Diversity in the media will bring awareness to situations that are happening in communities that not everyone is accessible to that, in turn, can better those circumstances. Due to the lack of diversity in the media, it has put a strain in minority communities which Nam goes on to quote Dori J. Maynard, “Lacking these voices, the ability of the media to serve the public interest is itself compromised. ‘The news media is not only failing to serve the communities, but the country at large when they fail to reflect what’s going on in communities of color,” said the late Dori J. Maynard, former President of the Robert C.’(Nam par.2) and the causes the media to fail in not informing people everything that's going on but Instead picks and chooses what they
Affirmative action is a messy, brute force method of trying to close the enrollment gap. Although on paper it may seem like a good idea to require colleges to admit a certain number of students of color, it actually gives an unfair advantage to minorities. A white student and a student of color with identical grades, test scores, and resumes do not have an equal chance of getting into the same college because one student belongs to a minority. Affirmative action causes the same problem it attempts to solve in reverse. Ashley K., a student who gave her opinion to the New York Times, says that she is “being given an advantage in college admissions” based on her race.
According to Justice At Stake , “An ideal bench is representative of the larger community, including women, persons of color, members of the LGBT community, persons with disabilities and other underrepresented groups.” However, the verdicts that the courts pass can still be biased and unfair. Other opinions may include the fact that Jim Crow laws are now illegal. “1968 officially ended the ability of any state to discriminate, disenfranchise, or otherwise restrict any individual on the basis of race,” George Washington University stated. Nonetheless, movements like #blacklivesmatter and #PassERPA (End Racial Profiling Act) disagree.
Matthieu Manghardt English 11 Ms. Raleigh 12/4/2015 Transcript of Emmy Helmer’s 1912 Speech Citizens of Norway, I speak to you today as a woman who wishes to be seen as a human being. A woman who wishes to be granted the human right to vote.
Tatum uses the conflict theory to look at racism, economic and social inequalities. The power structure of the white dominant society in the United States, does not often recognize white privilege, while others do not believe this is a privilege at all. They believe that the power structure in the United States is one that if you work hard, everyone will have the same opportunity for success. This is an example of how white privilege helps racism to continue to exist. The inability to recognize white privilege helps to creates perception and ideals that racism in our society is a thing of the past.
Overall the article ‘Black Panther’ Poised to Shatter a Hollywood Myth is an interesting yet biased article. This is as sexism and racism within the media has vastly improved, however, it is still not better. If there is the presence of sexism and racism in the media, there is a problem. Therefore, although there have been a couple of non-sexist and racist movies, that does not mean that sexism and racism does not exist. It is still there, and it has only gotten somewhat better.
Psychologically speaking, according to the theory of Negativity Bias, something very negative will generally have more of an impact on a person 's behavior and cognition than something equally emotional but positive. “It’s the bad people that represent something now a days. People are too ignorant to see anything but bad. White people are racist, fat, stupid, and autistic. Black people have short anger fuses.
The label of white trash even existing is seen to be appalling because of the former notion of white citizens being the alphas and that angered other White Americans(Eastman & Schrock pg 207). Stereotypes were and are a problem but Southern Rock & Roll musicians embraced theirs and appropriated with it because of capitalism. While no one deserves to be put into a category based on prejudice, White Americans made their stereotypes a positive while minorities struggled and still continue to struggle everyday due to stigmas placed on them. Different classes of White Americans were discriminatory against one another. If you were to portray this white trash image, you’d go against the grain so to speak and denounce their privilege.
The inquiry focused on the case being an issue of racism within the Justice System due to an unconventional fact of systemic racism, which is a society structured a certain way that then causes the system to treat minorities different than they treat the majority. There were many different points through Donald Marshall Jr.’s journey with the Supreme Court that led the inquiry to view the conviction was the cause of racism and simply not just a wrongful conviction, main reason being that there was no substantial evidence that could have placed Seale’s death in Marshall’s hands. Also that Donald Marshall Jr. was a Mi’kmaq Native man who was “worth” less in the community than the majority race (white). The main reason that the Inquiry was
The business world during the 1990s was forty-seven percent female, and fifty-three percent male (Mulligan). Surprisingly, however, the percent of women entering the workplace has stalled. In the early 2000’s the percent of women that worked peaked at seventy-seven percent, and has yet to change from that, still, this is a huge increase compared to the amount of working women in the early 1900s. Unfortunately, it is estimated that women make seventy-seven cents per dollar, compared to men.
When people think of a good judge they typically think of somebody who is fair, not bias and has some sort of experience. However, in today’s society, particularly in the United States, our judicial selection methods are not made to select judges on their ability to reason well and rule impartially (Carter and Burke, 6). On top of that, judges have no actual training before they become part of the judiciary. The only training they receive is in school when they are studying the law. Sometimes when they pursue an apprenticeship with a judge they also get a little bit more experience or insight into a judge’s job.