The logic of this approach is that if this was taught to all of kids in America then everyone would discriminate Black people nationwide, and unfortunately this was the case in most places. This ignorance, eventually led up to the rise of the Klu Klux Klan, Blackface “comedy” and outrageously racist characterchures of black people in cinema such as: The Birth of a Nation, A Patch of Blue, Mammy, and etc. I think as a nation, we are gradually recovering from the choices made during reconstruction. In conclusion, I think modern day America would not be segregated if during reconstruction, Black people were treated and viewed as
The racism that occurs in the United States, impacts multiple minority groups, effecting their standards of living, their overall health and social ability to moves social class. Individuals and institutes have used racism by attempting to be superior to another race, usually a minority. In United States of America, prejudices and discrimination assisted for maintaining power over the minority, for the justification for slavery and discrimination to continue after slavery ended. The film, Inequality Is making Us Sick, discusses how African American women are double the amount of low-birth weight and premature weight than the average white American. The physicians partaking in this study wanted to know why this occurred and how it leads to the conclusion it has to do with the effects of racism.
This is the big question of all to me about segregation, if segregation stops then how will the country be. Also how would others react to this conflict not just in the United States but out of the whole world with having segregation.”Sports today does not have many problems with racism but back in the past there were a lot and it was terrible on how they treated african-americans that knew how to play.” (Monika Stodolska, Kimberly Shinew, Myron Floyd, and Gordon Walker)This statement disturbs me when I read it because our African Americans could not play sports that they are good at jus because of their
In a world where people are influence to speak, act, dress and look favorable to the Caucasian ethnicity, people began to mask/lose their own identity. During the course of history, Africa American were treated in a horrendous way. This unacceptable treatment caused the diminish of their self-worth, self-esteem, and self-respect. The damages from enduring mistreatment for others and themselves led to the circulation of various movies exploring the controversies about inequality and racism against African American people.
The medical division of the Freedmen’s Bureau provided hospitals and doctors for newly freed people but their racist ideologies followed them, “... many Bureau physicians seemed to harbor beliefs that black people were inherently inferior and susceptible to certain illnesses…”(19). The medical professionals that were meant to aid emancipated slaves took a bias approach that made them incapable of actually helping them. These beliefs continued and the wide spread disease and illness that plagued newly freed slaves led some to believe that African Americans were ill-equipped to handle freedom (Roberts 633 of 4234). Despite the inaccuracy of this belief, it goes to show how the ideology of the United States was not prepared for the emancipation of slaves. This resulted in unequal services, segregated housing and inequalities in political representation which contributed to overall health inequities but more importantly it contributed to the foundation of the problems that Americans face
Rebecca Skloot develops the idea that poverty comes with many difficult situations, in the book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". True, Henrietta and her family were poor, could barely afford their medical bills, and they didn 't get the extended care that they deserved. You will learn how being poor can change your life and what is done with it . In the book, Henrietta 's daughter, Deborah, has many medical problems and she has to spend all her money on not even all her medicine. Deborah states, "Truth be told, I can 't get mad at science because it help people live, and I 'd be a mess without it.
Later in history, other key factors were responsible for maintaining these inequities. One example of this is "the color line." The color line refers to policies that were implemented with the purpose of segregating African Americans following emancipation. The color line refers to the reservation of desirable employment opportunities for white individuals (Rogers, 2011). Enforced restrictions such as the color line kept minorities in poverty, and with little to no financial assistance, people of color were often left hopeless.
As the Social Sources of Racial Disparities in Health states on page 327, socioeconomic status or “SES”, neighborhood residential conditions and location, and medical care are important contributors to racial differences in disease to healthcare ratio, as well as other factors such as income, education, and occupation (Williams, 2005). One can see why they are these are “getting under the skin”, the Pima and Tohono O’odham Indians of southern Arizona were not educated on health food and live in poverty. The person (or people) of color making out of the ghetto or city, only to move back, because there are no programs set forward for them. Basically everything they did, was getting under their skin, and killing
For instance, African American have a distrust in medical institutions. Their distrust in medical institutions prevents many African Americans from getting regular checkups. Even more, African Americans are less likely to be covered by medical insurance so it is difficult for them to afford proper medical treatment. Therefore, having a community assessment of an African American community to list their medical needs can provide substantial evidence to prove the community lacks medical facilities. For the purpose of community medical improvement, gathering a group of people within the community to form a committee can empower the community to help develop a plan to educate their own community members.
During the 1950’s African American’s had a difficult time living in a world where they were seen to be lesser of a human being than what they were. They were treated differently in normal everyday lives as well as in the medical world. Henrietta Lacks was a woman who was greatly affected by this divide between whites and African-Americans. Because of the color of her skin, I believe she was not treated to the best of the doctor’s ability, and instead just used for indirect experimentation. In Rebecca Skloot’s novel, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, she gives examples of how African-Americans were treated differently, a few of those include; the conditions of John Hopkins, the African-American medical experiments, and Hector Henry.