Effect of Racism in American Culture Seungjun Lee

America is far from having quelled its racism problem. Whether it's treatment by police or susceptibility to poverty, one's skin color can determine a whole range of variables in life. Particularly, blacks in America face a disproportionate number of social and economic barriers — but the racial problem is not binary. It extends way beyond a white-black disparity, affecting Hispanics, Arabs and a miscellany of other minorities. These statistics reveal disparate dimensions of racism as it exists in the United States today and are a stark reminder of how far the country needs to go in addressing the problem.

How I arrived at this inspiration

I arrived at this inspiration because of two reasons. The first reason was when I heard about Trump creating a wall between the U.S and Mexico. As I heard it in school, I thought that it wasn't fair for Trump to create such stereotype to those Mexicans. Also, when I watched the news earlier in the week, I saw Donald Trump creating the travel ban on Muslims. As I kept watching the news, it showed how Donald Trump was trying to ban immigration. That was how I thought of the inspiration.

How does this relate to me

In my school, I saw some racial discrimination to some students. Even though I couldn't do anything about it because I was afraid to help them, I wanted to help them in the best way I could.

What do I want to accomplish from this

I want to destroy racism in the world. However, since it is too big, I could start in schools to end racism so that the future generation could have a sense of mind of discrimination.

Why should you be concerned

The reason is that I know that it occurs in your surroundings. You could do something about it.

What you could do about it

I know that it is too hard to end racism in the world. Believe me when I say this. But however, in the future, the future generation in 2017(us) in high school could start by standing up for people in our own school and people in our environment.


Created with images by Taymaz Valley - "Stop Racism"

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