Ethnic Group and Discrimination

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Prejudice and Racism People of all races make unfavorable opinions about a person without having any knowledge or reason. Blacks have been faced with prejudice. People judge them because of the color of their skin, religious beliefs, or national origin. African American has been treated with prejudice from police officers, judges, and other political officials. There have been several cases of prejudice in the courtrooms. Blacks were not treated the same as whites in the courtroom. In some cases, officers have shown prejudice toward African Americans because they were black and poor. Whites considered their race to be superior to the Black race and other races. This belief is called racism. Racism has been a major issue since slavery. Slavery was the first form of racism against African Americans.
African Americans were set apart from White Americans. This physical separation of the two groups was called segregation. Segregation made Blacks and Whites equal but separate. They were separated in the residence, workplace, and social functions. The separation in residence allowed Whites to have the luxury of living in upscale neighborhoods. African Americans had to live in neighborhoods that were less fortunate. Also, Blacks were segregated in the workplace because of their race and education. Whites got the better paying jobs and positions in the workplace. While, Blacks got positions that had less pay and more job duties. They were not allowed to use the same restroom or drink from the same fountains as Whites. Also, they were not able to eat or dine in the same restaurants as Whites. These things led to the upcoming of the Civil Rights Act of 964 that ended major forms of discrimination and segregation. (The Civil Rights Act of 1964, 2011)
Dual Labor Market African Americans had little or no education or access to a higher…...

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