2 In my opinion, racism is a certain kind of prejudice, based on faulty reasoning and inflexible generalizations toward a specific group. Much of todays racism can be traced to the area of colonialism that began in the 1400s. When Europeans began colonizing Africa and the Americas, the white settlers adopted the idea that they were superior to the other races they encountered and it was their job to civilize the savages.
According to Martin Luther King in I have a dream: It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. (Pg.45) Racism in the United States was worse during 18th and 19th century than at any period before or since. Segregation, racial discrimination, and expressions of white supremacy all increased. So did anti-black violence, including lynching and race riots.
3-United States has a black president from 2008 to present. Like Luther King said: It is dream deeply rooted in meaning of its creed- we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, So his king came true in these days.
Work Cited :
Luther King, Martin. I Have a Dream . (1968): 44-48. Print.