Stereotypes: Race Relations In The United States

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Being a fast food worker for the past year and a half, I have been exposed to numerous different types of people, and most of them are not the same race as me. When I first started to get to know them, even though at times there was difficulty communicating, we were able to make it work and build stronger relationships. One of my favorite managers was Rose, a Hispanic woman who had been so kind to me. She was an example of someone who was able to teach me things about herself I could have stereotyped and not taken the time to learn anything about her as an individual. Growing up in Joliet, Illinois has always given me the opportunity to experience race relations on a regular basis, just due to the diversity of the city that I live in. The people that I live with are also an impact on how I view race relations, due to what they have taught me over the years about how we should love everyone equally, despite the color of their skin. Not everyone lives with families that view people the same way; some parents instill hatred or prejudice ideas into their children’s …show more content…

Disregarding his political viewpoints, the fact of the matter is the color of someone’s skin isn’t going to change how good or bad of a President they are. Granted some may say he favored blacks over other races, but who is to say that previous Presidents didn’t lean towards their race as well? The United States is blessed to be an extremely diverse country, and more so than ever during this election there was a push for Mr. Obama to win, in theory to help the black communities and to bring unity to multiple races. This idea proved true at first, but now nearly 68% of blacks are discontent with the way race relations are turning out, the highest it’s been since the 1992 rioting in California

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