The Influence from The White for Failure of Construction of African American female’s Self-consciousness and Social Statue in Quicksand African American women start to build the idea of self-consciousness through two ideas. The first is they are black and the second one is they are women. The White has bias on the black after Atlantic Triangle Trade. They trade the black as goods.
Summary of “Hip-Hop’s Betrayal of Black Women” Jennifer Mclune, author of “Hip-Hops Betrayal of Black Women,” expresses her reaction as outrage from hip-hop lyrics sung by black male artists that degrade black women. Mclune’s views are that the spread of women-hating among society are due to the words being used in these rap songs. Furthermore, causing sexism and disrespect among the community and also turning women into victims. Mclune argues that some hip-hop cultures excuse the sexism associated with this music style as artists having reactions from discrimination and hardships.
“Colorism is defined as a prejudice or discrimination based on the relative lightness or darkness of the skin, generally a phenomenon occurring within one’s won ethnic group”, this is how color bias is defined in the 2011 documentary Dark Girls. Dark Girls documentary also raises the issues related to the discrimination based on the skin color particularly the black skin and especially African American black women who has to face the discrimination of being black skinned not only outside but within their own community. The documentary unravels the color bias not only in the united states but around the world. Dark Girls has seven divisions namely history, impact, family, men on women,
According to Steele, Black folks are “the most despised race in the human community of races” (White 1991). In the early 1940 when racism was still very much alive and colored people, were being limited to do certain things. Black characters in the novel have grown up in a society that does not find them pretty enough or even worthy to be looked at. Pecola and her entire family the Breedloves. Mrs. Breedlove also known as Polly during her younger years saw herself as ugly, her belief made her feel lonely and cold.
It gives the impression that the singer’s belief is that African Americans are less than human and that makes it okay to not treat them with basic decency and respect. The whole song paints the African American community as caricature that perpetuates all kinds of racial stereotypes such as loving watermelon and sin. There is also a line in there about marking a colored man “with the nick of a knife.” This also suggests that the singer was treating the idea of harming a colored man as something of little importance or consequence.
Crooks and Curley’s wife are both main characters in the story. Although they both repel each other's characters, both of them highlight the prejudice which Black people and Women suffer in the 1930’s society. During the 1930’s, black people from the south were excluded from white people activities, which then forced them to leave and travel north and west in hopes of a better life. In the same time period,women still faced discrimination in workplaces, households and suffered in the great depression. Steinbeck uses this era of isolation to illustrate the segregated society which the characters live in, and allude their personality to racial attitudes and
The Racial Mountain in Langston Hughes’s “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain” A culmination of a class, respectability, and superiority, the racial mountain divides which deny the black citizen access to a space of mutuality. It is erected by the majority but often reinforced by the oppressed themselves. As Langston Hughes observes in “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain”, often both blacks and whites deem the expressions of the black experience as inappropriate, disruptive and lowly byproducts of a lesser people. Langston Hughes discusses the negative affects these notions have on African Americans, countering it with the hope that as art and sentiments evolve, the racial mountain will not daunt his people.
The theme of Desirée’s Baby, by Kate Chopin, is the role of racism and gender biases during the Civil War; to be more specific, the superiority of Caucasians to African Americans, and the subordinate role of women to men. During the Civil War, women and slaves were the most oppressed beings in the world. African Americans were looked down upon and seen as a lesser human only because of the color of their skin. Likewise, women were looked down upon only because society said they were to be.
Purpose: The purpose of the documentary is to help understand racism and how it has evolved through slavery. Racism is caused by the fear and uneasy that is caused on a group of people. Europeans/Whites believed that they were of a superior white race. Message: Racism is evolved through the ignorance and assumptions of individuals, inequality leads to racism as well.
The ideology is also analyzed through its social and physiological effects on black people through Fanon’s “The Fact of Blackness”. Fanon’s “The Fact of Blackness” and Gayle Jr.’s “Cultural Strangulation” makes it clear to see that Whiteness and the White Aesthetic has oppressed the race of black people by promoting the ideology that black people are inferior to white people, this ideology is used to make black people incapable of seeing their true superiority. In Fanon’s, “The Fact of Blackness” he identifies society’s view on blackness and its physiological effect on black people though analyzing his identity as a black man.
Double Entry Journal “ ‘… the evil assumption- that all Negroes lie , that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not trusted around our women, an assumption that one associates with minds of their calibre.’ ” (Lee 232). What I think Harper Lee creates Aunt Alexandra’s prejudice towards other social groups, and Maycomb’s prejudice towards African-Americans to illustrate the bias opinions of others, and the impact that they have on the town’s southern society throughout the 1930’s.
The reason they are unacceptable is because they are racist, ignorance, and connect to a dark history in America past. Also, these words were used to make African American to feel inferior. For the word nigga personal, I hate the word and I just think it unacceptable for African American to use this word because is a derogatory term for our race and help to stereotypical black person as poor, violence, and uneducated.
One of the most impactful films we watched in class was the video of Michelle Alexander’s lecture on her book, The New Jim Crow. I’ve heard bits about the book beforehand but watching the award winning author speak on it was truly eye-opening and the information she gave was phenomenal. The topic of her book and in turn the lecture was on the issue of mass incarceration within the U.S. and also how the “War on Drugs” is what made poor communities with people of color the main victims of mass incarceration. She discussed how some poor communities are seen as violent and sketchy because of their high levels of chronic joblessness. Her main point was making listeners aware of how even though we claim to be in an “era of colorblindness,” there
LOG 18 Racial inequality has continuously played a major factor in employment, housing, and other social situations and has sparked more study by scholars into the role that discrimination plays and if actually has a role in the problems we see today. The article discusses how it believes discrimination may be motivated by thing like stereotypes and racism but discrimination does not have one outstanding cause that stands out above the rest explaining why it happens. The scholars in this article separate the definition of racial discrimination into two parts “ differential treatment and disparate impact.” Differential treatment happens when the individual facing discrimination is being treated unequal because of his or her race.
The effects of black discrimination have haunted the nation for centuries. Despite cover-all acts and amendments, there have always been ways around anti-discrimination laws. Even following Union victory, some southerners withheld slaves until troops were at their doorsteps. The Black Codes, laws that outlined the rights of African Americans, are perfect examples. These Codes, were lists of societal restrictions meant to keep whites on top.