I am a legal studies major. I plan to be a lawyer in the future, and therefore i am a strong believer in justice, for everyone. With this in mind, I must address an issue that has enrages me to my core: the problem racism in the United States, today. I grew up in a predominately white community in New England, attended a predominately white high school, with predominately white friends. I am very aware that I do not know what it feels like to be racially discriminated against and probably never will. In simpler terms, any person who is not a minority has no place to say that racism is no longer an issue.
Racism is one of the main global issues that occur today. Racism is the belief that characteristics and abilities can be attributed to people simply on the basis of their race and that some racial groups are superior to others. Many of us create racial stereotypes on the basis of race, color, nationality, religion and other factors. No one is born being racists and hating others because of their skin color, background, or religion. It is a learned behavior that our society has taught us.
Racial profiling is common amongst the police force and is becoming cruder and problematic to these individuals that are being attacked. Police officers should not participate in racial profiling because it causes unnecessary fear of a race and creating criminal stereotypes. Many of the people who get racially profiled by the police and the public are African Americans. Recently in the media, there have been many disputes on this issue and a lot is being said to create awareness.
In: Other Topics. Many people may not be aware that racism still exists today. Within our schools, workplaces, in the public, and anywhere social lives are occurring racism is evident.