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Racial Discrimination

Racial discrimination in the United States is discrimination on the basis of an individual's race, generally manifested in blacks not receiving jobs, housing, education, and so on, of the same caliber as whites. Due to the unique racial history of the United States, racial discrimination often refers to the relationship between blacks and whites. Other groups that have been subjected to discrimination historically include Native Americans, Jews, Hispanics, the Japanese, and Muslims. However, these categories are generally considered to be discriminated on the basis of national origin or religion rather than race and are discussed in other entries.

To understand racial discrimination in the United States, it must be put in its proper historical perspective. Racial discrimination has deep roots in American history. Being founded by ...

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