But, why are they covered more than others? Truthfully, there is some science involving genetics behind people of certain decent having an athletic advantage over others regardless of their training or experience. It so happens that the players most often getting this media coverage are colored, and so audiences gain an image that athletes of color perform better than other races. I have felt this stigma ever since I was young. People judge me as “the white girl” and therefore assume I won’t play as well as my colored teammates.
This combination of events that all unfold in the same general timeframe must have had a tremendous impact each and every aspect of Black Elk. While the inner struggle of Black Elk was one of the biggest points I gained in chapter 21, this treatment and expansion westward of the Wasichus’ is something that most of us have learned about at some point in our academic careers, but might not have focused on in depth. For me personally, growing up we learned a little bit of this “white expansion westward” but it was nothing of such great importance that I found myself digging more deeply into. But as we read Black Elk Speaks and discuss the movements of the Ghost Dance movements. I cannot only begin to make many similarities to the previous wrongdoings we have discussed in the course towards the Native American people and traditions.
The Cherokee Nation was a civilized and sophisticated culture that thrives for hundreds of years, prior to European settlement. The influence of the white man on the people became more prevalent as the years passed, and unfortunately, the Cherokee began to integrate their ways with the European settlers. The Cherokee began to assimilate to European religion, trade, livestock handling; and overall began to shift their entire culture around the white influence. However, in modern times it is possible to find a pure ‘bred’ and fully practicing Cherokee family- moreover, they are considered indigenous. Sarah Sargent in her article, Truth and Consequences: Law, Myth and Metaphor in American Indian Contested Adoption, reveals the myths and truths
Even though many linguists agree that Ebonics is a definite dialect many uneducated people still find it a basis of discrimination. The fact that many still believe speakers of Ebonics are not speaking “true” English is a good enough reason to not legislate English. If English were to be legislated, what form would it take? Would there be one winning dialect the entire country would be made to follow, or would each regional dialect still be spoken – just not any dialect deemed “lesser English”? The existence of these dialects are proof that the undertaking of legislating English would be an extremely daunting task to
For whites, he was proof that America was a land of opportunity for everyone” (2005, pg.3). In final analysis, George Washington Carver, though a scientist, was also a social activist and precedent for many African-Americans as well as whites in the country, because of this he is significant to America
Gonzalez explained in his poem how it feels to be Mexican and living in a world filled with just white faces. He opened a lot of eyes. He made many people who are from mexico to feel a lot comfortable about being Mexican in the United States. Making my parents one of them, they stand proud for many years. Encouraging others to be proud of their culture.
While I have known throughout my life people of different races the majority of people who I have lasting relationships have been white. Growing up I remember being taught about the history of racism and how I should view and treat all people as equals. I find it hard to address myself as having white privilege because I will never know exactly how it has affected my life. I know that it is easier for me to buy many makeup and hygiene products because my skin color and hair type are considered more of the standard. I also know that I have never had to worry about being discriminated against because of my race.
Throughout history western dominance is white dominance. Perry’s conducted study on white students in different societal environment which shows that whiteness has become such a normative that it is the classic norm. Perry stated that many students had agreed with George DeVos’s quote of “feeling of continuity with the past” distinguishes an
I’m a white race male. I believe being white I have lived a life in the majority view of this country. I had very little contact with people of color my childhood life. I also believe that I am white privileged so it makes it hard for me to understand all the struggles for minority Americans. I realize that my connection with the majority of America places me in a position of power, I should use to help others.
Being all white males would have helped too. The CCC didn’t necessarily not allow other races to work, but a majority of the workers were white. The CCC had a nondiscriminatory policy, however especially in the South, a lot of black men were unable to work because of local selection