In American history during the period the power struggle among various interest groups, ethnic minorities are still discriminated against and marginalized by white and mainstream in society. The majority of immigrants of the Asian
The Emergence of Social Equality Although slavery has been abolished for over 150 years—racial inequality is still apparent today. It is 2018; America is in an era of change, acceptance, and innovation— anyone can be whomever they want to be. Finally, everyone in America belongs and there is equality… except when there isn’t. A recent study done by the Pew Research Center in 2016 revealed how discrimination is present today. The study reports, “A majority of blacks (71%) say that they have experienced discrimination or been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity.
About the progress the blacks and women made by 1877, they made exponential growth by that time and were always making growth even before then. By 1877 African Americans were able to vote, they were able to buy their own land. They were able to choose how they would use public transportation, choose their own employment. They could finally participate in political processes, they could live with whites in a non-slave society. The status of blacks at the end of the construction legally was that they were free and were to be treated as humans.
Institutional discrimination is when laws favor a dominant group while minority groups are not favored, and this thought process is embedded into the norms of society. The pattern that we see in the history of Native American and African Americans is that white Americans always believed that they were the dominant race and all laws that were created, were made to favor only themselves. One idea that white Americans shared was that both ethnic groups previously mentioned were inferior and that these groups were not capable of coexisting with them. These thoughts were embedded into society early on and were the main justification for both slavery and Indian removal. The main difference that we see between both racial ethnic groups is that white Americans believed that they could strip Native Americans from their culture and civilize them while “nurture could not improve the nature of blacks” (67).
Although slavery has been abolished for over 150 years—racial inequality is still apparent today. It is 2018; America is in an era of change, acceptance, and innovation— anyone can be whomever they want to be. Finally, everyone in America belongs and there is equality… except when there isn’t. A recent study done by the Pew Research Center in 2016 revealed how discrimination is present today. The study reports, “A majority of blacks (71%) say that they have experienced discrimination or been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity.
Of course, this lack of sameness is not something they could change. One race cannot simply defy nature and transform into a completely different race. The blacks were not only aware of this fact, but they also embraced it and pushed for equal rights.
Racial segregation has been a part of American society since the Reconstruction Era following the end of the Civil War. It has taken many different forms and has been caused by a variety of social factors. Many Americans live with the belief that segregation ended during the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement. However, segregation, both school and residential, is still a pressing social problem in the United States. The racial segregation that we see today is less overt than the segregation of the mid twentieth century.
Reasons why racial freedom has improved over the years are so that colored people can encounter better jobs and education opportunities, are given more respect and obtain equal rights unlike previous times. Job and education opportunities were not given and had to be earned, but in some cases a colored person couldn't try to procure a professional job. "In 1940, 60 percent of employed black women worked as domestic servants; today the number is down to 2.2 percent, while 60 percent hold white-collar
The racism that occurs in the United States, impacts multiple minority groups, effecting their standards of living, their overall health and social ability to moves social class. Individuals and institutes have used racism by attempting to be superior to another race, usually a minority. In United States of America, prejudices and discrimination assisted for maintaining power over the minority, for the justification for slavery and discrimination to continue after slavery ended. The film, Inequality Is making Us Sick, discusses how African American women are double the amount of low-birth weight and premature weight than the average white American. The physicians partaking in this study wanted to know why this occurred and how it leads to the conclusion it has to do with the effects of racism.