Race is not determined by biology. Instead, it is socially constructed. According to the notes, a social construct; created and maintained through cultural or social practice. A person who is considered African American or black in the United States could be considered white in other countries. How people perceive their racial identity can shift based on experiences, For example, multiracial and mixed-race community.
Discussing Race In Jay Smooth’s TEDx talk he talks about how to make race an easier topic to discuss. If we can take the mindset that we are either racist or not racist and begin to realize that non-racist people can think and say racist things, race might be able to become a less touchy subject to discuss. Growing up as a full white male, I haven’t faced much discrimination.
The two identities that I have decided to evaluate are my race (white) and my gender (female). These two identities make up a huge portion of who I am. For that reason, I feel that it is important for me to delve into these identities to better understand myself. In regards to my race I have never felt very impacted.
Race has been and always will be a controversial topic. Sociologists argue that race is socially constructed. Race is not something that is determined biologically. Humans are humans weather they are of two different backgrounds or the same. "White" or "Black" are terms created by people in higher positions.
2017 racial discrimination is not as vivid as it used to be. People don't shout out ugly and inferior comments at people of different color just because they are of a different race. But still unfortunately there is racial discrimination occurring it's just not as noticeable. Or is it ignored? According to Vice sports some white baseball players still have feelings of dislike for those of different color playing the game.
Race has always been an apparent issue from many years past. How we define “race” depends on where and when the word is being used at the time. In the history of the U.S., the meaning of the word “white” referring to a human race, has changed over time. Groups such as Italians, Germans and Jews are more often considered as “whites”. However, other groups, mainly African American, Latino, Indians, Asian groups, have never been considered as “whites” in our society.
The Holocaust was a historical period, which, not only resulted in the death of millions of Jews, but also is mostly known for the type of prejudice it consisted of. Through the use of propaganda and mass manipulation, a German political regime stirred up one of the bloodiest wars in history; all based on their skewed morals and racial values. Although this occurred over seventy years ago, that type of racial prejudice has not been overcome and is seen all throughout the world in many different types of social situations. People in today’s society often face prejudice in the workplace, through the media, and through generational upbringings. (Doughty)
Race in America today are mixed up between all different types of people. Most people that come to America from different countries are mostly a different race rather than white. Well in today 's world it With social media and other uses of the internet, people have begun to voice their frustrations with the social injustice in America. Over the past year they 're have been a numerous amount of times where people being detained by cops are shot not because of excessive force of not complying with officers but because they where black people with black skin. America is place where we are supposed to have freedom and rights to do things if we want to or not.
Racism is a very large topic that has a very long history; datingtiming back to the 1600s. Because of the large topic, being able to narrow down racism into subsections since the topic of racism being so huge. Personal racism is racism that is within individuals, which is also called institutional racism. Even though this is only a subsection of an larger topic, there still is not a correct answer for preventing racism on a individual level. There has not been much change since slavery started to the present day in the right direction.
. Race has always been a big controversial topic around the world. We always hear on the news of situations involving race, and lets face it, if it’s on the news it’s probably something more negative than positive. But, being a young adult causes me to be exposed to many more things on my own without the news or outside influences distorting my own point of view. I can say that I’ve formed my own beliefs solely on what I’ve experienced.