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What Makes You Better Than Me? (Essay On Racism Against Blacks)

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WHAT MAKES YOU BETTER THAN ME?Today, if you were to walk through the exciting, overpopulated streets of any city of the Eastern Coast, you would be invited in any arena of entertainment or establishment. People would not look at you twice because of the color of your skin. Today, the United States is considered the melting pot of the world; every race is mingling together as a whole. Don't be fooled by this vision you see, because it has not been like this always. Not long ago from our present time, in the 1940's people were judged by the color of their skin. This society was a black and white picture. There was the separation of the whites and African Americans. These two groups had ...view middle of the document...

For many years, too many to count, the African American man, woman and child was brought to the United States as a donkey was brought here from the Spanish country to work hard, by tending the land bear all physical work duties as his owner demanded. Even though one can be prejudiced, as I have stated, it can be appealing to ones eye, for instance an African American was not worthy to be alive or recognized by society during this time, but as you see in this photo, they were good enough to fight and protect this country, so you ask yourself, is this a double standard or what? Don't you think this person deserved to be recognized, treated with respect and given the same advantages as in the society he lived, after all he loved this country so much that he would give his own life to protect it.How would like to be told that you are not wanted, verbally, in your own environment. What about if you decided to take a stroll on a summer, warm day, while the birds are singing and when the breeze is touching your body as if it was in love with you? And as you strolled in your own town you are told, silently, that you are not wanted by window signs, door signs, building signs...

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