Summary Of Racial Discrimination By John Howard Griffin

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A race is a subdivision of a species of biology that is formed from certain characteristics that differentiate their other individuals. For several centuries ago, discrimination towards different races have existed, and over the years has been both worse and better. Racial segregation is the separation of people because of their skin color. Segregation was legal and normal in many countries around the world for many years. The largest cases of racism and segregation have been part of the white race towards blacks. Blacks have been victims of severe discrimination for centuries, “African Americans had been fighting against racial discrimination for centuries; during the 1950s, however, the struggle against racism and segregation entered the…show more content…
"You 're not serious," one of them said. "They 're not going to ask you any questions. As soon as they see you, you 'll be a Negro and that 's all they 'll ever want to know about you" (Griffin). This shows that in those years, the white man did not care at all treat well the man of color. For them, they were insignificant. On the other hand, nearly fifty years later, now in the present, blacks are seen in a different way. Now blacks have the same rights as whites. there is no segregation in question, for example, the separation of bathrooms, cafes, among other things. All this was largely due to boycotts and riots made by African leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and others. In conclusion, times have changed, and also have point of views, laws and thoughts on segregation and racism. Of course, although there still are many believers about the blacks not having the same freedoms as whites. Today both races have the same freedoms and
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