Racism in America

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Racism in America
American racism has been an issue since the time of colonial period all the way to the time of slave trade and slavery. America is still one of the leading countries where racism has been practiced to a larger extent from the colonial periods where it was sanctioned and heavy punishments were administered to the offenders. America being a country of long history, it has people from different races namely; Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latin Americans and Anglo Americans (Rhoads, 2005). The long struggle of these races against American racism has allowed them to be obliged in matters such as literacy, immigration, voting rights, owning citizenship, acquiring land and liberty. In reading American history, many people have suffered from racism and religious intolerance which led to xenophobic in 1938 (Price, 2004). This was mainly an attack which targeted the non Protestants such as the Jews, Italian Americans among others who were affiliated to the Roman Catholic. This people among other immigrants in America suffered from discrimination in the highest order during the early days when anti-discrimination legislations had not been passed.
America has over the time structured its institution to suit the tendency of racism in various ways. Slavery was an issue characterized by racism and the Indian war. This was meant to discriminate some races against the Americans hence denying them opportunities and privileges in the American society. Other forms of racial discrimination in the American society included Native American reservation, racial segregation, and residential schools for the Native Americans. This form of racism was largely dominant in the American society until the formal racism was banned by the acts of parliament in 20th century (Marger, 2011). During this time, racial discrimination was banned and declared…...

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