Drew Shotts Jeff Gunn SOC240 3/28/16 Racial inequality in America Racism in America can come in all shapes and forms, that being said it can also come from all different types of people. With this in mind we should now analyze what racism is. “Racism: A system of advantage based on race” (Tatum126). By looking at racism through this lens we can see that racism is a systematical problem based off policies or societal views and not only a single persons personal biases. That being said, one of the main problems with race issues in America is the unequal opportunities presented to races. Thus resulting in it effects all stages of life from childhood activities to the wage gap between black and white adults in America. Fixing this problem as a societal whole will definitely prove to be a challenge, however it is most definitely possible, and it starts with acknowledging white privilege and other racial tendencies, racism is systematic, and to elect Bernie Sanders as president. By doing so we as a Country have an opportunity to rise to the top of the world once more. And in doing so we may hopefully see a day in time where systematic racism is truly a thing of the past. Sadly; however, today we see it is very much alive within our society and all races can be guilty of racism. This may seem like too easy of an idea but we honestly need to look at the route of these issues which date back many decades. As we see with the wage gap as well as levels of those impoverished with each race, it can be seen that racism is most definitely still around it just changed its face to a different evil. By that I mean instead of segregation and lynching’s and the
KKK being the driving race issues with the 1900s we now see a deeper level of racism that in most cases can go unnoticed. This can include government policies such as Bush’s Tax break which in turn only helped advance mainly white Americans and in turn widened the wage gap greatly. This combined with the thousands of schools that are in low income areas that experience low funding and understaffing will result in a lack of money at home due to the fact a lower education equals less money. This lack of money at home leads to less opportunity in furthering an education. Which then lessons job opportunities. No education, no job, no job?
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