By Chardee Ruiz
October 2, 2009 9:08pm CST
When I was a child, I read a book which consists immorality and bad ethics of White-American people... it was all about racial descrimination between Black and White American.. I almost cry for what happened to a black-american child in the story, he died in hopelesness... He suffered many injuries in his body, his father sent him in the hospital, but the doctor told them, that there is no place for them in that place "BLack-AMericans are not belongs to that hopital",... Because of thier poverty problem, his father tried to be a doctor to him.. but, it was so hard for him, because he don't know nothing about hospitalization and medicine.. he cried-and-cried and pray to god, to give his child a chance to recover.. but, the time comes and his child dies in pain and suffering because there is no food to eat or either medicines to fix his injuries...the father told to himself: Why is it happening? Why they don't try to lend a helping hand on us? Why?" he cried and cry and much worse,, he committed suicide..
• United States
15 Oct 09
Yes, in many instances, those circumstances are in the past. But I can tell you that racial discrimination has not disappeared from the US. Perhaps it's not talked about as much because it's taboo to be a racist, but there are still many people here that believe one race is better than another. I am white and Japanese, and I have dated two black men, and I cannot tell you the amount of discrimination I have faced as a "white" woman that dates black men. The other day I took my step-daughter to a hospital that is a "black" hospital on the east side of indianapolis. I have never been to an emergency room where it took four hours to be seen, and another two hours of waiting once called to the back. Six hours total of waiting in the emergency room! I saw poor little crying sick black babies sitting in the waiting room for hours and hours! Something is very wrong with that. No. Racial discrimination has not disappeared from the US in the least. I know that we have a black president now, but many people in the US are racist, and don't listen to the content of Obama's speeches and policies, but determine their vote and opinion by the color of his skin. And that is the truth.
• United States
18 Oct 09
I guess it's kind of weird to comment on my own comment, but I just had to add something else. I was watching the news a couple days ago, and an interracial couple (a black man and a white woman) were denied a marriage license in Louisiana purely based on the fact that their skin colors did not match. Do we live in the 50's? And you think racial disrimination is not rampant in the United States?
18 Oct 09
Well, I guess it's not... I absolutely can't say so... "cuz im not living at US and I am a Filipino... I'm just super-conscious about what happening at US coz I want to live there or to get a job there in the future... have a fruitful discussion soon...
• United States
13 Nov 09
I didn't want to sound like I was discouraging you from coming to the US, because really it is an alright place to live. We need changes in healthcare and our politicians are not really for the people and right now it's really hard to find a job, but the fact is that we really do have the opportunity (in most cases) to do what we want to do and be what we want to be. What I should have said is that racial discrimination is not gone. It is here, and in fact, I believe that it has more power over us because it is taboo to speak about it. Because of that, I feel that racial discrimination continues to pervade throughout the population because we don't talk about it as a problem as a whole. That's why I was surprised that the news ran a story about that couple being denied a marriage license. And no, it is not just discrimination against black people, but of asian people, and mexican people, and indian people, and especially against middle eastern people in the last 5-10 years because of the "War on Terror." Really what we need to do is to stop determining what a person is like by their skin color and take the time to really get to know people as exactly that, people...just like us.