Black Discrimination

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Black racism can manifest within conduct involving acts of illegal discrimination in the workplace, schools and other public settings affecting equal access to public housing and modes of public transportation.  While members of the black race credit themselves with a significant advance in the political sphere with the election of Barack Obama as president, black people are also quick to point out that in 2009 many of the nation’s schools still remain separate and unequal and that the black unemployment rate is approximately twice that of white people.

Black Affirmative Action

Black affirmative action requires by law that many State and federal attempt to compensate for discriminatory practices that have in the past denied fair consideration to members of minority groups by affording preferential access to education, employment, health care, and social welfare programs.  It is important to remember that affirmative action applies to all races that have historically suffered from racial discrimination such as the Asian community, the Native American community, and the Hispanic community and as a result competition for the preferential treatment in employment and education situations remains extremely high. 

Black Hate Crime

An act that has emotionally or physically harmed another person based on his race will be considered a “hate crime.”  A "black hate crime" generally refers criminal acts which are seen to have been motivated by hatred of a member of the Afro-American race and may involve acts of physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment involving black stereotypes, verbal abuse or insults, or the use of offensive graffiti or symbols.

Black Discrimination Legal Help

If you believe that you or a member of your family has suffered any type of discrimination due to their race or suffered any form of black racism, it may be important to discuss the circumstances with an experienced civil rights or personal injury law attorney to fully determine and protect your legal rights.

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