Argumentative Essay On Race Relations

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In the months after Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, 66 percent of Americans told the researchers behind the New York Times /CBS News poll that race relations in the United States were generally good (Maraniss). This was the impact that America was looking for, change. Change in a sense that the hope for all minorities no matter what race, color, or ethnicity would be treated as equals. This election did spark that sense of hope, but the race relations in the U.S. did not continue to strive like they did for a short period after Obamas first election.
In May 2014, during Obamas second term, just before the shooting death of teenager Michel Brown in Ferguson, Mo., just 33 percent of Americans described race relations as generally bad in that same New York Times/CBS News poll (Maraniss). Acts of outrage and crime such as the Michael Brown case during Obama sentence brought furious outrage to minorities groups particularly African Americas who claimed that an all-white police force was racist and
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continue to remain unfair in some way. The first step in fixing this process is helping ALL American understand the underlying issue is still there and is something America needs to improve to become a better country. In my opinion, race relations still remain extremely unfair, I didn’t understand t the fullest extent just how bad it was until reading and participating in our class discussion just as how bad it has been and continues to be. I never even considered my “white privilege” until I heard the term in this class, I think that’s how a lot of Americans are, they are so blindsided by their own race (mainly whites) that they don’t see the struggles of other

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