Racism in America: Segregation 

 
Joachim Tenedora-Forte

After the civil war, During reconstruction, America build facilities like schools, offices and public transportation to acomodate black people. But it became apparent so quickly that this is not the right thing to do. In today’s piece I want to look back on America second sin segregation and the aftermath that is felt in America until today.

We are all created equal with inalienaable rights, this according to the founding father Tomas Jefferson. But in America, sadly this is not true. After they did slavery. America did not just free it’s slaves instead did Jim Craw and Segregation. How come separate is equal? I was really outrage that people back then are treated as literal second class citizens in their own country. I am talking of course about the truth that America treats its black citizens with a certain look.

In Plessy v. Ferguson 1898 were the defendant Homer Plessy was 1/8 black, was arrested after sitting in a train cart that was set up for white people. In the Supreme Court the consensus was that separate is equal. It will take more than 50 years to correct Plessy, In the landmark Supreme Court case Brown Vs. Bord of Education of Topika Kansas. In his opinion Chief Justice Earl Warren said that separate is inherently not equal. 

Till this day it is very apparent that the effects of the literal racism that happened 60 years still ligers. Look at the police brutality that is happening in different cities in America today. Where in black people especially young Black man was targeted by police for little to non.

Lastly, people should accept the fact that in America that there is still racism. Though it’s so sutle, it really exist. If and only If people actually accept that can we talk real solutions to the problem that is overt racism. 

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