Not only it was a competitor for power, it is also one of the conquerors. Hawaii of the Pacific waters and to the American Indians of the south, America had stretched its arms that far to expand its nation.
United States of America, as its name says, is composed of different states. Together with in such nation run different races, there were those red Americans (the Indians), black Americans (the Negros) and those from the Latin Americans of the south. With the differences of races, the nation cannot get away from discriminations. Among the races who are those who dominate and who are those being disregarded
Let us take for example the case of the Negros, before; they were brought to this land for slavery. There is always a distinction of priorities if you are black and if you are white. Was it because these black people came from a different land and have different skin color that made them discriminated among the whites
Though discrimination is a thing cannot be avoided. Jackson, 1966, stated in the Laws of the State of Mississippi, "The status of the Negro was the focal problem of Reconstruction. Slavery had been abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment, but the white people of the South were determined to keep the Negro in his place, socially, politically, and economically. This was done by means of the notorious "Black Codes," passed by several of the state legislatures. ...