Furthermore, just because I haven’t had any experiences with racism in the past other than experiencing a couple of racial jokes doesn’t mean I won’t experience it in the near future. But for now, I don’t feel any regret with the social and racial status that I am in. The article has left me with several questions: can the diversity wheel be implemented in a work environment? Furthermore, will it show that higher racial and social variety can correlate with higher work performance? To me, a well-balanced workforce with people of different backgrounds could become more likely to reach a compromise and perform more efficiently than a workforce with homogeneous
Now this relates to symbolic ethnicities because both Julie Bettie and Waters were explaining being a certain race in this case white brings enjoyable and voluntary aspects with the feelings of specialness entailed. In class we often talk about how hierarchy and how it impacts us. Hierarchy is where a group of people are ranked one above the other in accordance of power, but in this case it is with race. From my perspective in regards of the article Optional Ethnicities: For White Only? By Mary Waters symbolic ethnicity only had an impact on whites whereas that was not the case for non-whites, for them it was more of a socially forced proposition.
“My skin color was an asset for any move I was educated to want to make”(Mcintosh 1). A quote from Peggy McIntosh’s essay shows how the way we are treated in our societies has a direct impact on the way we perform in that society. The essay caused me to think deeply about myself and how I truly am privileged to be white; although we may not notice it there are millions of privileges linked to our skin colour. Upon finishing the reading I was questioning not only white privilege but also things like racism and what I myself could do to help people of other ethnicity’s not feel underprivileged. To begin, Peggy McIntosh mentions in her essay the fact that men have privilege over women causing women disadvantages in the same way whites have power
After learning more about the history of race in class and from the readings, I can now understand that race is just a construction made by people. At the same time, this also means that race could possibly be used to the advantage of some groups in power and limit others. Is deconstructing these categories a step towards social equality? In return, this helped me better understand the difference between race and ethnicity and how to identify myself. However, many people are unaware of the dark history of race and think nothing of it.
Today in class, we discussed a topic that is deeply engraved in American history yet widely avoided by many: race. More specifically, terms like “racist,” “All Lives Matter,” and “white privilege,” which may make some people uncomfortable but more than ever, need to be confronted and examined. We watched several videos containing a variety of people discussing their own personal thoughts and feelings on such terms to spark our own conversations on the same topics. After viewing the first video on the word “racist,” I began to reflect on my own actions towards other people. One of the points that stood out the most to me was that even though not everyone is necessarily a racist person, everyone inherently holds prejudices.
I do think we need documentaries like this to address white privilege because it is such a difficult topic to talk about yet it still needs to be discussed. This documentary made me really take a step back and think about what it means to be white and how it can be abused so if more are made then maybe more people can be reached. From this documentary I plan to ensure a safe learning environment for my students. I do not think anyone should be ashamed of their race, I know it is naïve to believe that we could all have pride in where we come from and respect one another for
These students accepted that they did not have the same opportunities as the white children, even though in reality they were at the school with the same options. Two concepts used in this study included the Agentive and Interpellative approaches of Critical Race Theory. Interpellative Critical Race Theory puts an emphasis on an identity as singular and imposed, an example would be your one identity is only race. This concept separates each identity from the other. While, Agentive Critical Race Theory places the emphasis on multiple and mutable identities.
Once entering the office I got nervous and asked for the steps to register for classes then that’s when they sent me to the pathway center. After exiting the admission office walking to another office in my mind again it would think I don’t even know where these offices are at and I felt ridiculous walking around because I felt that I looked lost which made me even more nervous. Once I found the pathway center they asked what I needed and I said that I needed help with my class selection. She was very kind and had the patience for me which I liked but bad thing once looking for classes that I needed to take were all full and I didn’t want to take classes that were not necessary so at that point I thought to myself that I might not be
He was able to appeal to the morals of millions in the country, by forcing them to understand that black people are just as human as white, with emotions and personalities, who deserved justice. People are more than their labels, and we should not be defined by our race, gender, or social class, but how we treat others. This theory appealed to me personally, because I feel it is the most true, realistic, and practical theory that we can apply to our lives. People share different values and virtues, and we all have a different definition of what makes us happy, but we can all acknowledge everyone’s individuality and still treat them with respect. I have found myself in situations, especially in the workplace where people have treated me as a machine for their food rather than a person who is sensitive to insult.
Shockingly, most minority delinquents have similar backgrounds as me, and I am determined to end the cycle of oppression that exists in our society. Just because Hispanics, or any other minority, comes from immigrant descendants, a low income family, or a single parent household does not mean they should feel as they do not deserve a better, brighter future. As I am achieving success in ways many Hispanics do not get to unfortunately, I came to realize that being Hispanic does not mean I am restricted to follow Hispanic norms. It means being able to be and do whatever I desire like any other American. I will show the world what a Hispanic is capable of despite the racism in America and the few opportunities given to my people, and I hope to lead other young Hispanics to believe in themselves along the
Supreme Court Decisions Setting Precedent Discrimination may not seen as big a problem today, but people had to fight for that problem, and court cases set precedents for today. The case of Plessy versus Ferguson and Brown versus Board of Education helped change the way we view discrimination today. The case of Plessy versus Ferguson decided that segregation was legal as long as everything was equal. But on the other hand, Brown versus Board of Education included separate but equal schools made African-American children feel inferior to the white children. 1896, Supreme Court heard the Plessy versus Ferguson case.
While the research found that White individuals did rate White targets as more similar to themselves, participants who exhibited a lower prejudice score rated Mexican-American targets as friendlier than White targets, therefore supporting the interaction in our second analysis (Goebel & Cole, 1975). This research is consistent with our study as White participants rated Black targets as significantly more likeable compared to when Black participants rated White targets. While we did not test for prejudice in our study, students in Liberal Arts institutions may be more socially aware and possibly lack prejudice especially at Mount Holyoke, which has a diverse campus. Moreover, other research examining facial exposure White individuals showed higher likeability of other-race faces more than their own-race faces, if previously exposed to those other-race faces. In this study, the other-race faces were images of Black and Korean targets (Zebrowitz, White & Wieneke, 2008).
Those admission candidates who merit to be accepted based on merit, but are given over for minorities to fulfill admission quotas for minorities would be distressed. Still, basing admissions solely on merit does not cause such unhappiness. As long as merit-based standards are used, minorities cannot be unhappy because if they merit admission they will be granted it. Thus, according to the utilitarian ethics, Affirmative Action should not be allowed in medical schools because there is an alternative course of action which creates more units of happiness. Since this form of action produces more happiness, it suffers a less evil tendency than Affirmative Action which has the potential to cause more unhappiness.
Due to this we all strive to have the highest degrees, or best qualification even do other stuff to get what you want. Competition is good in a way and bad in another, because society doesn 't set your mind to settle for less, but have you ever thought when is it enough. In conclusion, I think that race, gender, and class can partially determine a person, however, does not determine one 's personal life or social location. The book Class Race Gender Crime (2015) states, “A person may be white, but multi billionaires are different from those considered white trash.” In other words, race alone cannot define one’s social location because their are other factors that differentiate the two individuals and this is why other factors should be included in order to define one’s social
Doyle(2001) hypothesized that White Americans are more willing to guess when identifying someone Black than someone of their own race. There are however two potential problems with this hypothesis: one, liberal responses can occur for reasons other than the change in the race the suspect and two, this same effect is seen when a Black person identifies a White person as opposed to someone of their race. Goldstein and Chance (1979) challenges the commonly held assumption that physiognomic variation between races is what makes cross-racial identification difficult by suggesting that there are no physiognomic variation between races. Sporer (2001a) stated that when a person encounters the face of a person from a different race, they categorize the face based on in-group and out-group membership. The categorization step does not happen when identifying someone of the same race.