Historically, gender inequality and racial discrimination against Africans Americans and women have been a major factor. African Americans and women continue to face racial discrimination in society mainly because of their race, gender, religion and national origin. This paper will show how the Laws have shaped this country, examine the social oppression and racial discrimination against African Americans and women. The research conducted will focus on the integrated theories of laws that were created to protect individual rights. In addition, novels such as; Tom’s trial in To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, A tragic love story in The Pact by Jodi Picoult, the murder mystery in Snow Falling on the Cedars by David Guterson, The Mississippi Burning film, The accused and the article, “The making of a slut,” by Naomi Wolf, along with current statistics and websites articles may help to prove how the struggle for equality and racial discrimination against women still persists to an extent that they still face discrimination in todays’ society.