The argument is expressed subliminally, by communicating that in the 1930’s society disregarded that all were equal, and categorised men and women based on the colour of their skin. Through Atticus, the author presents an argument for equality and racial tolerance. All black people were categorised in this era; they were seen as aggressive, untrustworthy and inhuman. This is completely different
In the essay, “A Genealogy of Modern Racism”, the author Dr. Cornel West discusses racism in depth, while conveying why whites feel this sense of superiority. We learn through his discussion that whites have been forced to treat black harshly due to the knowledge that was given to them about the aesthetics of beauty and civility. This knowledge that was bestowed on the whites in the modern West, taught them that they were superior to all races tat did not emulate the norms of whites. According to Dr. West the very idea that blacks were even human beings is a concept that was a “relatively new discovery of the modern West”, and that equality of beauty, culture, and intellect in blacks remains problematic and controversial in intellectual circles
Feagin argues while the racialization process is important, its founders fail to address the material and political-economic interests of those in power. Feagin believes systemic racism to be a “big picture” approach, and an understanding that the entirety of society’s foundation is based on anti-Black racism and oppression. The main tenet of systemic racism is that “all racial-ethnic relationships and events, past and present” must be placed in the context of targeting African Americans to be understood (Feagin 2006). Furthermore, Feagin argues that racial formation does not adequately address contemporary racism, and concepts such as the intergenerational transmission of material and cultural wealth. Systemic racism is a theory that understands the United States as a web of interconnected and interdependent organizations and institutions that work as a system for the purpose of racial
Loewen would say that by not addressing racism and white-washing the abolitionist movement, that students would be ignorant to the effects of slavery and racism today. Johnson would also notice the heading where the textbook seems to refer to slavery as possibility compassionate – an idea Johnson would not approve of, judging from his strong adjectives used to highlight the horrors of slavery. I think Johnson would also say that this book fails to relate slavery to the present-day and racism. The book makes it seem as though slavery and the racism and power struggle surrounding it are items of the past that no one has to worry about
“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal” a quote by Aristotle. This quote means that even though we can try to make things unequal things equal it’ll be a difficult way to do so .There is inequality in the United States in regards to Racial Inequality, Education Inequality, and Gender Inequality. African American’s ability to live a fruitful life is negatively impacted by racism in regards to their education. It is observed that white teachers are known to label their black students as troublemakers. For black students who have a degree, their job isn’t guaranteed to them.
___add solution___ The idea that the success of Asian people is based solely on their ethnicity is a harmful stereotype that is detrimental to the growth of our society. When society unanimously believes that one ethnic group reigns supreme, nobody questions how other minorities are affected. Minorities are divided—too often, we face each other on the battlefield instead of standing in solidarity. “If the Asians can do it, then why can’t you?” The model minority myth is a common argument used to justify dismissive or derogatory comments made towards other minorities. Dark-skinned people, in particular, are on the receiving end of those remarks.
In keeping point of views like this alive in society, we are making those races that are seen as second rate, have no possibility of amplify their status. Realizing that there are no natural elements improving one race than another. Race, which prompts injustice, is basically something that is in use to establish brutalities, merciless and unforgivable treatment of persons all around the globe. Racism should be congested. Racism has occurred for centuries, but there is still a chance to end it.
When it comes to white people understanding their privilege, I am more upset that people don’t educate themselves about it. For example, the whole movement and organization of “Black Lives Matter” is to bring awareness of how blacks are being treated by police and how the justice system is failing to protect us. Somehow, ignorant white people felt entitled to bring “All lives Matter” as if all lives share the same struggle as blacks. They don’t understand that it is the exact system of whiteness that shelters them from the challenges black Americans face. Instead of scrutinizing the system that protects their privilege, they would rather add more distress towards the people facing the system.
I wondered.. We’re all human beings, capable of thought and loving so why is racism still prevalent? Racism is defined in the dictionary as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” Personally, as someone who has come from another country and is coloured and has faced racial discrimination, I believe that racism is unacceptable. It is just wrong. It is a sensitive and challenging issue but one which needs to be addressed by all of us if we want to live in an inclusive and loving environment. Being a good person does not depend on your religion, status in life, family name, political views
Furthermore, it is used to unite those with racist ideologies. Seeing as such, it would violate core democratic values of equality (particularly, social equality on basis of race). If that is not already a monstrous violation of the United States’ values, then the violation of the values of diversity and the common good would make it so. Racial discrimination shuns diversity and tries to take a targeted racial group down in many