Throughout the decades people have been mistreated because of their ethnicity or affiliations. Especially during times of war and during or after terrorist attacks, people tend to stereotype certain ethnicities and release hurtful and discriminating things. This has happened, at one point in time, to both German-Americans and Arab-Americans. During World War 1, the effect on the German-Americans was devastating. Many German-Americans attempted to shed their heritage and become fully “American.”
I think this because hearing horrible news can cause poor mental and physical health. (“Trump is a Textbook Racist” - Jay A. Pearson) Minority races are still shown more negatively in media than white people. (“Disrupting Implicit Racial Bias and Other Forms of Discrimination to Improve Access Achievement, and Wellness for Students of Color” - David J. Johns) Also there are videos on media, about people getting verbally abused especially races that are constantly attacked.
Others see Americans as people who litter and do not care for the environment. The news also Americans as racists and gun-crazy. Although people have these views, there are varying “definitions” as to what it means to be American. The people who live in America have access to various resources.
In Diane Burns’ Sure You Can Ask Me a Personal Question, she is heavily stereotyped once she reveals that she is Native American as portrayed, “No, I didn’t major in archery. Yeah a lot of us drink too much. ”(31, 32) The western viewpoint with internalized racism has followed with European settlers into America and still remains today as they continue the stereotypes associated with Native Americans. Western attitudes not only see the white majority superior than the rest but create stereotypes that people of different backgrounds must face and fight against while living in America.
The use of racial profiling has caused major issues and has had a huge impact among our nation. This has influenced a lot of hate and killing towards different type of race, religion, etc. groups. Law enforcement has become ineffective due to racial profiling. Statistics have shown some situations of racial profiling.
Native Americans and Popular Stereotypes Stereotyping others is a huge problem in society today, and Native Americans are no exception to this problem. According to Shusta et al. , (p. 230, 2015) many people in the United States sense that Native Americans were not treated with dignity in U.S. history, but many are not aware of the extent of current societal prejudices against them.
Sajid (2005) further reiterates this by “Islamophobia is a new form of racism whereby Muslims, an ethno-religious group, not a race, are nevertheless, constructed as a race.” The media in western hemispheres have been responsible for the misunderstanding of the Islamic faith as it is constantly depicted as a religion that condones acts of violence, terror and political unrest. It encourages the thoughts of individuals that Western culture is superior to that of Islamic culture. The media also fails to differentiate between Islamic beliefs and Islamic extremists, who are two different things which also facilitates misconceptions about their beliefs. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva asserts that the bigger picture is
However, this is simply untrue. This quote can lead someone to believe that all juries are racist, while many people who are in a jury are in fact just trying to do what is right in their eyes. This quote can also lead somebody to think that all races are arrested at the same rate, even when different races are arrested at different rates. According to statistics from the Bureau
The rise of the Abbasid The Abbasid Dynasty started as result of the revolution they conducted against the Umayyad’s dynasty because of the hatred the Umayyad’s had towards many groups that have all gathered under the name of the Abbasid. The main reason for this hate is that the Umayyad’s favored Arabs Muslims over other Non-Arab Muslims and treated Mawali, (People of converted to islam recently), as second- class citizens. Another reason was
Stereotypes are not born but formed and such opinions are much made by the media. Nowadays, un-welcomed stereotypes about the Arabs have been made. The media has often projected Arabs in a negative way. They have been presented as terrorists, extremist and dishonest people that creates a distorted and unrealistic image in people’s minds.
Throughout history, countries have been facing challenges which their own citizens are not well informed of the issues. Individuals in the United States place the blame for the manners of society many times onto minorities, which become the scapegoats. Due to the misinformation from the media and other sources, the solutions which stem from these thoughts are often misleading. I want to be able to inform individuals about the problems which plague the United States, but also create solutions for them. I want to put the spotlight on issues which are often forgotten.
This is a movie based on the book by James Baldwin, a writer, poet and social critic, explores race, class and sexuality in the Western society. In the documentary, Baldwin wanted to tell the story of Martin Luther King Jr, Medgar Evers and Malcolm X, three of the pillars of the civil rights movement who at the time of their death were interested in economic justice and class disparity. The movie is however not just about the history of the movement but the institution of racism and the ways it has been upheld by people in power. It is a journey into the black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.
Unchained Memories Review The documentary Unchained Memories were reading by African American actors and actresses from the last generation of born into slavery slaves and their experiences as slaves, their treatment as slaves, and the culture of the time. This documentary really stood out from other documentary and movies because these narratives were from actual slaves and none of the slaves had the same or even similar experiences. These narratives are so precious that they are held in the Library of Congress. Unchained Memories helped better my knowledge of the history of slavery in America because it solidified how hard the slaves were worked and how awful they were treated.
Platoon The first sociological topic to discuss is multiculturalism. In the movie, the platoon is made up of a diverse group of men, they are from different places throughout the country and different races. When I speak of the culture of the blacks and whites within the movie, I am not referring to the culture of Africans embodied in the behaviors of the black men; rather, the black culture within America during the 1960’s. At the beginning of the movie, it shows the platoon marching.
This screenplay was written about a miner strike at the New Mexico zinc mine and the struggles that the workers and women faced as they fought for dignity and equality. React: If you wanted to get yourself in trouble with the government in the 1950’s. All you needed to do was compose a screenplay to recount the genuine story of the 1951 miner’s strike in Bayard, New Mexico. I bet that you could wager your bottom union dollar that the United States government did whatever it could in its never ending abuse of power to make sure the cinematic message would never see the general populations’ light of day.