Racism in the Shadows

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Racism in the Shadows

“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty,” stated Martin Luther King. Jr. Everyday many of people within different racial and cultural groups are harassed and discriminated against for simply their color or religion. Many Americans believe that racism today is not as extensive as it was over forty years ago. Although, the dispute still continues today. People believe that racism no longer exists, but it is still effects our society today. Racism exists within schools, law enforcement, and jobs even though racism is more subtle than it use to be.

Being able to provide good education that will build strong character for children is a big part of the American dream. Racism in school disrupts the students learning environment, within school which will affect their whole lives. Students and teachers both engage in racism in the classroom. At Harrop Fold High School a white girl, Codie Scott, was asked to work with five Asian students for a science lab. Codie told her teacher she did not want to work with them. As we can tell, Codie had no valid reason not to work with her classmates beside their race. The five innocent Asian students wanted to work together to learn the complications of science, but this white ignorant female student could not get pass the differences of race to learn together. If race is a problem in school, it defiantly makes an impact on your job opportunities after school.

In the process of getting a job your race is an important factor. In most cases, you can be just as qualified as another future employee, but since you are a minority you will not get hired. A study of the University of Chicago filled in applications with the same credentials but different names. The name such as Emily O'Brien or Neil McCarthy, usually...
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