The government of the United States has taught and interpreted the idea of race onto its citizens. Race is not something that we are born with but instead we are taught who to discriminate against. Burgett and Hendler (2014a) state that race has established, “who may be property, and who are citizens, and among the latter who get to vote and who do not, who are protected by law and who are not, who have access and privilege and who are (to be) marginalized” (p. 208). The success of the United States as a nation can be attributed to the work of slaves. “[As stated by Bush], ‘the very people traded into slavery helped to set America free through their struggle of injustice’”
Remember a time when I first discovered that the world was stranger as I was a baby hearing noises and seeing objects for the very first time. As a child growing up I began to understand the use of the noise and the functions of the objects. I notice the world was strange by the different colors and patterns while looking outside. The world seems strange with the different races, height, and sizes of the different race. It 's seem strange that people of different races spoke and wrote in different languages.
Martin Luther King Jr. says he shouldn’t pay attention criticism or he and his secretaries wouldn’t get any work done. Although, he feels like he must explain why he did what he in Birmingham because people were being persuaded to the reasoning of the “outsiders coming in. ”King argues that you can never be an outsider if you live in the United States, because you must know your rights to protect to them. MLK was serving as president of Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The Birmingham branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference invited MLK to participate in the direct-action program if needed.
They want everyone to believe that racism doesn't exist anymore. They want everyone to think that America is the land of the free and home of the brave. People across this country and the world seems to think that it's all in the past. They say we progress from the early years of America and reached well above the limitation set by the establishment. But yet, are we treated fairly by the system?
Black people worked hard to get the rights that all Americans are supposed to have. The Civil Rights Movement Black people fought these laws from the start. For example, many people refused to use businesses that were unfair to black people. After a little more than a year, bus companies no longer forced black people to sit in the back. To do it, they had to change their rules and serve black people the same way they served white people.
“Make America Great Again!” said the current president of the United States. Donald Trump claims that he will probably be the least in America. However, his casino workers at Atlantic City, New Jersey have been accusing Trump for racism over the years. Kip Brown, a former employee at the casino, said “the bosses told black workers to leave the floor when Donald Trump visited” (O’Conner). Racism is still an ongoing problem in the United States.
The call of Pope Francis to take “a clear stand for creative and active nonviolence and against all forms of violence” echoes the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of a nation without racism. Inspired by Dr. King’s concept of a creative and constructive tension, I seek the following solutions to the violence caused by racism: Treat people equally, join Anti-Racist and Anti-Prejudice, make an effort to know some different than you and to have freedom. The solution to ending racism is to treat people equally, here is Dr. King ’s quote that supports this solution.
Our society has been subject to different forms of injustice for hundreds of years, such as slavery followed by decades segregation and discrimination. Discrimination is a common thread in the United States throughout the years, and even though slavery has ended, discrimination continues today in many forms. People who have felt discriminated against have responded in many ways from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s to the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Los Angeles in the 1990s was still a place of segregation that led to discrimination and racial tension. The Los Angeles riots (or the Rodney King riots) in 1992, were another painful but eye opening event in the long fight for justice.
Living as one of the members of the African American community is tough in this era. The discrimination and profiling that accompanies this label can be challenging at times, but I have made my mark in this group. I am a fighter. I persevere when the storms of racial slurs hit, and I try to disprove these stereotypes. For instance, in a baseball tournament in Saginaw, while I was at bat, the pitcher threw a fastball at my head because of the color of my skin.
When one common injustice exists, it carries a few more along with it. Americans have been divided continuously, by their class status, their race, religious beliefs, political opinions, and ethnicities. Discrimination has continuously affected America for centuries, and one problem always seems to lead to another. A never-ending cycle, even something as amazing and beneficial as education can be tainted based on someone’s inability to afford the education, or racial prejudice.