By SALVADOR GUTIERREZ, Ranger Reporter:
The United States has been dealing with all forms of discrimination since the first days of its independence.
Racism, sexism, classism and all kinds of judgements have always been the main obstacles in the search of freedom and prosperity.
Nowadays, we live in a society in which it is hard to see the line between being offensive and being offended. Our most innocent actions and comments can hurt someone’s feelings.
Sexism also runs rampant in the workplace. Even today, sexism prevents women from doing jobs that would maximize their potential and contribute to growth.
People from other lands come to the U.S. looking for growth, progress and “a better life,” but some Americans do not care about the immigrants’ background.
Instead, they care about what the immigrants can do and their negative impact on society.
They do not realize that their country is a place where, with a lot of hard work, people can create wealth, contributing to the growth of the nation.
Regardless of how much progress we think we have made, people with different skin color and customs are treated differently and are judged.
Our society must do more to solve these problems. Despite decades spent fighting sexism, racism and all the other isms, we still have a long way to go.