Young "Black Girl" in America Argumentative Essay by numero uno

Young "Black Girl" in America
An argumentative paper discussing racism in the United States.
# 6513 | 1,035 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US

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The writer of this paper argues that the laws and legislation may be in place in order to guarantee the end to racism but it will take many generations before the mind set of people can change and their derogatory words and actions will stop.

From the Paper:

"When people talk about discrimination and prejudice, they talk about it as if it is a thing of the past. They talk about slaves, plantations and what our great grandparents went through. When they talk about what it is to be ethnic, many paint a picture that looks something like Kunta Kinte in the movie Roots. Then they follow it with some comment like, “Boy its good things are not like that anymore.” But the truth is that even though the physical lashings are not as severe, the emotional scares run just as deep as they did 150 years ago. Just two generations ago, our grandparents were still under the Jim Crow laws, which set aside different rules for Blacks than Whites. Our parents still may remember what it was like to be made to sit in the back of the movie theater because of the color of their skin. The Jim Crow laws may have been repealed and we now have many well meaning anti-discrimination laws, but those who think that discrimination is a thing of the past have never checked the box marked “African American” under race."

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