Prepare a 750-1,000-word reflective essay on the transformation of race, class, or gender relations from the mid-nineteenth century to the present and analyze how these relations have evolved in the context of our American democracy. Papers must address this fundamental question: How has race, class,orgender relations evolved since the 1850s in our American democracy? (Please select just one: race or class or gender)
In the 1850s, the US was at the height of racism primarily driven by the issue of slavery. Fast-forward to the 2020s, and racism is still one of the biggest social challenges in the country. While slavery no longer exists, new forms of racism have emerged. The government has created a system where minorities are likely to find themselves incarcerated even for minor offenses. Modern racism is even harder to detect because it has become systemic and institutionalized.