This well educated man was getting dirty looks and halsted for using standard everyday services. As a person in today’s society most would hope that this doesn’t happen as often on the contrary it happens everyday. Many people are still more likely to trust white people over black people even with the same credentials as each other. Especially with jobs in today’s society, how many african american bankers does one see on a regular basis usually one to none because even today entire companies are racially profiling. Many Americans have come to the conclusion that the black people movement ended when they obtained voting rights, but no matter what rights are given to people of different races they will 6 times out of 10 feel attacked or racially profiled at least once a day.
In the Civil Rights era of the 1960’s there was still a wide gap between white and black incarceration rates. In these times there were much less people in prison, but black people were still 5 times more likely to be incarcerated than white people. This is not a surprise because racism was more open and accepted in these times. This era is what allowed for the systematic imprisonment and racism we see in our institutions today. Although black people made great strides in reaching for equality in this decade, there were still many systems put in place that continue to disadvantage people of colour in the justice system.
Asian Americans tended to be restricted to segregated neighborhoods, segregated schools. They often did not have the kind of job prospects that white people had. They would be barred from certain kinds of employment either by law or by custom (Guo, 2016, para-4 under the heading ‘An important argument in your book’). Between the years of 1940 and 1970, Asian Americans exceeded the average household earnings of African Americans. Also, they were able to close the wage gap with whites (Guo, 2016, para-1).
For example, according to ‘Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey Since 1972’, there are still people stereotypes that Whites are more hardworking compared to Blacks. If a manager keeps this perception and stereotypes Blacks as less hard working, he or she can make a wrong decision in the management process, e.g. prefer to hire a White applicant instead of a Black applicant. The wrong judgment was being proven to occur in the famous study done by Bertrand and Mullainathan (2004). Their study tests how likely applicants with a typical Black name will receive a chance of interview compare with those with a typical White name.
Now, everyone is allowed to vote and many people still don’t. Back when there was no Voting Rights Act, so before 1965, white people were trying to stop blacks from voting, thinking that they were not smart enough, or too poor to vote. Now, seeing that only 59.7% of people vote, counting blacks, that shows that if black people still were not able to vote, that number would be even lower(4). In Turkey, 84% of people made it out of there house and to the voting polls. (4) In Belgium, 87% of people were able to get up and vote.
Not only were African American’s segregated in all aspects of society but they also saw massive inequality in their average income in comparison to their white counterparts. African Americans only receiving 51% of what a white American in the same occupation was earning, and received fewer opportunities to white people as white Americans were typically preferential to blacks for most employees. It wouldn’t be until the civil rights act of 1964 is passed that it would become illegal for employers to discriminate based on race, and African American’s would be treated a little more fairly. Therefore, despite some successes in desegregation of education and transport links, the civil rights movement faced bitter opposition and achieved little in the 1950s. Many African American’s faced unremitting hostility and violence as well as deep discrimination.
The study reports, “A majority of blacks (71%) say that they have experienced discrimination or been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity. Roughly one-in-ten (11%) say this happens to them on a regular basis, while 60% say they have experienced this rarely or from time to time” (“On Views of Race and Inequality…”). Many people think that
When it comes to racial profiling by the police in the criminal justice system, African Americans are more often racially profiled than any other race in America today. This has become a problem because not ever black individual is a criminal and not every criminal is black. Therefore, there needs to be some sort of resolution to this epidemic. “By analyzing data from 4.5 million traffic stops in 100 North Carolina cities, Stanford researchers have found that police in that state are more likely to search black and Hispanic motorists, using a lower threshold of suspicion, than when they stop white or Asian drivers” (Andrews, E., 2016). Hypothesis Racial profiling is happening more and more in America today.
Racial segregation policy may formalize but it is also often practiced without legalized. Researchers Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan at the University of Chicago and MIT found in a 2004 study that widespread discrimination in the workplace in respect of candidates whose names will be perceived as sounding black. These applicants were 50% less likely to "sounding white name" as a candidate as perceived to receive callbacks for interviews. Devah Pager a sociologist at the University of Princeton sent pairs of candidates for a job in Milwaukee and New York City apply, found that black applicants received callbacks or job offers at half the rate of the same qualifications whites.In contrast, institutions and courts discrimination against whites have upheld if it is done even if it was shown to be at the expense of qualified candidates to promote a diverse work or educational environment. The researchers view these results as strong evidence of unconscious biases in the long history of discrimination against the United States
The first reason why the American dream cannot be achieved by all people is social inequality. Social inequality existed for many people in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s but it was primarily directed at two types of people, women and African Americans. From the dawn of time men have seen women as inferior and believed that they are only useful for reproduction and housekeeping purposes. In 1920 only about 8,346,896 women out of 76,212,168 total held jobs, that means only about 12% of women were employed. Not only were most women unemployed but a large number of women suffered domestic violence due to the fact that “wife beating” was legal until 1920 (Domestic Violence 2002).