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What would you do if the Constitution said you were just as good as everyone else but some people still acted as if you were something they had just scraped off their shoe This sort of thing happens to millions of people on a regular basis Americans of African Asian or Mexican descent are all subject to this kind of treatment Caucasians are as well but it is not as publicly notarized as the aforementioned Most of these feelings towards another of a different skin color are deeply rooted in our minds from previous generations Many many years ago African Americans were used as slaves The slave owners treated them badly The owners own children then grew up with the same ideals and passed them on to the new generation Through the years people have spoke out about these ill conceived ideas making the ominous threat of racism more discreet than ever before While in a search online I discovered a numbered list of Klu Klux Klan Aryan Skinhead and many other white supremacist groups I was shocked when I saw how many this one list had It listed over 800 different groups I know that number is not nearly accurate because there are many smaller groups that have not yet made themselves known publicly Even people that do not belong in these racially biased groups perform some acts of racism Racial profiling the discriminatory practice by police of treating blackness or brown ness as an indication of possible criminality Driving While Black or brown is a campaign started by the American Civil Liberties Union because a study showed that minorities only make up 16 of all drivers yet they are 74 of all drivers stopped and searched Generally only 12 to 13 percent of the US citizens are African American although Black inmates make up 4029 percent of death rows population As of 1996 there have been 232 citizens executed under the death penalty
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