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Throughout American history every minority has been discriminated against In the 1940s the Japanese were affected by the Japanese containment In the 1960s the African-American Civil Rights Movement took place and recently in 2001 the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 built hatred towards many Muslims Americans today tend to believe that what is in the past is in the past however I will argue that minorities are still looked down on In the 21st century the effect of race in peoples lives has brought a negative impact from societyIt may come to a surprise to know that people of the same race are prejudice to each other Kumiko Makihara a reporter for The New York Times is a Japanese woman who lives in Japan In her essay Too Tall for Japan Makihara states when she was pulled over one of the officers finally told me You are too tall and dark-colored and look like a foreigner He then added Every day we catch four to five overstays this way referring to immigrants with expired visas Basically Makihara is saying that as a result of her being a bit taller than average height and a shade of a sun tan this automatically made her feel unsecure As a Japanese citizen she deemed that she could not walk on her native land without being accused of an alien Japanese are not the only ones who will deny a certain group because of race the United States also doubt certain groups Even after the Civil Rights Movement being an African-American in the 21st century still brings affliction and trouble According to Bob Herberts Hounding on the Innocent young black and Hispanic males and in some cases females are stopped frisked and harassed in breathtaking numbers more than 45000 people were stopped and frisked by members of the Street Crimes unit in 1997 and 1998 In other words Herbert believed that it in the eyes of the
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