is a discrimination of judging racial minorities based on their skin color,
religion or belief. Some people argue that racism is solvable because of the
end of slavery. In reality, racism still exists in the United States. Racism is
not found in slavery or segregated schools and bathrooms, but it still has
covert discrimination. Racism cannot be solved because it still exists in
education, workplaces and law enforcement.
1852, a terrible famine happened in China. It caused many Chinese immigrants
came to the United States finding job opportunities. Chinese immigrants did not
have higher education so they usually worked unskilled jobs. In 1869, many Chinese
immigrants were hired for constructing the Transcontinental Railroad. Because
of the cheap Chinese labor, some American started to consider about Chinese
immigrants may take their job opportunities. Since the United States have been
a country of immigrants, it published The Chinese Exclusion Act to restrict immigrants
to the United States and banned the immigrants with cheap labor.
though slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865, racial
discrimination did not end with it. During the 1950s, African Americans from
the south lived in an unequal world of segregation. Under the Plessy v.
Ferguson court case, Black people and White people could have segregated but
equal facilities. This law also known as segregation to became law in the
United States. The U.S. had racially segregated schools for Black people and White
people. School for Black people not have indoor bathrooms, or libraries and cafeterias.
Black people studied out of secondhand books in a very crowded classroom.
Teachers in school for White people usually received higher pay than school for
Black people Plessy v. Ferguson court case did not solve the discrimination
between lack people and white people.
minorities in the U.S. still face discrimination in the workplace. They can be
discriminated against because of their race, religion or skin color. Owen Diaz,
Demetric Diaz, and Lamer Patterson are former employees of the Tesla factory in
Fremont, Californian. In October 2017, three Black people claimed that they
suffered racial harassment and discrimination while working at the Tesla
factory. In the lawsuit, they said that supervisors and co-workers used racial
epithets or said things like, “Go back to Africa. We don’t want you here” (Masunaga,
2017). Supervisors and co-workers left the racist caricatures around the
factory because they wanted Black people to see them.
and co-workers should not use racial epithets in the conversations because it made
the three Black people feel that they unwanted at work. When supervisors and
co-workers left the racist caricatures around the factory, it seemed like a
racist action. If the company provided some cultural training lessons for the
employees, it might have less racism in the workplace.
the immigrants also face discrimination in the United States. In general, some
Americans thought the immigrants usually take their opportunity for getting a
job. Some immigrants did not have a higher education so they were not able to
get a well-paid job. Many people think that immigrants often got jobs which did
not require a diploma or skills. Because their salary is cheaper than the
market price, employers prefer to hire the immigrants, therefore, some American
believed that it would push down their wages.
the other hand, the immigrants needed money to support their family so they
should get a job to survive. However, some immigrants create jobs by opening
their own companies. Those immigrants might provide some job opportunities for
the local people. It might help the local people who need a job. Thus, the
immigrants have a contribution in the United States.
racism still exists in the workplace, some people believe that Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964 gives employees an equal opportunity for interviews.
In this law, employers cannot refuse to hire anyone based on their race,
religion, color, sex, or national origin. Some people believe this law protects
the racial minorities while they are interviewing in the workplace. The ethnic
minorities have a fair opportunity with the other people. If the ethnic minorities
did not receive the offers, they were not well qualified for the job, not because
the employer discriminated against them.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not solve racism in the
workplace. In reality, employers may consider potential employees’ race and
refuse to hire them. Employers would not say this in words but they may find
another excuse to refuse to hire a racial minority. It seems like an invisible
obstacle found in the workplace. When ethnic discrimination happens in a
company, they may find the most defensible explanation to tell racial minorities
that they are not perfect or well qualified for this job. Employers try to
demonstrate that they are not discriminating against racial minorities because
employers did not want to break the law.
different treatment between Black people and White people can also be used to
justify why racism is not solvable. Racial race will influence whether an
employer will hire a particular person or give another person a promotion. The
employers tend to have performed behaviors like failing or refusing to hire an
employer due to their race or paying differently to individuals based on their
race. Apparently, these behaviors can all be seen as evidence for the existence
of racism in the workplace.
in school often appears through actions like teasing. For instance, I am an
international student who came to the United States to study and I face
discrimination by people making fun of my name. Some students usually made fun
of my name because they cannot pronounce my name. The first day of my history
class, the teacher took attendance and called each student’s name to know who
they were. When the teacher called my name, some students laughed loudly. However,
one of my classmates sitting nearby told me that he thought I was a male because
my last name is “HE.” I felt embarrassed while he laughed loudly in
the classroom. Therefore, I usually sat in the back of the classroom and I was
not willing communicate with the classmates because I was afraid they would
laugh at my name. I felt alone and stressed out in my history class.
the school, students should not be allowed to laugh at others name. When some
students laughed at other name, the may felt that they have faced
discrimination in the school. The teachers should tell all the students did not
make fun of others name.
in school usually happens because the students generally from different races
and they have different cultural backgrounds. A student from a particular race
often makes friend with another student from that race only. Thus, it may cause
the racism. The students did not have some new friends from different races so
the students might not know different cultural knowledge.