The thesis at hand discusses the topic of injustice and white supremacy in contemporary North America. Through exploring the roots of discrimination, from the inhumane period of slavery, to the ‘Jim Crow system of segregation that began in the 19th Century, this thesis argues that white supremacy, and the depiction of inferiority of the African American community, have created a society which turns a blind eye to racism and discrimination. In order to illustrate the origins of racism and the term ‘race, this thesis will first take a detour in order to investigate the principles that are used to label somebody as ‘black or ‘white. The experiences of a ‘white man in black skin, described by John Howard Griffin in his book "Black Like Me", as well as Ta-Nehisi Coates "Between the World and Me", in which he teaches his son how to live in a society where race still matters, serve as a basis for the main argument of this thesis. Although the cruel period of slavery has ended, and African Americans are no longer spatially separated from Caucasian Americans, contemporary America has adopted new forms of covert racism. Disguised as the ‘War on Drugs, and other initiatives to curtail crime in the United States, African Americans are often discriminated against, and still face injustice before the court, as well as in other fundamental aspects of everyday life. Based on the most recent cases of police brutality, such as the murders of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice, this thesis also explores how African Americans remain the main targets of police attacks. These recent cases of white supremacy and discrimination against African Americans, as detailed in this thesis, demonstrate the ugly truth behind contemporary society; that the color of ones skin still matters.