Racial Discrimination In America Essay

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“Only in America where we dream as big as we want to we all get a chance.” - Brooks and Dunn. The Founding Fathers of our nation that took part in writing the Declaration of Independence had a proposition that would be the base of our country forever. The Founding Fathers had a sturdy base, but at the same time had a few flaws. My vision for America is a world free of poverty and war, and for racial discrimination to end. “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.” -Nelson Mandela. In 2014, 46.7 million people were said to be living in poverty. The unsatisfactory rate of 15% of penniless Americans should be decreased. Poverty is defined as the state of being extremely poor.Considering that America is a free, independent, and wealthy nation, the poverty percentage shouldn’t be as high as it is today. The problem emerges from businesses not hiring the needy, which in return causes Americans to be impoverished. In today’s time, the stereotypical proper person to hire is always hired and…show more content…
But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.” -Rosa Parks. Racial discrimination began before America was established as a country. This all began with the African slave trade and got substantially worse. Racial discrimination includes being looked down upon by race, skin color, or ethnic origin. This can cause bullying for younger kids at school. A recent study is testing if intelligence levels are lower if a type of skin color is involved. This is a great example of how racism needs to end because skin color does not determine a test grade or an IQ level. It is difficult to end something that is so popular in today’s times. A large influence on children today is their parents. A way to end this is to teach kids at a very young age that everyone is equal and to have parents keep their opinions to

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