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Race Moments

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Racism is something we've all witnessed. Unfortunately in 2014 racism is prevalent and still exist. There is an underlying problem that is promoting racism. It is the fact that a lot of people believe, and try to make themselves believe, that racism no longer exists. Many people today live their lives oblivious to what is happening in the world around them, often trying to convince themselves that racism is not a problem in their world. A stereotypical/ racist mindset usually begins with childhood and becomes intertwined and ingrained in the mental, social, and psychosocial integrity of the person. In this exercise I was asked to journal all acts of racism that I have witnessed in a weeks span. I began the racial moments log on and ended on . Discrimination, prejudice, and hate crimes are all present in social media, the news, one’s surroundings, and everyday situations. Throughout the week I have been open minded, looking at the world in an unbiased manner. In order to see racism I had to first understand that racism does still exist. In a weeks span I have witnessed racial acts on Facebook, the news, in class, and in interpersonal conversations. Many present acts of racism are broadcasted on the news. I tuned in for the morning news to be sadly informed that a young innocent teen was killed by racial profiling. A White male in his late 40s had asked a young African American male to turn down his music while he was at a local gas station. In brief the boy did not do so and had a confrontation with the older man and it escalated to the White male firing his hand gun multiple times at the car. In the midst of the firing the young teen was hit and died at the seen of the crime. Later to follow, in the court the White older man stated that he was demonstrating self defense because he believed the “Black” teen to be armed even though he did not see a gun. He...

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