Discrimination

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Jeannell Purvis
Majzoub
EDUC 2120
10/5/10
The act of discrimination is as old as mankind. Over the years many people have struggled to overcome whatever discrimination they face or feel is unequivocally unjust. Unfortunately, discrimination still continues today. Although, here in America, we seem to have taken leaps and bounds away from the bigoted society we once lived in, discrimination remains. Organizations like the Ku Klux Klan, abolitionists, and the Women Suffragettes are no longer around because we’ve made incredible progress as far as advocating white supremacy, suppressing a non-white person’s right to vote, and women’s rights. Some may say that discrimination doesn’t exist anymore however, others would say that it still occurs but in a more subtle manner. Organizations such as GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), AADAP (Americans Against Discrimination And Preferences), and even IMADR (International Movement Against all forms of Discrimination) which is worldwide group would be the latter group of believers. It is up to groups like these to continue the fight against discrimination today or else the people committing this unjust act will persist on doing so and teach their children to do the same, thus continuing a vicious cycle. The majority of people today are ignorant to the fact that discrimination still takes place- that is a depressing thought especially when, if asked, the people they encounter everyday could tell of at least one instance in which they had been discriminated against. Take Bakenga Mwamba for example. He’s a student at Columbus State, has his own car, his own apartment, and is generally a very good person. However, Bakenga is from the Democratic Republic of Congo which makes his English sound accented, and he has really dark skin. When asked if he had experienced any discrimination against him, he had quite a few stories to tell. One instance happened recently on the way back to Columbus from a trip to...
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