The Pros And Cons Of Racism In America

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The United States has always been known as the melting pot of the world, where an unbelievable amount of races, cultures and ethnic groups come together to form one diverse and cultured land. As alluring as this metaphor is, a more realistic one is “all that glitters is not gold.” While America has always seen to be the “Land of the Free” it has a very devastating and racist past. America is known for its, history for discriminating against Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Asians, and many others. As of the twenty-first century, racism cannot be seen through slavery, imprisonment camps, or the practical genocide of an entire race because instead, we see it in stereotyping, cultural appropriation, systematic oppression and violent …show more content…
The first thought was the very obvious form of racism, the infamous Charlottesville march that happened last year in August. I have heard many people try to defend this act of hate speech by saying that they were only trying to protest a statue coming down and that we can’t erase our history, but refuse to realize the deeper meaning of the words the men and women were chanting. They would chant phrases such as “Sieg Heil” (which means “Hail Victory” of Hitler) and “blood and soil” and giving the Nazi salute. On top of the practical Nazi propaganda, if anyone disagreed with them some people would revert to calling people n****rs or said: “you sound like a n****r” (Vox- August 12, 2017). The N word should not be used by a person who is not of the African-American race. People need to understand that along with that word comes years of painful history of how slaves raised up the United States on their backs and all the discrimination, hate, abuse, and racism that comes along with