Black Racism In America

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From the very beginning of American history, the racial issue played a major role in society. Global community had formed two opposite groups in the sophisticated debate on race. One of the sides considers the end of racism and stable growth of the black middle class. At the same time, another group of people who deny the retentive grip of racism. Orlando Patterson could easily gain the role of a liberal maverick. A scientist had received an education at the London School of Economics, which had paved his way to Harvard, where Patterson is a professor of sociology now. The most vivid topic for the professor is the issue of slavery and the discovery of the origins of ethnic chauvinism. The Ordeal of Integration is something a polemical
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It is characteristic only of America and Africa, and the phenomenon on these two continents carries a slightly different semantic load, especially in the context of the different social conditions in Africa and America. Black racism was not a way out of the current situation in American society, it was not a panacea for all segregation problems and ethnic prejudices, but historically, the Negroid race, which was secondary to most US residents, had to survive a period of hatred, a period of physical struggle with White. This is a social pattern, to the expression of which the American society has moved from the moment when the first slaves were brought to the mainland. There is no basis for questioning the relevance of this problem. Let now the Arab problem in the United States occupies the minds of all sociologists, political scientists and other specialists, the issue of racism and its "black" subspecies does not lose its significance. The question here is not about the possibility of a recurrence of this phenomenon, but in its significance in American history, which is difficult to…show more content…
This does not mean that racism is not a topic that is endlessly discussed at numerous meetings and mandatory seminars in schools and universities. These activities, however, become detached from the real world. The only racial discrimination that young people really face is compensatory discrimination, a policy that offers advantages to blacks, Hispanics, whites from very poor families and Americans from Asia. In a racist country, they would not be elected a black president and would not follow a policy that gives advantages to minority groups in front of the majority representatives. Thus, the fact that the policy of compensatory discrimination lasts more than ten years, like the success of Obama, is a confirmation of how much racism has surrendered its position in America.
“The Ordeal of Integration” still has some controversial parts with particular methodological problems. Orlando Patterson had shown utter reliance on public opinion and its study, where the poll is simplifying complex truths. For example, it is still arguable and not obvious for the reader the evaluation of the 1994 poll, which states, that 78% Afro-Americans had said that they are either very happy or pretty
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