Racism in our society in relation to African Americans, afro-descendants, and other minorities have been heavily influenced by stereotypes -- various oversimplified, preconceived beliefs that negatively influence day to day life. More specifically pathological stereotypes which are used to explain and justify inequalities. These inequalities can be seen all across the board from healthcare to education to our criminal justice system.
 Stereotypes [Def. 1+2]. (n.d.). Oxford Dictionary Online. Retrieved September 5, 2017, from https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/stereotype.