Racism And Discrimination End With The Civil Rights Movement

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Arika Reddy
Philosophy Hnrs
1/30/16
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Discrimination in society Many argue that America’s long practice of racism and discrimination ended with the Civil Rights Movement. However, what people fail to realize is that even decade’s later racism and discrimination continue to dominate the lives of many especially in the criminal justice system.
The case of Marissa Alexander is a shocking scenario in which the court system fell prey to the vicious grip of racial prejudice. Marissa Alexander, a woman scared for her life fired a gunshot into the wall in an act of self-defense during a domestic dispute with her abusive husband. The Court system ruled against Alexander’s “stand your ground” self-defense argument and charged her with aggravated

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