The Social Division in America

There are different sectors in the society when social injustices against the African-American race are committed within the American society. This is clearly demonstrated within the governmental policies that are made within the American society that are mostly favorable of the White Americans alone. There are different situations when the injustice against the African-American race is pursued by several sectors of the American community.

As for example, in employment procedures, there is a widespread color discrimination that keeps the Black American race from obtaining the best employment there is to support their living. As a result, only the low-level employment positions are left available for the said racial group. Although this situation does not happen all the time, there are only a few accounts when the African-American races are able to land higher positions than rank and file jobs.

Aside from entering a certain job position, the said discrimination happens even when the individual is already able to obtain a certain working position. A case on this matter reads: “A black employee was subjected to a barrage of racial epithets, culminating in an incident where white co-workers placed a noose around his neck in the company bathroom and choked him. The employer did not stop its employees, including managers, from harassing the employee on the basis of his race (black) and subjecting him to a racially hostile work environment – including verbal and physical abuse.

” (Source: EEOC got a $1 million settlement of a racial harassment case. http://www. lawmemo. com/blog/discrimination_race/index. html). From this particular case, it could be observed that many among the American employers still see the African-American race as a lower level of human community that makes it harder for them to avoid racial discrimination cases that holds them responsible for not being able to attend to the needs and complaints of their Black American employees as well as they are able to attend to the needs of their White American employees.

When it comes to incarceration practices, it could be observed that the situation is almost the same. The favor is usually given to the white Americans. It could be noted than in dealing with different cases, the courts in the United States have a hard time becoming much objective when the issue involves the racial differences of the whites versus the blacks. As noted in the study of the group of George Borjas: “Some studies note that the trend in black incarceration rates was shaped by the crack epidemic of the 1980s and early 1990s.

The invention of crack cocaine in the early 1980s represented a technological innovation that greatly increased the profitability of the cocaine trade. As illegal drug markets expanded, crime rose (Grogger and Willis, 2000). Many jurisdictions responded by increasing both drug arrests and the likelihood of imprisonment for convicted arrestees (Boggess and Bound, 1997). Crack and its consequences were concentrated in African-American communities, in part because pre-existing black gangs acted to profit from the expanding drug trade (Fryer et al, 2005).

” (Source:http://irpshome. ucsd. edu/faculty/gohanson/BorjasGroggerHanson. pdf) Conclusion To be able to regulate the said situation, the black race tried to create some policies of absolutely separating themselves from the White society to be able to avoid dealing with the different problems of the said discriminative acts. Political commentators in the Republic of South Africa are not slow to draw attention to the racial turmoil boiling up in other countries.

In this they feel they find some justification for the South African policy of apartheid, an Afrikaans word literally meaning “separateness. ” However, in the minds of South Africa’s critics, apartheid represents the last word in racial intolerance and injustice. They argue that apartheid is degrading and is but an expression of selfish racialism to protect the interests of the white man in that part of Africa. South Africans hotly deny this.

In efforts to justify their government’s policy, political commentators make much use of the expression “separate development” as a synonym for apartheid. The policy, they argue, is not just to separate people by race, but, rather, to provide opportunities for each race to develop according to its own culture, abilities and social habits. In support of this view these political commentators point to the government-sponsored “Bantustans” or “homelands” for the African people of various tribes.

In these they can enjoy a large measure of internal self-government and develop almost as a state within a state. Efforts have been made to encourage white industrialists to establish factories on the borders of the “Bantustans” (called “border industries”). This would provide opportunity for employment in those areas that are mostly underdeveloped from the industrial viewpoint. However, it could not be denied that with all the efforts placed forward by the Black American society, they could still not attain of the freedom that they ought to experience.

The social equality that they always wanted has not been completely experienced at al, not yet at this period of time. The realization of the society of the fact that everyone deserves to be treated equally regardless of the color of the skin of a certain race shall be the only key that could regulate the situation that invades the African-American society.

References: George Borjas.