An unfortunate reality in our world is that discrimination, no matter how many strides we make for equality, cannot be rid of easily. This collection of essays explains this tough topic to readers. Essays are in a pro versus con format so that multiple perspective activate the reader's critical thinking skills. Across four chapters, readers will address the state of discrimination in America, how it impacts society, whether affirmative action is effective, and whether the government has an impact on discrimination. Essay sources include the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, Institute of Medicine, David L. Chambers, Richard Thompson Ford, Ruth Marcus, and Ishmael Reed.