Racial Discrimination

Does what color our skin is matter?

What is Racial Discrimination?

Racial Discrimination is when a person is treated less favorably than another person in a similar situation because of their race, color, descendant, national or ethnic origin or immigrant status ("Know Your Rights.."). Racial Discrimination is a very important subject, studies show that police are more likely to pull over Latinos than whites. Also, after being arrested, African-Americans are 33% more likely than whites to be detained( "11 Facts"). In 2010, the U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that African Americans receive 10% longer sentences than whites through the federal system for the same crimes ("11 Facts").

Based on what?

Racism is based on the belief that human characteristics are determined by race( "Facts About....").Police shoot and kill African Americans twice as frequently than any other racial group( "Truths About..").

Is racism linked to multiculturalism or assimilation?

Multiculturalism means people from many cultures living or working together in an atmosphere of mutual respect. The opposite is assimilation, this is where usually one group of people think they are superior to another. Assimilation is more of a form of racism( "Frequently Asked....").