What 's racism? Racism is the belief that an exact race is superior or inferior to another, that an individual 's social and moral traits are predetermined by way of his or her inborn traits or in different words the belief that each one individuals of each race possess characteristics, skills, or qualities specified to that race, in particular in order to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Racism has many types such as racism towards other religions and other ethnicities but essentially the most noted style of racism is the racism against colored people. And there are three most important factors to why racism towards colored folks occurs and they are ignorance, fear of loss and displacement and finally the people’s desire to feel superior. Starting off with the first cause which is ignorance, what continues racism is ignorance in the world.
In the documentary, 13th, Michelle Alexander brings up a profound realization about how racism has adapted since slavery. Alexander protests that, “So, many aspects of the old Jim Crow laws are suddenly legal again once you are branded a felon. And so it seems that in America we haven’t so much ended racial caste, but simply redesigned it.” Basically what Alexander is saying is that even though people of color have the same rights by law, people of color are not treated as equals. Racism is defined as “primarily a belief or attitude and that anyone who unfairly judges another based on race is racist.” I would argue most Americans believe racism is an issue of the past however, racism is as prevalent in society as ever. Racism and legislation are tools used exclusively by whites to oppress people of color, and to keep whites in power.
This book is called Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States, and it was written by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. It focuses on the new type of racism that has risen in the United States, colorblind racism. The author explains how minorities (Blacks, Latinos, etc) have been suffering the consequences of this new racism, it goes from how did it started, the consequences of it, interviews, story telling, surveys as proof, how can we eradicated, and other things related to the topic. In this book review I will give a summary of each chapter and I will conclude it by giving my opinion on the arguments made by the author. Color blind racism suggest that minorities (Latinos were used as an
Basically racial discrimination is significant social issue in the United States, which framed by long haul social development. It is truly distinctive to tackle by executing of a couple of strategies. An arrangement of approaches on law, livelihood, instruction and wellbeing ought to be elevated to give a more attractive circumstance and environment for various races. Different ways which demonstrates that issue of racism is a humanistic concern is that racism is the point at which you make another person feel excluded from their group or society. This exclusion is generally made when minorities are spoken to as outside and subsequently diverse.
(Jackson, 1987). It is the cycle of poverty based on race. When an ethnic group, or a specific race does not have job opportunities as much as dominant group does, they make less money, so that they can only afford cheap residences in isolated neighborhoods, they are excluded and as a result they cannot easily get jobs since they have been excluded. Even housing demand of ethnic groups is supplied by a governmental agencies, it fails to look for locations near jobs and important infrastructure, like working schools, decent public transportation, and other services. (GIA, 2009) Another relevant example relating to institutional racism is that, in nearly all West European countries, Labor market legislation discriminates against foreigners.
With social classes removed the resources would be more equally divided, thus eliminated the competition among social groups. The documentary stated that in order to reduce hate crimes related to racism, society must admit that there is a problem, in order to fix the problem. To often it seems that no one wants to speak of the racist acts occurring in America, so they continue to occur. If the issue is addressed, then it will allow others to recognize it and begin to solve the problem. Racism wont be solved over night it’s a social problem that will continue to take time to fix, we just have to be consistent with addressing the problem, only then will it allow victims of racism to heal.
Racism is very much a current issue in our contemporary world. The film, Dear White People, presented a powerful and thought-provoking view on the issue of racism, its effects on society and society’s reaction to it. Racism is a systematic problem that exists in many forms as people perceive and understand racism differently. The issue of white privilege, institutional racism, intersectionality, identity and sexism are interconnected with the issue of racism. Accordingly, I will argue that racism remains to be an issue that exists in our contemporary world.
You already know that racism is treating somebody as if they are less than equal. So why would someone want to do that? Simple, because they believe that people are not all truly equal. They believe to the bottom of their hearts that they or their race are better than others. They are stuck up people.
The word Racism is an ugly word and immediatlely we think of someone who hates people based on skin color. While Racism has been around for years; there isn’t one place on earth that doesn’t contain racism. Over the years, however racism has changed. Because it is not politically correct to be openly racist, racism is often hidden and displayed in different ways. One way this happens is why racial profiling.
I believe that racism can be stopped in three ways. First educate yourself about racism as much as possible and learn about the consequences of it, next, we need to see people as equals and as human beings, and lastly, we cannot give up or fail to speak up if you see racism in action. These simple steps can be