Why Segregation Still Exists Today

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Imagine living in a United States in which discrimination, segregation, and racial prejudice no longer exist. A United States where the color of your skin, nor your sexual preferences matter. An America whose dark past brought horrible social injustices, will be of the past and will never occur again. Unfortunately, this America does not exist. We still live in an era in where the color of your skin defines you, where people feel discriminated, ostracized, and judged because of their race, religion, or sexual orientation. Thus, our generation is not post racial.
Evidently, our generation is not a place in where post-racial exists since discrimination still occurs today. According to Aaron Blake’s article from the Washington Post titled “The most discriminated-against people in America? It’s people like you, of course,” explains social groups such as Hispanics, evangelical christians, Catholics, and African Americans, saw themselves among the most discriminated
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In his article “ Segregation Now,” James writes about how poor African Americans and Latinos are being segregated in schools today. Segregation still occurs, and it has become worse in recent years. Segregation is still a common circumstance in American public schools. This no longer consists of only white and black students but also other ethnical students. A recent study from USA Today, explained that Latino and African Americans students are more likely to attend schools that are mostly made up of poor students.Meanwhile, white and Asian American students are more likely to attend middle-class schools. Similarly, another study shows that the years between 1993 and 2011, the number of African Americans in schools where ninety percent or more of the student population were minorities increased from 2.3 million to over 2.9 million. Undoubtedly, segregation still exists in our generation and has recently increased over the
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