Introduction to Racial Discrimination in America

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Blacks experience it regularly; Whites minimize its occurrences, its impact or even deny its existence altogether.  The latest argument is that the country elected a Black as president; Whites use that as proof that they’ve been right all along.

 

If you are black, you don’t need lesson from whites to explain how things have improved since Martin Luther King days. In fact, you don’t need any black leader to instill hope and confidence in the future. Every day, you experience discrimination; you know what it’s like to be black in America.  The examples are endless; there are very few blacks (if any) that can talk of not being discriminated against on a regular basis. There is no need to take a trip to a white neighborhood or to an upscale section of town to see it, to experience it.

 

If you are white, you are undoubtedly flabbergasted by all this nonsense of blacks being discriminated against. You are not racist, right? You don’t know anybody who is racist, right? And yet, at every turn, you hear this nonsense. After all, things are so good that the country elected a black president. You see blacks at the work place; you might even be related to one. In fact, you could be dating one. Better yet, your brother, your sister, your uncle may be dating a black or your mother or your father is married to a black individual. Blacks must be exaggerating things.

 

If you are an observer or you simply set out to find out which of the two groups is right about discrimination, you already sense it’s going to be a long road to the truth. And if and when you do get to the truth, you will undoubtedly be very surprised…

 

Watch this column, as we will delve into the details of this topic in the hope that the truth will help close this big divide of Racial Discrimination in America.

 

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