A law was passed in the early 1900s protecting blacks, so most racist white people joined a group called the "Ku Klux Klan"to make sure whites stay dominant. Till this day the "KKK" is still around. Although the Klan is mostly in the south it is still known and followed throughout the U.S.
Racism in America Today
Even though America has came a long way since slavery there is still problems with racism today. In South Carolina two brothers were accused of holding a black man , Christopher Smith, as a slave by Bobby Edeward, the owe between 2010 and 2014. Smith was handicapped and forced to work 18 hours a day and seven days a week and then not paid. He was also not allowed to see family through lies and forced to live in a cockroach infested apartment. Bobby would always make him work even if he was sick and sometimes he was forced beyond his limits that he had to be carried home.
Racism in the 1900s
In the year 1900 there were two major race riots. One in New York City and the other in New Orleans. 106 blacks were killed (mostly hung). The New York City riot began by a black man and an police officer arguing and then the cop hit the black man with a stick so the man stabbed the cop. The cop died days later and on the day of his funeral there was a riot and every black man that a person came across got attacked. The New Orleans riot started by a black man, Robert Charles, shooting a white police officer. White people began to riot and burning black peoples houses down and killing them. While others searched for Charles he was hiding in a house and refused to surrender so they burnt the house down.
Gender discrimination is being unequal to the opposite sex. Separating males and females is not sex discrimination. But having different work conditions and payments is.
Why Discrimination happens
Discrimination happens because people feel the need to make fun of people for being different. Most discrimination happens to people because of race and religion. The biggest religion discrimination is being jewish and the biggest race discrimination is black and asians. But in school is isn't usually race and religion its mostly the smart kids that get bullied.
Women Get treated differently in america because its is harder for women to get a job because a lot of jobs are typically meant for guys. Also women usually dont get paid as much as men.