Racism By:John Woo

Racism has started in the 1500-1600's and is still present today. It all started with the African Slave Trade where people wanted more efficient labor for little to no money spent. They treated these African Slaves like property and did not feel any sort of sorrow.

In 1896 the Supreme Court sanctioned legal separation of people with color and whites. This affected many people around the world and they were devastated. Many people made great efforts to end segregation like Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, and most importantly Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin led many non-violent protests and made great efforts in order to stop segregation. Because of his efforts and many others, segregation was put to an end in 1964

Even though segregation had ended there were still many racists around the world and it was not just whites being racist towards blacks, it was the same thing the other way around. In one case, in Jan of 2017, there were four black teenagers charged with hate crimes towards a mentally disabled white teen. The yelled racist slurs towards the young teen and streamed it live on Facebook. There was a case, in 2015, where Dylann Roof a 21-year old white teenager from Charleston, South Carolina shot 12 people, killing 9 of them. The church was a historically, black church and the reason he had done this was to "start a race war".

Clearly, there is still a lot of racism in our world and it must be stopped. This is not only the case between white and black people, but races all around the world. One way to stop this would be to have kids be educated in school about the present day racism and make it a mandatory topic to teach kids. Our world is going to be taken over by all of our children and they must be well-educated not feed a bunch of wrongful opinions.



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