New York is a city that is known for its wealth, diversity and open-mindedness.
Yet for many of the residents of the city, it is also a city of racial and ethnic prejudice.
In a city where nearly two-thirds of its people are of colour, the legacy of centuries of racism still lingers.
This article examines the meaning of “racism” in the United States, from the founding of the country to its current state.
It also explores the legacy that racism still leaves in its wake.