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Lost Hope Everyone knows that our world is far from perfect. Modern society is full of aspects that we may not all be proud of. Racism, simply defined as discrimination or prejudice based on race is one of them. Racism is present throughout the world. But nowhere is it more prevalent than in the United States. Reaching as far back as Colonial Times, racism was a hardship that all had to endure. The colonists would consider themselves superior to the natives, which had ironically lived there for many centuries before foreign intrusion. Since then, racism has always been present, especially against blacks, who were captured from their homeland then made into slaves and servants for the wealthy white landowners.
This has been occurring in the United State ever since Hispanics began to migrate to the country. Many with hopes of better job opportunities and dreams of economic prosperity, Hispanics migrated to the land of freedom and opportunity. After establishing themselves and their family, the next logical step was to search for a descent job, only to then confront prejudice and rejection. My brother in-law faced a similar situation. After working hard for four years in his studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus, he finally obtained his bachelors degree in Business. Striving for a better future of prosperity and economic wealth, he decided to move to the U.S. to search for a job, and after achieving economic stability, continuing his graduate studies.
He then noticed that wherever he went, people would look at him weird when they heard his accent and realized that he was Hispanic. He also received similar treatment from employers that would look down on him with the arrogant attitude that they were superior. Although racism is illegal and frowned upon, it still affects many minority groups in the United States. It is evident that minority groups, in this case Hispanics, are sometimes treated with inequality and unfairness. Many Hispanics are not given the opportunity to acquire a respectable job just because of their ethnic background. Although it is illegal to be racist, the employers have the right to choose who they want to hire and therefore can reject anyone they might think of as inferior. Even though many deny it, racism is still prevalent in many parts of the United States. Anthony Pérez Méndez Nov. 10, 2003 802-03-5689 Ing. 3103, Prof, Sandra Ríos
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