Racism Essay

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Pages: 7

Austin Kim
Professor Ferrell
Essay 3.1
Writing 121
Racism Changes Lives Racism is defined as views, practices, and actions reflecting the belief that human beings are divided into certain categories known as races and that these members share common attributes amongst one another. This definition causes a specific group or race to be less desirable, more desirable, inferior, or superior. The segregation between ethnicities have stirred many debates, battles, and controversy. Another issue that is related to racism would have to be the stereotypes involved in the racial slurs. Stereotypes are commonly known as a widely held, yet fixed image or idea over a certain person, group, or thing. These stereotypes place the affected
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His inspiring “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” has been known as one of his greatest acts. He talks about Jesus and other heroes and asks the audience what would have happened if they were extremists. He discusses extremism in a whole new way, and includes two famous quotes, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” and “Justice too long delayed is justice denied.” From this point forward, his followers moved on the Washington DC, where he spoke in front of millions and gave his world known “I have a Dream” speech. Not only is this speech known as one of the greatest speeches throughout the history of the United States, it also captivated audiences from all over the US and gave the world a look at themselves. This speech called for unity, a better America, and was a message to stop racism and to live as equals, and it did just that. The generation today faces many differences from the past. There are no more specified sections in which genders, races, or groups “belong” in. Many people may argue that our current generation is free of racism and that everybody is equal to one another. Clearly, we can see that everyone is almost equal to one another. However, racism and stereotypes still haunt certain groups, and people. Officially, there have been no acts of racism in the US that disturbs a large crowd, city, etc, simply because of the laws that prohibit any