This article, The Truth About Race in America: It’s Getting Worse, Not Better was written by Gary Younge in the Racism and Discrimination Column in thenation.com in June 2014. This article talks about schools are re-segregating, it’s harder to vote, too many are incarcerated so that the writer came up the conclusion that “America is becoming more separate and less equal”.
In the beginning of this article, the writer recalled some civil rights movements such as the Brown v. Board of Education to talk about the fights that Americans made for the equality among races especially between white and black. This article revealed some data of the low-income people in black groups. The writer also admitted that “If the civil rights movement had been about getting black faces in new and high places, its work would now be done”, while his main points were the unequal states of black and white in America.
While in my opinion, after we learned about the race themes in this week of race and culture, post-racial dreams and others, I think race is truly a problem in America since there are many different colored people in the United States. The racial problem has been a big problem in American society for many years. While I think although Gary Younge used many opinions from the research reports and other articles, I think the racial problem is better than before. He did not mention about the difference that black people get after these years fighting and movements. He also did not mention about the changes that the country made for the racial problem. Racism is still exist and the post-racial society is the dream for Americans. The writer also noticed this fact, which is a good point for the readers to know.