Theories of Inequality in Race In this lesson, Zach explains the theories of prejudice which happens in society. He explains and dissects the four different types of prejudice. One of the four prejudice is the scapegoat theory which is when a horrible event occurs and then blame someone unfairly for the unfortunate event. When we do this, it aims our rage towards another individual which creates a channel of anger. In the lesson, Zach gives an example such as blaming the immigrants for lack of jobs.
It is discussed that the lives of black American did not improve significantly as racism was entrenched in governments and white Americans, especially southerners. Although amendments and acts sought out to better the lives of black Americans, it did not mean they were immediately treated as equal and given rights. Black Americans had a very difficult life post-Civil War as the rest of America was not prepared to stop depriving them of their civil rights as it was beneficial to them to have black Americans kept under oppression. The abolition of slavery cost slave owners over $2 billion in property only. This severely impacted the economy as it was in crisis and white slave owners did not have any slaves to serve them on plantations.
2. A real estate management company rejects multiple housing applications with "black sounding" names is institutional racism in which a white-dominated society/company choose to treat the black people unequally and reject their housing applications only because their “black sounding” names. It is a institutional racism because it is a form of racial discrimination created by a social institution that specifically targets black communities. 3. A group of students yell "go back to your country" to an Indian student is individual racism because the racial discrimination might be created by personal bias or stereotypes of a specific
In J. Brooks Bouson ‘The Devastation That Even Casual Racial Contempt Can Cause’: Chronic Shame, Traumatic Abuse, and Racial Self-Loathing in The Bluest Eye, the Major Topic is internalization of racial stigmatizing. Racial stigmatizing is when an individual or race describes another with criticism and identifies them with disapproval which causes them to embody and identify themselves with these stigmas. Bouson asserts, “Because individuals incorporate into their self-representation aspects of their understanding of their group identity, those who are labeled as other or different internalize the stigmatizing stereotypes projected by the dominant culture.” This quotation is saying that people represent themselves with aspects of their race
Until 1865, the enslavement of African Americans was legal in the United States (History.com Staff). Most of the nation believed that African Americans weren’t equal to Whites and could be treated as property. Even after slavery was abolished, these racist ideals were ingrained in the minds of most Southerners. In the 1930s, racial ignorance still caused society to believe that African Americans were sinful and a lesser race. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee illustrates how important decisions are influenced by racial ignorance ingrained in a society.
What is a very apparent concept in the story is the inequality and prejudice that exist in the small town. In Maycomb, the wealth of an individual is a way that consistently divided the social status of the townspeople. For example, The Finchers and other middle class people have more prestige and social status over the lower class townspeople, such as the Cunninghams and the Ewells. The most common and discriminatory inequality in the town is that the race of an individual would unjustly determine their social status. For example, the blacks, despite having more amiable qualities than the Ewells, still remain at the bottom of the social hierarchy for the only reason being their race.
Any form of social inequality arises based on the fact that any given society is organized by various hierarchies based on race, gender, economic class, and other social factors; and such factors determine people’s ability to access rights and resources in ways that tend to make these rights and resources unequally distributed (Mackenbach, 2017). Social inequality can fall in many forms, which include wealth and income inequality; differential treatment of different classes of people by the law enforcement and the existing judicial system; unequal access to the existing education opportunities and the society’s cultural resources; unequal political representation; and the inequality based on a certain group of people’s membership in a given society. These are basically the five different types of inequalities that could
They think Africa is a bad race because they have no technology and have no power to protect themselves, so they caught a lot of Africans to be their slaves. Not only Europeans, but also Americans think Africa is the lower-race because a lot of the slaveholder were the lord or the richest man in Europe. Their thoughts were fixated by the European society so their behavior embodied that they scorn Africa. In 1890s, the rich man and some officer are still those people who are scoring African. So they try their best to prevent the 14th Amendment happened which is meant that equality between white and
For example, they thought the negroes were much less educated and fortunate compared to the whites, which is why the negroes had the jobs of being slaves. Douglass proves that all black and white people should be treated equally, no matter which race you are. Douglass disproves this theory, by fighting back against Mr. Covey. “This battle with Mr.
All of them were against it; they thought and believed how the African Americans were supposed to provide the labour for the white people. One third of the Souths population consisted of slaves. They were listening to the planter of South Carolina John Calhoun who was for slavery he even praised it in his speech. This was all done in 1837. By the 1850s a lot of the Southern politicians and economists had started to argue that the Northern free labour system harmed society more than slavery did.