Discrimination And Discrimination

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The United States has promises of freedom, equality, and access to opportunities for all in order to build a life. For millions of individuals that promise is lost to them. Living your life in a sequestered bubble is dangerous, one is so focused on their own lives that they are ignorant to the suffering around them. It is important to let the reality kick in, and learn that this country is hurting due to such high levels of violence. There are several factors that contribute to these levels of violence, such as the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and militarization of the police. The root of the problem that connects all these issues together, is the role of discrimination. We ought to take a look at how discrimination has led to the criminalization of minority groups. While United States have accomplished so much since 1776, issues such as discrimination feels as if we are taking one step forward, and two steps back. When looking at the history and the modern war on drugs, it demonstrates a clear example of this kind of regression. During the 1900’s, as a great influx of Black and immigrant workers integrated into the American culture, working for long hours at such little pay, but still whites felt as though these workers were out there to “steal” their jobs. Politicians must come up with a way to get rid of them, without it being obvious they are racially discriminating them. Their only solution was to criminalize them by creating anti-drug laws. They associated

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