The Gettysburg Address: Then and Now

Racism is a big deal in the U.S. (IC) It has been going on for years and years against blacks. (IC) Not only just blacks, but Latinos, Hispanics, and Asians. Racism for blacks began ever since slavery began. (CX) Racism is an idea that people think about a certain race and judge them on that race.(CD) Racism for blacks has changed over the years, but it still exists today.(CD) It may not be as bad as it was 40 or so years ago, but it still exists. (IC) We as a country have grown since then and we have gotten better with the racist stereotypes towards other races, but I believe that we could do better. (CD) We can change the thinking of other people’s minds and thoughts about the black race or any other race.(IC) We as a country need to understand that we can’t keep living in the past; we must focus on how we as a country can achieve great things if we just put away all the hatred and stereotypes away. (CD-CX)  Having Obama as our president people expected racism to go away, but nope it’s still there. (CD) Of course Obama faced and went though dealing with racism in his political spot. (IC) Being called uneducated, not a citizen, being asked to show his birth certificate to claim he is a citizen, and more. (CD) Now in the history of all of the presidents there has not been a case where they asked them for proof of citizenship, why? Because they are white. (CD-CX)There are many more scenarios of things like this happening to people of color having a high authority and people just don’t like it so they decide to act in an ignorant way towards them just to prove something. (IC) As I mentioned earlier, we have been through times of racism that resulted in a lot of deaths and Civil Rights Movements in the past, but since then our country has came a long way from then. (CD-CX) We still suffer from racism now and yes people are still being punished because of their race, but it isn’t as bad as it was 40 years ago. (CD)

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