Racial Conflict

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Global Connections
22 Oct 2015
Racial Conflict Differences between races will always be based on biological factors. All homo-sapiens on earth are human, however it is the social structures created by the different physical attributes that differ between us where prejudices appear. The history that racial and ethnic groups already have between one another also is a primary reason for conflict between racial and ethnic groups. While racism in America seems to be less of an issue now, than during the early years of the country, the simple fact that racism was present before is a motivating factor for conflict between whites and African-Americans today. What we see today in America are conflicts of prejudice between law enforcement agencies and the citizens they police over. Most notably within the past 3 years are the Ferguson riots incited by the supposed police brutality that has been extensively talked about through news coverage and blown out of proportion through social media. Michael Brown was supposedly wrongfully killed by police which created the toxic environment of constant police brutality related to racism. In the US, racism is a well known issue. From racial profiling to other issues such as affirmative action, police brutality against minorities and the history of slavery and the rising resentment against immigrants.
Racism in America is not only against the black community but among many other races as well. Since the horrific terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, Security concerns have understandably increased, but so too has racial profiling, discrimination etc. In the early aftermath of the attacks some Americans that were understandably outraged and horrified, even attacked some members of the Sikh community where at least one was even killed, because they resembled certain types of Muslims, with…...

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