Examples Of Racial Segregation In The United States

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A lot of people, especially in the US, are talking about the racial segregation during the 20th century when Martin Luther King, Civil Rights Movement, Freedom Riders etc were active as a past era. These people say it like it’s something that have happened back in the days, something finished, but very few of them has thought about if the racial segregation still exists today in some way. But for us who looks at it from a bit more objective and unbiased perspective it’s quite obvious that it still exists in the US, even though many people are totally ignoring it or just not being able to see it as clearly as us who aren’t a part of the society. To be clear and avoid misunderstandings, I’m not saying that the present American society is segregated…show more content…
The police treat the people different depending on ethnicity and that’s pure racism but also a kind of segregation, because segregation doesn’t have to be an effect of discrimination like the schools for example. It can also be a form of discrimination itself and I think that this is an example of it. It’s impossible to deny the fact that american police officers are treating black people much worse than white. For example, last year more than 250 people got killed in the US by the police. That’s approximately 25% of all the people who got killed and that’s a lot considering that black people only constitutes 12% of the population. Except from that I think we all remember Alton Sterling who got killed by police officers while selling CDs even though he was totally innocent. An awful incident like that is something that only happens in segregated societies and it’s just once again proving my point. An innocent man would never have been killed in Sweden for example because we don’t have racist police officers like they do in the US. Now you may think about why it’s like that, why are the american cops so racist? Because they have segregation that makes people see differences between
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