Unequal Opportunities among Different Racial Groups

Unequal Opportunities among Different Racial Groups

The issue of racism has existed since the 19th when immigration was actively taking place. People from different continents and countries migrated to new countries where they could encounter good job opportunities that could lead to better lives. Others were forcefully moved to foreign countries as slaves. As such, the United States became consolidated with people from different continents and countries including Asians, Spanish, Mexicans, and even Africa. Due to the increased number of people in the United States, the issue of racism arose, and some of the immigrants were subjected to ill-treatment. Those who came from minor were subjected to unequal opportunities compared to those of the majority races. In that case, they were subjected to discrimination, slavery, denial of privileges, poor schooling,housing segregation, imprisonment, and racial profiling among other forms of suffering.

First of all, minority races have been subjected to racial discrimination since the 19th century. In the article, How Race is Made in America, Natalia Molina explains how Mexicans were discriminated while attempting to live on the American soils. American purposefully allowed Mexicans into their state so that they can subject them to ill-treatment such as hard labor. Since most of the Mexicans were from low social classes, they could no fight for their rights in a foreign state. Molina (p. 3) says; “Mexicans attended segregated schools, lived in marginalized households, and labored in dead-end jobs.” Although Mexicans are counted among the white race, the discrimination meant

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