I believe that racism is still an issue in America. Though it is not like the racism that dates back to the times of slavery and really societal-concerned, it is still an issue that exists and is thriving today. Though the government is not supporting the racist actions and movements that people are doing and the remarks that are made by the people. The government can't delete thoughts of opposition towards foreigners or slurs and name-calling to ones that look different than the people who were here first, or whatever the argument is. I would like to know who will oppose me on this argument.
Yes to some extent there is still racism visible within certain communities, however this does not relate to everyone as certain people/cultures are over racism and see each man no matter skin colour as one. America is the land of freedom and equality I strongly believe that your statement is judged on one side as you are blinded by the other half of America!
Even though the government doesn't support racism anymore, there is still racism alive in minds of the citizens, and last time I checked, the government doesn't have the ability to erase thoughts. Or maybe that's what they want me to think...
Anyway, look at Donald Sterling. He had a lot to lose, he's a famous guy, and he makes comments on blacks to publicity. That is a sign, that popular people will risk a lot of money and reputation to speak their mind.
My opponent has brought up very good ideas and unfortunately I cannot argue with them. It looks as if I am changing my side as my opponent does bring very good concepts. For example look at the Michael Brown case that is taking place in Ferguson; black lives matter and racism is still alive in some parts of the society