Racism in the US
So I was thinking about our discussion we had in class on last Friday and despite what some of the people were arguing, I think that america today should take action to make up for past actions of our ancestors. This isn't to say that all white citizens are racist or oppress African Americans but the fact is that actions from the past still have their continuing effects today. I read an article about how after the GI bill was passed and the soldiers were returning home from the war, many were trying to buy homes and start families. Because of the new availability of home mortgages, many were able to actually own their homes instead of always having to rent. This however did not apply to the majority of African Americans because the banks refused to give them loans. Their inability to buy a home affects their children and grandchildren and so on. Think of how many people inherited their parents' home. For most families, their house is there largest investment and if African Americans are never given the opportunity for that investment, they are eternally at a disadvantage to someone who is.