University Composition and Communication 2
January 8, 2012
Racism has existed for thousands of years. Not too long ago African American people were segregated against based on the color of their skin. Leader's both white and black loss their lives so that there would be acceptance one day of all people as equal. Now in 2011 we have a Mixed President who on the census marked himself as African American not counting heritage of a Caucasian mother. American's can now many whom they fall in love with however family member still question the longevity of interracial marriage. Caucasians and their interracial families also now experience Reverse Racism for the same African American people who once fought for the right to be called equal. Racism was once thought of as whites hating blacks, Now Reverse Racism affects Caucasians and Interracial couples as well.
Just fifty years ago African American’s were segregated against because of their color. African American people were not able to obtain jobs, or even go to certain places of town without fear because of their fear of being targeted based on their race. Now in 2012 Caucasians are filing lawsuits because of being denied employment due to affirmative action laws. Some Caucasians are afraid to go to into African American neighborhoods out of fear of being targeted. Schools teach how Martin Luther King Jr. fought for equality for all mankind. They also focus on how many African Americans gave their lives for the hope that one day we would all be equals, however you do not hear about the Caucasians that put their lives in danger and stood alongside African Americans and fought just as hard for Justice.
Jim Lethherer was an amputee. He only had one leg. Even though he only had one leg he participated in the Walk against fear in 1966 side by side African Americans. It was called the walk against fear because the Ku Klux Klan was very...