Racism And The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

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Human Rights refers to the basic rights and privileges that all people are entitled to regardless of their sexual orientation, religion, cultural or ethnic background, or physical attributes or abilities. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended all state and local law requiring segregation. Since then, legally racism has ended, yet the mindset of many American citizens is that the white race is superior. People still feel the need to fight for their rights through riots and protests. America needs to take the time to see, listen, and feel what people are experiencing. Colored American citizens suffer through police brutality, covert racism, and the fact that people view them as less. Racism exists in America. Prejudice is a judgement made before…show more content…
People are being treated poorly because of the color of their skin. Someone can be accused of committing a crime without evidence. Bob Becker once said, “When a black man is stopped for no apparent reason, that is covert racism. When a black woman shops in a fancy store and is followed by security guards, that is covert racism.” (Bob Becker) People with different ethnic backgrounds are suspected of committing a crime because of stereotypes people believe are true. A source said, “Researchers consistently find that people of color are more likely to be stopped and frisked; that white Americans are more likely to use illegal drugs, but black Americans are more likely to be jailed for drug use; that black men are sentenced to longer prison terms than their white peers for the same crimes and, even more incredibly, that the more stereotypically “black looking” a defendant is, the more likely he is to be sentenced to death. White Americans support harsh criminal penalties not despite but because they believe black offenders will be disproportionately affected.” (“Racism Is So Insidious, Even Black People Underestimate…show more content…
Racism is prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that the one 's own race is superior. People who believe that racism ended in America in 1964 would say that the citizens elected an African-American President in 2008. On the other hand, in 2016 the citizens elected a white supremacist to be the President. They may also argue that there are more interracial couples, Of course not all Americans are racist. However, it can’t be denied that some Americans have minds with racial characteristics.Unfortunately, not all Americans can accept another race than white even though America has more than one official

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