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For many it is easier to follow the crowd then to plow a new path In society there have been many different portrayals of what a good person should be dating back to the Puritan era Stepping away from the mold always leaves room for fear and prejudice For one to truly be unique he or she must be willing to deal with this fear society holds for them When one thinks of discrimination usually three aspects come to mind racism against people of another color gender bias and prejudice against cultures and their religious beliefs Hating judging and attempting to change people and their views is the American way Many have done it in the past do it in the present but hopefully this way of thinking will cease to continue in the future America Land of Opportunity That is how many describe it today but such was not always the case Years ago the color of ones skin played a tremendous role in the life they would live and the opportunities this land would provide for them Millions of men and women suffered the labors and torments of slavery only to be treated like objects of possession instead of actual people Years passed and African Americans began to stand up to the ignorance and racism of White America Thus the battle to make things fair commenced only to find opposition on Congresss plan of segregation separate but equal Things were separate but still far from equal Many African Americans began to speak out against these so-called equal living conditions Others such as Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks began to protest this subtle exile that White America called segregation Now nearly forty years later the foundations of racism still appear in cultures and societies today However many minorities see it as more of an advantage than a hindrance Like an ace in the deck many minorities are using
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