Racism in the South is Forever Present Essay

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Fifty years after the “Civil Rights Act of 1964” ( National Archives and..) one would think that discrimination and racism is a thing of the past right? However that is not true at all, although some progress has been made toward racial equality, America remains a very racist country. All across the states racism varies in degree just like it did in Maycomb, and a lot of it depends on the person. There are very many racially segregated cities in the United States in which whites are considered to be the superior race by themselves and it can be proven by simple research. This segregation has not been all bad though for it has created a new genre of music, rap/ hip-hop, that is primarily African American artists which for people like Tom …show more content…
Arguments can be made to say that these cities are not very racist but instead are very equal, this is where I have to disagree. With situations glaring at the public like Chicago’s notorious Southside and inner city Memphis it is hard to see anything other than segregation. On the “Southside of Chicago one will find an area full of gang violence and drug related problems” (Isaacs), although these are not good things by any means, all races are involved and by no means should one race be the scapegoat for all the problems. This is however not the case, “since the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 black people have been the target of racism and discrimination in Chicago” (History.com). This is very much similar to Tom Robinson and his journey all throughout his trial. Although not all residents of Chicago may be racist, just like how everyone was against Atticus, the popular opinion shows otherwise. Another city that is “plagued by segregation and racism is Memphis Tennessee” (Tennessee: Most), it is even regarded by some as one of the most racist places in the United States. From personal experience I can say that Memphis is a very segregated and spiteful place, as a kid just visiting, I can recall being treated unfairly and unjustly just because of the color of my skin. Having felt this on a personal level I can’t imagine what it must have been like for an entire city to hate me, being treated like that made me grow as a person to respect others for

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