Racism in 21st Century


Racism is one of the world’s major issues today. Many people are not aware of how much racism still exists in our schools, workforces, and anywhere else where social lives are occurring. It is obvious that racism is bad as it was many decades ago but it sure has not gone away. Racism very much exists and it is about time that people need to start thinking about the instigations and solutions to this matter. To begin with the frustration is a very common cause of racism. If one is having some sort of a social problem, they tend to get angry with the people who are not even concerned with their situation. For instance, when a person is having a tough time economically, they find it easy to blame immigrants for taking away their jobs or creating fewer opportunities. Similarly, it had happen to me after Sep 11.This new form of racism, although slowly declining, still shows signs of strong support.


It was one week after the Sep 11, I decided to visit the United States As I was walking in the airport I can feel the fearness in people everybody was looking to each other with hatred. It was a very different atmosphere in the airport. As I was looking for something to eat I asked to a person about some restaurant the guy tried to be very rude and he walked away without saying anything I feel very embarrassed at that time, as I was moving to security check up my heart was pounding very fast I felt like it would pop out any time, there was some kind of fear in me and finally when I went into the security check up, one of the officer pulled me aside I was the only person in that line who was pulled aside and then the officer took me to a room he told me to have a sit and then he left. I was very tense at that time, quietness in the room made me feel that I am in the different world. As soon as the officers rush in the room my face turned yellow because of fear. He started to ask my documents and begin to search my bags he made me to take off my shoes, shocks, and he even told me to take off my shirt that made me very embarrassed, after keeping 45 minutes in the inquiry room I was allowed to go. As soon as I step out of the room I took a deep breath and then I realized that this was all because I was Muslim.


Since the horrific attacks on the United States on September 11, security concerns have understandably creased, but so too racial profiling, discrimination etc. In the early aftermath of the attacks some America that were understandably outraged and horrified, even attacked some members of the Sikh community where at least one was even killed, because they resembled certain types of Muslims, with beards and turbans. Various people of Middle East or South Asian origin have faced controversial or questioning by officials at American airports. Another incident was that one muslim guy who was American citizen who was held up by the officer thinking that he was related to Sep 11 nobody in the family knew where he was taken and the family members were not allowed to meet him nor any body told whether he was dead or alive. His citizenship was cancelled and everything was taken away from him he was so frustrated that he left the country and went back home. This is not this country does racism is the most confronting in America. A nation whose ancestry includes every people on earth.


The second incident happen was in Texas Department of Public Safety office I went to make the driver license, when my number came I went to the window where this old lady was sitting as soon as she read my name her reaction changed. She started to talk rudely to me as if I was the person who was behind September, 11 she was not ready to make my driver license, she took all my documents to make an inquiry about me she