Racism remains, conflicts continue


Sarah Scott, Reporter

Although racism is said to be coming to an end, it is still alive and well in society. It might not be shown like it was in the 50s and 60s, but it’s still definitely prevalent in modern-day-society.

“All my life, people have made fun of me for my skin color. They call me ‘whitey, gringo, etc.’ Some people might not think that racism is prevalent with caucasians, but in my opinion, I feel the most attacked. I would never say anything like that to someone with a different skin color than me,” said John Rogers (real name withheld).

Some may think that racism isn’t racism if it’s not towards a minority group, but racism is racism, and is  obviously unacceptable, yet people still keep doing it.

When Donald Trump said he wanted all of the immigrants to go back to where they came from, one thing he gained was outrage, but he also gained potential voters.  Racism keeps going it’s one of the reasons most people aren’t united whether it be as a school, a state, and a country.

“It remains,” Underground, political blogger Sofia Delacruz said “It remains because people pass it unknowingly onto their kids and new generations. It’s in things kids hear their parents or elders say, stories they might tell or jokes, the way they might act when African Americans are coming around them, or what they see on the news or who knows. The younger generation is probably less [racist], for sure, but it will probably not be completely fixed ever because it’s just the way it is by now. So deeply ingrained in a lot of people.”

That is one opinion on racism. Delacruz said that it will never be completely fixed, but another opinion is that there is one way to fix this. Stop looking at someone’s skin color, and look at their minds, their personality. Once people can learn how to do that,  there will be no racism. There will be no prejudice. There will be no judgement towards what someone sounds like, looks like.

To do this, people must make a plan and execute it. There must be steps to take in order to get to equality.That’s where people come in. They should start simple by picking one thing they’re doing that might fuel discrimination, become aware of it, and stop doing it. Eventually the action of one individual can have a ripple effect and change the actions of a whole group.

“If you want something badly enough, there’s nothing stopping you but yourself,” said Jane Smith (real name withheld).