There are several ways that can be made to diminish racism. For example, the government could implement laws and regulations regarding racial discrimination. Regardless of what kind of racism that is being acted out, the effect it had towards the targeted ethnic minorities could be prolonged, and there are high possibilities that it would affect them mentally. The outcome of the stereotypes that are made out of racism will have definite impacts towards the targeted individuals. For instance, they will have difficulty with being socially accepted due to the racial discrimination by the society.
Meaning his contributions were right on key, for he took his research and categorized our originality as to race, and provided us the information needed as to his beliefs, that racialism should be divided into different groups when considering our biological traits. However, many people today’s society disagree with Boas finding saying that this classification only creates hatred, known as racism, and feel that they are in a class all to the own; which is superior to others. Because of this reality many races today are being miss-treated, shun upon, bullied; just because they possess a different understanding as to Boas theory. His theory was design for us to realize that each of us are unique, and different in many shapes and forms; whether it be through our color, size, features, behavioral traits; or speech. Unfortunately, people miss-understood what Boas was trying to unveil, and took it upon themselves to make judgements; instead of looking as to what he uncovered that no one else could.
The people of Maycomb place stereotypes on him from stories and allow their imagination to make false accusations. Not only do they place stereotypes on Boo, they place stereotypes on those of different races, mainly blacks, and never question or think they are wrong. These exaggerated rumors affect many of the people, and are viewed as acceptable because of the specific structure of the town. The stereotypes exemplify the disrespect the people have for each other and illustrate the solution needed to avoid this problem. Classism is also embedded into the structure of the town and often affects the lower classes, such as poor whites, mixed races, and blacks.
The threat to violence and discrimination is increases due to the fact that she is of color and transgender at the same time. This discrimination at its highest level is portrayed through threats to violence, racism and misogyny. Intersectionality can be traced back to the ignorance and homophobia currently surrounding trans-identity. Intersectionality can be a powerful tool to unmask problems that arise from perceiving discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, age or even religion as all related and forming intersections with each other.
Racism can be identified by pointing it out and confronting it when it occurs. Racism can be reduced by acceptance of the ones who are racist instead of being in denial or color blind; being open to change, educating one’s self about the racist they discriminate against, and making an effort to get to know the culture and people of that race. Racism and race relations will only continue to divide unless another civil revelation, but racism is not only prejudice that society faces
Media and Stereotypes In the world we live in today, the world of judgments, the world of descriptions and images, the world where harmful stereotypes are conveyed through media. Stereotypes have first initiated when people started judging a whole nation or the majority according to the minority’s acts. It puts labels about how a person should act or live according to their gender, race, personality, and other facts. This could affect individuals who may possibly like different things or do different activities, but feel ashamed of doing so because of stereotypes. Moreover, stereotypes are the media predators that exist whether we’d like to admit it or not.
She thinks to herself about Ms Celia, “Underneath all that happy, she sure doesn’t look happy.”pg 44 Minny is a lot more reluctant to tell her story to Miss Skeeter as she doesn’t easily trust, but slowly she explains her life through abuse and racism. Despite the fact that telling her story is dangerous, she finds it exciting that things in Jackson have a hope of changing. Minny is a very round
This assertion applies in a more general perspective because it is to be heard where stereotypes exist, which evidently is everywhere. Stereotypes have come to create a strong influence on society and is discreetly hurting the way one sees themself and their surroundings. For example, Sociologist Min-Hsiung-Huang recently decided to ask whether the race of the person administering the survey mattered: He found that when black people and white people answered 10 vocabulary questions posed by a White interviewer, blacks on average answered 5.49 questions correctly and whites answered 6.33 correctly—a gap typical of the ones found on many standardized test (cited from: How a Self Fulfilling Stereotype Can Drag Down Performance.) In the article, “How a Self Fulfilling Stereotype Can Drag Down Performance,” it states the reason African Americans scored more poorly on tests administered by white interviewers, Huang theorized, is that these situations can make the issue of race salient and subtly remind the test takers of the societal stereotype that blacks are intellectually inferior to whites.” Thus, showing the effect stereotypes can have on self performance and self image. Although this piece targets the effect identified as a “Stereotype Threat” there are many more involved.
RACISM Living in the 21st century, in a modernized world yet people are targeted based on their races. Racism and the discrimination have been used as powerful weapons to encourage hatred of others in wars or even economic downturns. It is considered to be the world’s major issue these days. History of racism goes way back to the ancient times when Ham, one of the three sons of Noah, was being cursed because he was black. This irregular border of ethnicities has touched not just the economic and political representation, but also the educational as well as the health and social mobility of people of color.
The Critical Race Theory’s framework is a tool to assess how structural inequalities and social institutions produce an oppressive and discriminatory environment for minorities in America (Salas et al, 2010). The Theory’s use of critical thinking helps Social Workers understand and identify the target problem, and to examine how people’s history and culture have influenced, or been influenced by, past and current policies that create inequality in America (Suet et al, 2007). It also encourages Social workers to be aware of their distinct privileges, disadvantages, beliefs, values, biases, and stereotypes that they hold, so they can understand how this affects the work that they do with their clients. It is essential to apply all this knowledge to develop a plan to assist clients effectively, and to address social change and social injustice (Salas et al, 2010). In addition, incorporating Critical Race Theory in the work that Social Workers do is essential to address the concept of color-blindness to challenge institutional racism (Abrams & Moio 2009).