Color Differences


# 3-B


English 57


For centuries colored people have suffered discrimination form the white society. They were thought to be uncivilized because of their dark skin color. Today, discrimination against skin color no longer exists. Public schools and workplaces are mixed with races from different countries. Though, it may seem that skin color doesn’t matter, the majority of society only make close friends or marry someone from their own race. Most of these feelings towards a different race are deeply rooted in our minds form previous generations. Difference in behavior from a multicolored society is evident in school, in workplaces, and in television.


In school most teenagers only hang around people form their own race. For example, the cafeteria split up in three parts. On one side, African Americans eat with their same colored friends. On the other sides, Caucasians and Latinos sit separately in their own tables. If skin color doesn’t matter, why doesn’t everyone sit together at lunch?


Another example of racism is shown in society. With a few exceptions, the majority of the population marries someone of their own race. It is not common to see a different colored family. When a couple adopt a child, they usually choose adopt a child of their same race. They might say that a child of a different color might bring social rumors and problems.


Television and movies help embrace the idea of a separate black and white society. The TV show “Friends” is about a group of white friends who live in New York City. This show never shows an African American. Another example is the movie “Crazy Life.” It is about a Latino gang who commits murder, robbery, and fraud in order to gain power and respect around their neighborhood. The movie describes Latinos as violent convicts who don’t have any respect for others.


Society might believe that racism ended years ago. It may hardly exist now, but most blacks, latinos and whites do not interact with each other because of their social differences. People say that everyone is created equal and have the same rights, but it is not the way society behaves, and television helps lead to this actions.