Racism And Discrimination In America

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Benito Mussolini, an Italian politician, once said: “Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy”. Indeed, since the United States became an independent country, American people always proud to say their country is a democratic constitution. Long time ago, the United States used their rights as the “leader of free world”, using the guise of “democracy and human rights” in order to conduct wars of aggression such as Vietnam or Iraq War. However, America serves both democracy and republic. Some problems including discrimination, politics and social issues have made America is not a “democracy heaven” anymore. These obstacles are still existing nowadays. Therefore, the true reflection of the true nature of American democracy…show more content…
From the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, they recognized there are variety types of discrimination in America such as race/color, religion, gender etc. Indeed, American people usually see themselves as superior people and see other immigrant people with different colors or different accents are inferior. According to the article Welcome to America? International student perceptions of discrimination, a Mexican woman commented that Mexicans are often discriminated against in Arizona due to border issues, and that they are portrayed negatively in the media. She has had experiences where people blatantly treated her as inferior until they learned that she was teaching at the University (as part of her graduate program). The fact that Americans discriminate Mexicans because the minority of Mexican people cross the U.S border illegally. However, not all Mexicans do that since it is really dangerous and may cause to crime. On the other hand, people also have their assumption about human races or it is easier to say racial stereotypes are still existing and relating to some folks that are generalized and applied to a whole category of people. To illustrate, people usually classified Black people always cause the highest crimes and tend to be the lowest class than other races. For example, my friend, Vivian, went home at 10pm after…show more content…
Most people will hear it at least one when the voting time during a presidential election. From what we have learned in the lesion, it is the process of giving one political party an advantage over another political party by redrawing district lines. There are two political party in the United States such as Republican and Democrat party. Each party will find their way to gain as much as votes or districts as possible because when the win the election, they will have the rights to control everything including the state budget or set themselves to win more districts in the future. Therefore, redrawing the boundaries that separate districts by party leaders will help one of political parties win easily. Similarity, gerrymandering has the shape like a salamander. To illustrate, according to The Washington Post, with average gerrymander scores of about 88 out of a possible 100, Maryland and North Carolina are home to some of the ugliest districts in the nation among states with at least three Congressional districts. In fact, North Carolina is home to three out of the top 10 most-gerrymandered districts in the country. Maryland is proof that gerrymandering isn't just a Republican pastime, as the state's Democrats redrew those boundaries in 2012. From what we have learned, packing and cracking are the most popular
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