Racial Inequailty In America Essay

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During Dr. King speech, “I have a Dream” which he gave in front of Lincoln’s memorial because of what Lincoln did for all the black communities and society. Dr. King’s philosophy is making peace through non violence because violence brings more violence and chaos. He gave that speech because he wanted to state equality for all men no matter the skin color, ethnic background you come from, whether you are black or white. He believes that both the black and white people can live together in peace as one by arguing for the Negro’s freedom. The reason why he was mention about freedom and equality for all men is because he personally experiences firsthand what equality and freedom was like. It was when he went up to the North where there is no slavery. From that experience, he wanted to end racial inequality down in the South. Despite Dr. King’s achievement, there is still racial inequality in the U.S, especially with the racial profiling, Virginia voter ID, and employment status.
After doing some research of the U.S laws and comparing it to King’s dream, there were some laws that supported racial equality, while there were those that was against racial equality in the United State. The main law that gave human their equality was the Fourteenth amendment which stated "All persons born or naturalized in the US...are citizens...nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person...the equal protection of the laws." If you are born or a citizen in the United Stated, you have the right to life, liberty, and happiness no question ask. Although this law was passed in 1868, many years this law was not true for the African American. Especially during Dr. King’s era. In Dr. King speech, the African American was born a citizen of the South but they can’t have equal protection. Nor did they not have their life, liberties, and happiness because of the way they were treated. Racial inequality is still happening today. Some police still uses racial profiling to stop the people who they think or seem like to committing a crime, but the police stop people because of their background or ethnicity not because you look suspicious. This is one of the biggest racial inequalities ever; people are getting arrested or killed because they are basing it on ethnicity. For example, the “accident” on Fruitvale Bart station. The police said he thought he pulled out the taser gun. No matter what color you are you still should be penalized for breaking the laws. Minorities are still being treated unfairly even till this day.
Another law that support racial equality, the nineteenth amendment which gave "The rights of citizens...to vote shall not be denied or abridged..." In Dr. King’s speech, he did not mention African American men and women voting right, but you can assume they did not have any because of the unfair treatment he was talking about in the speech. Now, as long as you are a citizen you have the...

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