Does racism exist today?
Yes, Racism is still active to this day as it did way back when, although today it isn’t as bad. There are a lot of incidents between races happening in the United States with the Black Lives Matter movement. One Example was young Trayvon Martin, who was walking home with a hood on. George Zimmerman was driving by and said that Trayvon looked suspicious. Zimmerman shot Trayvon and said that he only did it in an act of self defence. This caused a major outbreak in the African-American community. There are other counts of Stereotypes that most people use today, such as “Asians being smart, have poor driving skills, and also have very small eyes.” “Whites are all rich and that blondes are dumb.” “All African-American teens are more aggressive and dangerous than other teens are.” “All muslims who have beards are terrorists.” All these stereotypes are racist, and these shouldn’t be said. Although these are racist, it isn’t as bad as the things they used to say back in the day. There was more discrimination way back when then there is now especially with the slavery and the laws put against the African-Americans.