English 131. 004
June 21, 2008
Discrimination Today: African-Americans
It seems like yesterday I walked into JC Penney with the intention of purchasing a pair of jeans. I thought it nice for the employee to ask me if I needed help, but I knew a problem existed when she continued to follow me. The incident at JC Penney made me realize how discrimination remains in society; despite race or ethnicity. Consequently, certain people tend to express their negative, ignorant thoughts about other people without regard to the feelings of another or without knowing what they went through or came from. Different forms of discrimination continue to play a major part in our society; however, the victims are the one who suffer the most from the act. Although, there are laws that ban discrimination from all aspects, it continues to affect groups of all ethnicity, especially with African-Americans. Today in Stephen, F. Austin University many students still fear discrimination; many of these students are uncomfortable. NAACP: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Is currently an active group here on campus that helps with some of these issues today. This really interested me because I am an African American and I deal with racial discrimination every day. I look up to this group of people because not only are they dealing with it but they are also trying to stop it.
NCAAP is a large group here on campus, consisting of about 150 members. Me being a member, I joined because I wanted to learn more about my culture and my background. The group usually deals with some of the issues that African Americans face as minorities and one of those issues are discrimination. Me personally I go through discrimination every day I don’t speak up at all I just deal with up. However others members in this organization fight against it. “Sometimes I feel that I can’t walk by myself, because I will get look and judged by the color of...