Many people think that racism is an issue of the past. I think that our country has still not put it behind them. It may not be shown as directly at all, but there are lots of little and big things that show racism. People still make racist jokes and don't always fully trust other races. People are identifying people by there race and stereotyping. That is racist. The other day i was in gym class and we were playing basketball. We had to pick teams so we elected captains. The two captains went on opposite sides of the court and drafted kids one by one. Two african american boys from a different class asked if they could join our game. We needed two more guys for full court so it worked perfectly. The captains knew how talented each kid in the class was, so they strategically picked. . When each captain chose there first pick in the second round there new team mates gave them some advice. When I was observing a team pick there next player I saw and heard the other two agreeing together "Pick the black kid; he's got to be good." That right there is stereotyping and racist. How can we stop little things like this from happening? Will they ever stop?
Racism as definitely slowed down, but I feel that some caucasians may not trust other races and make snap judgments on them. The thing is america is a melting pot this is how our country started and will continue to be. Americans have absolutely no right to be racist this is just as much any immigrants land as it is ours. It is on the inside of each person that counts, like Jim from Huck Finn. He had a good character and that is what matters.
The way I have been trying to stop this is by looking at everyone on this planet as one thing. We are all humans and one is no better than the other. People like to identify with a race, but in the end it doesn't even matter.
What are some ways that you still see racism today?
Is This racial profiling okay with you?