Historical Racism In America

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There is a historical racism that is ingrained in the country and is in the subconscious of the American people. It is what has been referred to as uber discrimination (Reskins.) In this paper I will talk about the extensive history of racism in America while explaining the origins and current use of the systems and structures currently in place. While this paper does give extensive history it will only talk about systems. This paper explains many events but, due to sheer volume will not be able to address all historical points, especially pertaining to micro aggressions, and personal racism (using slurs and offensive language.) We will start in 1676 Bacons rebellion Virginia, which forever changed the dynamics of using indentured workers to use of chattel slavery (chattel meaning commodity or personal property.) Despite slaves fighting in the revolutionary war on both sides slaves were promised freedom. Both sides broke their deal and after the war kept the status quo with chattel slavery, and freedmen were sold to the Caribbean. This being the start of broken promises, in the next era of the constitutional congress creating the 3/5 rule. A few decades later before the Civil War, Blacks attempted to access the U.S. legal system both to end their enslavement as well as…show more content…
This divide breaks down rational thought and strengthens misunderstanding, fear, and violence that is so prevalent in our institutions and citizens. This history leads to racial and ethnic profiling by law enforcement as a response to patterns of criminal conduct (Dobbins, 2000.) With the suppression through media the danger of one story (negative stereotypes) pervading consciousness of all people in America. There is the historical racism that is ingrained in the country and is in the subconscious of the American
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