Racism Sexism and Religion. Still Big Issues for America

Essay by holywoodstarCollege, Undergraduate June 2003

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While sitting and looking through my high school yearbook I couldn't help but think of a situation I had when I was in tenth grade. My locker happened to be right by where all the blacks of the school had their lockers. Just for a little insight into my high school years, my hair was never the same color and I wore 'different' clothing. So one night I get this great idea for a new hair style. I went to my hair stylist (my oldest sister) and told her what I wanted - fifty braids! At school the next morning I walk to my locker and a black girl comes up and says, "Oh no, you didn't! You are trying to be like Da Brat!" Da Brat is a rapper in case you didn't know. My response to what she said was something like this, "No, MY hair is real, so in no way am I trying to be like Da Brat."

Maybe this was a harsh way to handle this situation, but I am sick and tired of every race claiming that every other race is treated better than their race. Between blacks and whites it is just nuts, I never owned a slave and no black person I know was a slave, GET OVER IT! I think America has set itself up to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. Send us your poor and hungry and we will take care of them. But, the way America behaves is like a teenager on their first day of a new job. America pretends like it is ok with everything that goes on in this country and that whatever race, gender, or sexual orientation you are, it doesn't matter. We have equal opportunity...