Racism in the united states

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* GENERAL: Identify the racism as great problem and the impact that it has in the progress of the country.
* Know the problems and advantages that racism has in the United States.


A lack of opportunities in underdeveloped countries makes people innocently believe in going to anothercountry in search of the "American dream" in this case the United States. This country appears to offer different economic and employment opportunities for the people that hope to go there. we believe that this is not entirely true, because despite being a develop country, it still has racial discrimination towards a group of people.
For this reason, we consider it of vital importance to investigatethis problem in order to understand that all human beings are equal and that having a different colour skin does not make us inferior or superior to others.
Moreover, we note with sadness that people do not appreciate what they have and are looking for a "better future", unaware that in their country there are many opportunities with which can progress.

MARTIN LUTHER KINGMartin Luther King, Jr., helped black people in the southern united stated win equal rights.
King was born In Atlanta, Georgia, on January 15, 1929. As a young boy, he loved book and was a good speaker. After graduating from college in 1948, King trained to be a minister like his father. During that time, he learned about Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian leader, and his belief in nonviolent protest.King then went to Boston University where he studied to be a doctor of theology. He met Coretta Scott there. They were married in 1953 and had four children.
In 1955, King became the minister of a Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama. He knew that black people were not treated fairly in the South and wanted to try to change that. He met Ralph Abernathy, another minister, there. They workedtogether to help black people.
Some people did not like what King and his followers were doing. In 1957, someone bombed his home and his church. He was put in jail many times for protesting how black people were treated. He was also stabbed. But he never used violence and asked his followers not to use violence.
King was famous for the speeches he gave to persuade people that things must change.He inspired black and white people to fight for the fair treatment of blacks. In 1963, King gave his most famous speech to thousands of people In Washington, DC. It is called his “I have a dream” speech.
King led many protest marches in the American South during the 1960s. he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946. He also wrote two books about black people´s struggle for the same rights as whitepeople.
King knew he might be killed one day by someone who did not like what he did. He was shot and killed on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. Today, people are still inspired by the speeches he gave and by his courage to fight for what he believed in without using violence.

Racism Watch: Racism still exists in the United States?

By Mitch Jones
December 31, 2002

Americais in denial. America has been saying that racism is a thing of the past.
Last year, the United States pulled out of the U.N. Conference on Racism because the Arab states were accusing Israel of being a "racist state." Instead of trying to reconcile the differences between Arabs and Jews in the region, which was the point of the conference, the United States and Israel pulled out, denying thatIsrael had any record of racism. Israel does not allow Arabs residing within its borders to be citizens; thus, they are not eligible for the rights of a citizen. They are taxed, but because they are not allowed to vote, they are not represented in the Israeli government.

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