JCCC Honors Journal


Race in America has historically been a crucial point throughout, From the cruelty of Slavery to the terror of Jim Crow. The social reality of race is often looked at from a single point or time period, but it may be better to see it from a holistic perspective. Sociologically, racism has evolved and changed in history. While many people would like to say that this is merely a chapter that can finally be put to rest, the conflict of black and whites is still present in ever more covert and overt ways. The story of Racism is controlling, dominating in today's society, from our justice system to hiring to distrust of the police. So the focal question is "how did we get here?"