Stem of Discrimination in the USA
Professor George Field
January 29, 2014
All throughout the history of this world, there has always been people who have been looked down upon not because of the type of person they are, but because they don’t fit the normal. It’s a sad truth that many people in this world still have not learned to accept. The definition of discrimination is the denial of opportunity or equal rights for a specific group of people that may be differentiated by things such as their religion, color of skin, or gender. Discrimination has been going on for a very long time in this country, and it has improved, but by not that much. Still everyday people are put down or turned away by factors they cannot control, such as their skin color, type of clothing, or the car they drive. Everyone should have an equal opportunity to succeed in this country, but that’s not realistic, it’s gone on for a long time, and will continue to go on.
It is astounding that so many people believe that discrimination is non-existent these days, it has definitely significantly improved over the years, but it is still around and to a very large extent. But really where did it really start for this country? The 1920’s were a period of economic boom in USA, that is all they are really remembered for but actually, it was a time of extreme discrimination. There were two groups who, apart from remaining out of the economic boom, were discriminated and suffered poverty. These people I speak of where Blacks and Immigrants. Immigration took place between 1861 and 1910. The USA was seen as a land of opportunities. Immigrants thought that once they were on this country’s soil all there problems would go away and they could do whatever they so choose. But most of the immigrants realized that the “land of opportunities” was not totally true. Just the opposite actually, they had to face many problems, one of them...