The history of American racism is incredibly complex and deeply rooted in our society. It is also intricately connected to numerous other issues including access to healthcare, education, and poverty. Many people believe that racism ended after the Civil Rights movement, but the fight still continues. More people are seeking to understand how racism persists today so that they can then work to combat it. We hoped that by compiling the following information we would be able to give the proper tools to understand the United States’ role in oppression not only in this nation but abroad. We covered issues including race, ethnicity, immigration, and religion to enrich the reader’s understanding of this country’s bigotry so that they can then go on to become agents for social change.