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Racial Discrimination

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Madison Metheny

on 19 May 2015

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Racial Discrimination
Throughout the World
Racial Discrimination
- treating someone unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features).

discrimination is discriminating people solely because of skin color.

is sometimes included in this discrimination

First Thing's First:
People Who Have Fought Against It
Rosa Park's stand for equality on transportation
Obama condemns violence
segregation in schools, restrooms, restaurants etc..
inequality in the work place
1946 reserved black section 1 cent difference. offered to pay but was sentenced 30 days and fined 30 dollars plus court cost.
equal protection clause
american supreme court
"our constitution is color blind , and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens."
Maryland law school rejects blacks.
admitted but seperated
blacks and whites were unequally taught
supreme court divided
Works Cited
Injustice Throughout History
Brown vs Board

a study by the US Equal Opportunity Commission

70.1% of charges had no reasonable cause in 2010

3.5% had a reasonable cause
("Race Based Charges" 1-2)

Race Based Charges
Biological Effects of Racial Discrimination
The laws on discrimination
should not affect occupation benefits
hiring,firing, pay, assignment, or promotions ect.
prohibits harassment
slurs,offensive or derogatory remarks, offensive symbols.
teasing, offhand comments, isolated incidents are not harassment.
harassment is illegal when frequent or servere that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when results in an adverse employment decision.
the emotional abuse also takes a toll on their health.
the university of georgia studied this.
african american youth more likely to get heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke.
studied stress that african american face
exposure during childhood or adoslescence
negatively effects the function of the biological stress regulatory system
the study builds on how the body adapts to stress through nerual mechanisms.
positive and negative.
used frequently compromises immune system
chronic disease much younger
allostatic is a measure of wear and tear on the body.measures stress hormones, blood pressure, and BMI
biological toll on body continued
african american ages 16-18 surveyed
strong african american families health adolescent project
no emotional support higher allostatic
those with support but still experienced high levels of discrimination had a lower score.
perception vs. reality
people who think they are being discriminated against
cases filled/ discrimintion charges
15% of all workers
31% asian
26% african americans
22% white women
3% white male
20% hispanic male
15% hispanic women
nationwide 75,48 charges were filed
61% under Civil Rights Act
20% American with Disabilities Act
18% Age Discrimination in Employment Act
race accounted for 36% of all charges
sex discrimination accounted for 31%
retaliation 29%
national origin accounted 11%
Malcom X
Martin Luther King Jr.
Abraham Lincoln
Claudette Colvin
Rosa Parks
Viola Desmond
Mahatma Ghandi
Thomas Jefferson
George Orwell

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