African American essays

Being African American has never been easy. White America has always

been stereotypical of black people, although blacks have shaped American history

through inventions, sports, and political science. The way White America has looked at

blacks has never changed. No matter how much money you have, you’re still a “nigga.”

African Americans have been fighting for equality since the birth of this nation, and the

war is raging on. At this point in America’s history, a battle of epic proportions is taking

place. The objective is to get “mainstream” America to realize that there is still much

more to be done to eliminate the crimes that have been perpetrated and perpetuated

against so-called minorities in this democracy. After committing genocide against Native

Americans, and securing the slave trade– one of the most heinous situations that the

world has seen– are “minorities” supposed to be pleased by mere legislation in the form

of Civil rights? After centuries of free labor, and leaving thousands of people homeless

and/or with no economic power, does America truly believe that it has rid itself of this

situation by exclaiming, “You are equal!”

A Black man goes to see an apartment after calling the landlord to make sure

that it was still available. After seeing the man in person, the landlord becomes

uncomfortable and says the apartment is rented. This is an example of stereotyping that

we as black people see everyday. In the State of New Jersey, for example, Blacks were

almost five times more likely as other drivers to be stopped by the police on the highway.

Some argue that infamous cases of police brutality against Blacks – the beating of

Rodney King in Los Angeles in 1991, the rape of Abner Louima in 1997 and the killing

of Amadou Diallo, a West African immigrant. New York City police shot at the ma


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