Exposing students to the real Whitewashing of American history impacts the lives of minorities and Native Americans. “Samantha Manchac is concerned about the new materials.” (lsensee 2015). History books aren’t showing the reality of things to students. History books want to hide what white people did to Africans, Native Americans and other ethnicities. “It’s an attempt to whitewash history.” (Isensee 2015).
Good morning, today I am in the company of two of the USA’s most prominent voices against racial discrimination and segregation, Martin Luther King and Malcolm Little, known to many of you as Malcolm X. My first question: what gave you the willpower to fight against something so openly as opposed to many who simply accepted it. MLK: Since I was a child, I’ve experienced segregation and it just never seemed right that people are discriminated against due to the colour of their skin. Action needs to be taken so that everyone is truly equal and as I said in my speech, hopefully one day in the future those of different ethnicities will be able to live together without the problem of segregation. M.X: Being both a Muslim and an African American my youth was rough but I came out of them stronger and I believe that to achieve something concrete we have to be prepared to do anything for our case.
It really taught me a lesson on just how much it can effect someone if you were to racially discriminate against another them and also that you are not only directing the person who you’ve discriminated against, but also a whole society who is with that one person and feels the effects just as much as they have. I’ve learnt that bullying and discrimination against people for who they are, for any reason, is completley absurd. The book sent eye-opening and thought-provoking messages including never to judge someone because of their colour. I would never want the feeling of demoralising another human being just because of their skin tone or their race and because they may be a “lower class”, which is what the African Americans were subjected as in the 60’s. It has made me realise that I never want to be on the end of something like that, nor prejudging other people based on their outside appearance rather than what they have on the inside which just might be a whole lot more special.
I do believe that this video has made me think more about racism and to be more aware of how racism affects everyone in the United States. The big question that is still being debated si weather racism is taught through the government and other higher powers. Or is it taught through our own individual ways and experiences. I believe everyone should be treated fairly and equally, as along as you haven’t commited a crime. Everyone has their own opinion and their own views, but it is how we sue those in the real world and don’t use to judge or segregate others just for their race and or views.
Some whites even look down to blacks and belittle them. “I think Jim Crow law should have never happened”, says Mitchell Drumright of my class. I agree with him. Just because Jim Crow is long gone,does not mean that laws of segregation don’t affect us today. Jim Crow’s laws still affect us in the forms of racism, systematic racism, and stereotyping.
The two sides were already at each other’s throats with civil idea differences, land ownership issues, and a passion for the same subject: slavery. This convoluted case only made the water boil more. Tension throughout America tightened as yet another civil rights case went in favor of the white man. As previously stated, racism has been a part of America’s history since our ancestors settled here years ago. African Americans used as slaves and not recognized as real people was a daily behavior.
Racism in America still perseveres after the Civil Rights movement, shown by the unremitting discrimination of black men and women. A myriad number of accounts about racism and oppression plague America’s archive.
A deep wound could never be easily healed as many colored refer racism too. Racism is a terrible action that many Americans eventually ended up doing in order to make their slaves do everything which involves their work. Now in modern day slaves really doesn't exist anymore but a new type of racism has started to build up by the people that thought racism was good in the first place.I believe the issue of injustice in the form of racism does still exists in modern day. This issue does still exist of unequal jobs, justice for colored people and homeownership. Although some people might say racism doesn't exist anymore due to less or abolished segregation within the schools.
Laws were created against racism and yet opinions and stereotypes still remain. Even today people still treat others differently because of their differences that they cannot control. I agree that not all people might display a racist attitude. However numerous people still commit racist actions or make racist comments that can upset others around them, without even knowing it. Racism still exists to this day because of the lack of awareness, stereotyping, and because of the history behind it.
While prejudice and racism are not the same thing they do go hand in hand. Prejudice is a negative preconceived opinion towards another person or group without actual knowledge of their beliefs, thoughts, and the feelings behind their words and actions. A person of any racial group can be prejudiced towards a person of any other racial group. However, there is no power dynamic involved, and that is where people tend to confuse the two. People tend to focus on the idea of racism rather than the actual definition.