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Many people are not aware of how much racism still exists in our schools workforces, and anywhere else where social lives are occurring.

The Top 5 Issues Facing Black Americans by Taleb Starkes

Racism is a 'big problem' to more Americans, poll finds - CNN

“Nine out of ten people in society today believe that racism does not exist” (Hutchinson 5).
Maybe the writer should get the facts straight before putting finger to keyboard...1 Michael Brown robbed a store attacked a cop and tried to take his gun. 2 The kid shot with the toy gun was not sitting on a swing, he was standing and pointing the toy gun at the police. No wonder your little snowflakes are distraught...they get lied to by the media and their professors. Our own Jesus displayed what would be called racism today...every time he mentioned "dogs' to the Jews he was talking about Us-----GENTILES. Was that racist? Or just the facts of life to Jews???

How different groups of Americans view racism in U.S. society

When slavery was abolished in America in 1865 racial tension settled in.
Although Americans think that they live in a non-racist society, minorities today still live in the chains of oppression and prejudice through sports, schools, and social media.


Yes, Racism Is Still a Problem in America | HuffPost

Arguably the issue that has come the farthest is how people in America view and treat minorities.
An understanding of racial issues facing America has to be viewed in a historical context. African Americans arrived shackled in chains as slaves and their social status was defined by their captivity. Consider the following language from the U.S. Supreme Court in the infamous Dred Scott decision justifying the inferior status accorded to blacks:

To the extent that racial bias affects our personal attitudes and judgments, to the extent that we allow another's race to influence our relationship and limit our openness, to the extent that we see yet close our hearts to our brothers and sisters in need, (22) - to that extent we are called to conversion and renewal in love and justice.

As individuals we should try to influence the attitudes of others by expressly rejecting racial stereotypes, racial slurs and racial jokes. We should influence the members of our families, especially our children, to be sensitive to the authentic human values and cultural contributions of each racial grouping in our country.

We should become more sensitive ourselves and thereby sensitize our acquaintances by learning more about how social structures inhibit the economic, educational, and social advancement of the poor. We should make a personal commitment to join with others in political efforts to bring about justice for the victims of such deprivation.

Racism Is Still a Problem in America.

The institution of slavery was ultimately abhorrent to white Americans in the North and a civil war was fought to end this practice. But institutional reforms were short-lived. The majority of the African American population remained in the South and their social and political ostracism in that region remained virtually unchanged. Blacks did migrate to other regions of the country in the 20th century. But a pattern of separate social status and cultural characteristics existed outside of the south as well. African Americans chiefly migrated to large cities and were relegated to racially exclusive neighborhoods. They remained segregated from many mainstream institutions, including the military, until after World War 2.

This site addresses race and racism in American law.

It was not until the civil rights movement of the 1960's that a profound national policy was developed to address racial injustice. What has emerged is a complex and uneven pattern of addressing racial discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, political participation, and social recognition.

Racism is a 'big problem' to more Americans, poll finds - …

Although racial relations between whites and blacks remain strained, there is far more common ground than in previous decades. The races associate with far more frequency in the workplace. An increasingly greater percentage of persons of each race know someone of the other race who they regard as a fairly close personal friend. There are an increasing number of mixed marriages and the social disapproval of them has declined astoundingly . The mass media, particularly in its portrayal of athletes, has contributed mightily to improved cross-racial perceptions between blacks and whites. With far more frequency, African Americans who have become successful athletes are not stereotyped racially but are admired for their skill and human qualities. It is not surprising that African Americans cherish this aspect of their progress in American society. It also explains why the trial of O.J. Simpson, one such icon, was such a bitter experience for black Americans. A "racially conscious etiquette" which forbids racially derisive speech has emerged particularly among college educated Americans in most areas of the country.