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Marissa Cotelesse Discrimination-Racism . Racism and discrimination have been used as powerful weapons. They encouraging fear or hatred toward others during conflict and economic downturns.

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Racism and discrimination have been used as powerful weapons. They encouraging fear or hatred toward others during conflict and economic downturns.

“Until the philosophy which hold one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned...Everything is war. Me say war. That until there no longer 1st class and 2nd class citizens of any nation...Until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes, me say war. That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race me say war!” ― Bob Marley

racism around the world

Racism Around The World

It doesn’t matter what part of the world you live in, Racism is still happening. No matter where it’s going on, it still affects people the same way.


The south mostly struggled with slavery and racism during the 1800s. Miss Watson and Sally Phelps express no concern about the injustice of slavery or the cruelty of separating Jim from his family. Jim turns out to be more humane than what the stereotypes say he is because he is “black”.


Religious discrimination involves treating a person unfavorably because of his or her religious beliefs. The law protects people who belong to traditional and organized religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Also, people who have had religious, ethical, or moral beliefs.

slave laws
Slave Laws

Slaves in the south had no rights to them at all. They were considered personal property of their owner. Their slave master held all authority over them. They had to do what they were told, when they were told.

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” ― Patrick Henry


Huck showsthe morals of the society that treats him as an outcast and fails to protect him from abuse. This apprehension about society, and his growing relationship with Jim, lead Huck to question many of the teachings that he has received, especially regarding race and slavery. In the long run Huck and Jim start a relationship as friends. Jim sees Huck as a little brother that he needs to protect.


The Understanding Race project from the American Anthropological Association says race is a powerful idea, invented by society. It has showed inequality and discrimination for centuries. It also influences how we relate to other human beings.

10 facts about racial discrimination

10 Facts About Racial Discrimination

1. Studies show that police are much more likely to pull over blacks or Latinos than whites. In New York City, 80 percent of the stops made by the NYPD were blacks and Latinos, and 85 percent of those people were frisked, compared to 8 percent of the white people stopped.

2.Since 1790, every U.S. census has sorted people by race. Since then, racial groupings have changed 24 times.

3. After being arrested, blacks are 33 percent more likely than whites to be detained while facing a felony trial.

4. In 2010, the U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that blacks receive 10 percent longer sentences than whites through the federal system for the same crimes.

5. African-Americans are 21 percent more likely than whites to receive mandatory minimum sentences and 20 percent more likely to be sentenced to prison than whites.

6. In a 2009 report, two-thirds of the criminals receiving life sentences were non-whites.

7. Blacks make up 57 percent of the people in state prisons.

8. The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics concluded that a black male born in 2001 had a 32 percent chance of going to jail in his lifetime, while a Latino male has a 17 percent chance, and a white male has only 6 percent.

9. In 2012, 51 percent of Americans expressed anti-black sentiments in a poll.

10. Reports show that nearly 50 percent of Americans under 18 are minorities, but 80 percent of retirees are white. The trend projects a reversal in the population where by 2030, the majority of under 18s will be of color, and by 2042 nonwhites will be the majority of the U.S. population.