Oppression is the unjust treatment of power under the guise of governmental authority, relating to class society and punishment. Oppression can be expressed as overt depending on how it is practiced. Referring to discrimination is when the injustice does not directly afflict everyone in society but instead targets specific groups of people. America practices many oppressive behaviors that include low wages, forced labor, and employment/ sex discrimination based on race.
There are numerous faces of oppression that exist in America today, my top three are Exploitation, Marginalization, and Violence. Exploitation refers to the use of people’s labors to produce future profit with no compensation towards them. Exploitation is shown through social media, celebrities, government and so much more. Marginalization refers to an incarcerating a group of people to a lower social standing. For example, America expresses Marginalization by preventing transgender people from using restrooms that match their gender identity. Lastly, Violence, violence is everywhere a lot of people think violence is the answer to everything when in reality it makes problems worst.