Essays on Institutional Racism

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The Film ’12 Years a Slave’

In 1853 Solomon Northup, an African-American born a free man, wrote his biography about how at the age of 33 he got kidnapped and separated from his wife and 3 children by two men he met who offered him lucrative work with a circus. Believing both men’s words Northup followed them to Washington D.C. where […]

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Hurricane Katrina: New Orleans’ Reaction and Racial Segregation in the United States

In 1968 the Civil Rights Act passed abolishing legal forms of racism but it didn’t end racism in the United States. Structural racism blocks access to economic, political, and/or social opportunities for people of color due to a class system where European Americans are placed on top while people of color are placed at the […]

Pages: 2 Words: 749
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