DISCRIMINATION IS ALIVE AND WELL IN AMERICA
What is discrimination? The dictionary definition of discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit. In our lives, discrimination is virtually everywhere. In schools, in stores, on the streets, in job interviews, and anywhere else you can think of. People think that discrimination has gone away and that people judge other people to be equals. Those are the people that need a reality check. Discrimination will never truly go away and people will always judge. People will judge people for any reason. What they look like, what there wearing, what color of skin they have, and even where they are.
First I am going to talk about one form of discrimination, racism. What is racism? Well the dictionary definition is hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. How does this apply into our lives? My opinion of racism is thinking that someone else is lower than you just because of the color of their skin. Walking down the street and thinking you have more of a right to walk down the side walk than the African American walking next to you, or a Hispanic man, or a Caucasian man for the matter. Racism is horrible and wrong and should be stopped. But racism, like discrimination, will never truly go away from the human race.
In July 2003, the Supreme Court struck down the University of Michigan's undergraduate affirmative action admissions program, which favored blacks and, to a lesser extent, Hispanics. But three new CEO studies released this week show that preferences, for blacks especially, have gotten worse in subsequent years. And these preferences extend to law and medical school admissions as well. In 2003, the Supreme Court handed down two decisions on Michigan's admissions programs. In Gratz v. Bollinger, the Court ruled...