Modern day discrimination in the US

Discrimination against African Americans

Discrimination against African Americans is still common in American society. Statistically, they are more likely to be targeted by the police and in recent years a number of unlawful or unfair police shootings of African Americans have been followed by rallies organized by groups such as Black Lives Matter. Furthermore, more African Americans than white citizens struggle economically and on average they end up with a lower level of education.

These issues gained media and social attention after the African American man Trayvon Martin was shot in 2012, and protests intensified after the 2013 acquittal of the man who shot him. The Ferguson shooting in 2014 (an incident in which the police killed Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager) also brought the issue of police discrimination to national at...

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