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Zayas And Genova's Latino Racial Discrimination In The Classroom

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). Einstein thought differently he was a smart man and he liked to work with other smart people and he didn’t care what their skin color was or their ethnicity, he would see a really smart person with good ideas that he would like to work with and he did. That is why no matter what your profession is, we need to speak out about racism especially teachers in classrooms. All the children born here in the United States have to go to school, if teachers teach their students how bad racism really is we will already be creating awareness in these kids and they will know from young ages that it is wrong. It’s always been said that our children are our future, and if we educate them right our future will be better. 5. Theory/Methods–describe the theory,…show more content…
The reality is that it’s not just light skinned people being racist but it’s our own government as well. Since the beginning of time our own government that pledged to provide a country of “equality” and “safety” to all of its inhabitants has done everything but that. For example in Ramos-Zayas and Genova’s article “Latino Racial Formations in the United States: An Introduction” they talks about how the government puts people of different types of ethnicities and cultures into one category of a race group because they are “similar”. Genova and Ramos-Zayas say in their article that there is “social inequality and political subjugation” in the social productions of race, and this is exactly the problem I’m trying to inform you about to create a greater conscious (2013,…show more content…
Also as people of color we are under bad political control, the government labels us into these racial groups that are considered minorities in the U.S., for example Latinos, the term Latino becomes our identity and since we are in this category all our lives we get unequal treatment to people in majority groups and we don’t get as many opportunities as they do. Then when we try to speak up or make a change in society we get ignored because of the color of our skin and who we are, you might think that our skin color has nothing to do with this but it really has everything to do with this problem. Genova and Ramos-Zayas even explain in their article how the U.S. Bureau of the Census has “overly simplistic naturalized reifications of “racial” difference understood in terms of phenotype and “color”” which basically means that we are racialized based on our looks and the color of our skin (2013, p.3). This is exactly why I chose this article for my piece of media by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The article ties in with the scene in the movie the Revenant when Hugh Glass, the father of the Pawnee boy Hawk, is being discriminated by one of the white men named John Fitzgerald. Hawk speaks up to stand up for himself and Hugh tells him to shut up, then Hawk responds “at least he heard me” then Hugh replies “they don’t hear your voice, they just see the color of your
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