Racism is still a widespread problem in North Americ For example, one man of Arab descent was held at an airport for hours for no apparent reason. The man said he was later told that officials thought he was carrying a bom An African-American woman was passed over for a promotion. She says the job went to a less qualified applicant.

The author is constructing her argument by:

relying on the self-reported experiences of others


The author is relying on experiences that were reported by others. This is evident through the use of such phrases as "he said that he was later told" and "she says the job went to a less qualified applicant."

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