Additionally, African-Americans faced many hardships during this time, such as unclean bathrooms, unequal and separate water fountains, voting restrictions, and awful schooling compared to whites. Segregation was allowed in the United States of America as the 14th amendment abolished slavery, but left gaps on the topic of fair segregation on all levels.
Institutional impacts people of poverty more than wealth. Meaning that a person’s level of income has an impact on how discriminated they are. Sadly African Americans are often on the lower side of the income scale due to racism that remains in our economic and educational system they are not offered the same chances for improvement as their white counterparts
Over the course of the American history, black people were oppressed and treated unfairly. A few ways that society treated black people is by segregating them from white people, beating them up, and taking advantage of them. As a consequence, African Americans grew up in an environment were limited in their abilities, had hatred towards the white, and had a constant judgment from white people. These factors contributed towards the way society viewed African Americans, flawed, uneducated, and poor. Yet, a notable person who overcame these obstacles and made the most out of his experiences was Malcolm X.
During the Apartheid era, black people were oppressed by the white people and the system, leaving many black people to suffer under the system and live in very uncomfortable conditions. Opportunities and certain privileges were stripped away from a black individual, proving to make the space that they may occupy, very limited and constricted for the black society. Now, post-apartheid, although there are more opportunities and privileges being proved to the black community 23 years after democracy, racism and the undermining nature of the capabilities of the black body is still alive and a constant factor in the everyday livelihood of the black individual. Although democracy has grown over the years, many black people are still dealing and finding a way to live in uncomfortable conditions. Although democracy changed, the black community still live in a country where who they are is not accepted and acknowledged as much as they rightfully deserve to be.
The inequality is that minorities like African Americans are simply discriminated against. This documentary is pointing out social issues that has a lot of agitating moments for me. The film tackles police shootings, mandatory minimum sentences, The Birth of a Nation (film by Nate Parker), and lots other related topics. One example for me is, how can our country be the number one incarcerator in the world? The rich people get to go to rehabilitation but poor get to go to prison.
Another explanation of the violence that occurs in South Africa is blamed on the ANC government’s service delivery bad record, what Apartheid didn’t damage, the ANC did. South African xenophobia has also been explained by the level of social and economic inequality in the country. It has been noted that the greatest punishments of xenophobic violence have been carried out in borders of formal society, where foreign nationals compete with the poorest South Africans to make themselves a basic living. And then lastly, South Africa’s immigration policies are also blamed for exasperating the problem. There are millions of foreigners in South Africa, with majority being black foreigners and they have come to be seen as a serious threat to the impending economic health of the country.
African Americans have diverse roots and histories that create diversity within their culture. At the same time, African Americans share the experience of living in a society that is racist and has continued to marginalize them, even in the face of legal challenges to discrimination and oppression. Diversity within the African American culture exists because of variation in their roots. More recently, many African Americans have become economically successful and have been able to move to other areas with better housing and more opportunities. Unfortunately, a disproportionate number of African American families have not enjoyed the same success and are still mired in poverty in our inner cities.
Racism is a part of American history that can never be forgotten; a dark past that shows the constant mistreatment of African-Americans. Although African-Americans were freed from slavery in the 1860’s, discrimination continues to be seen today. Racism is defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one 's own race is superior. The white supremacy woven into mainstream American culture led to the continued widespread exclusion of African-Americans. In the sporting world, race is a widely discussed topic that frequently comes up.
However, Carby mentions that “Harlem intellectuals were criticized for two major acts of hypocrisy; their announced hatred of white people and deprecation of any contact with white society while imitating their clothes, manners, and ways of life, and the proclamation of the undiluted good of all things Negro which disguised a disdain, contempt, and amusement for the majority of black people” (Carby, 1978). In a sentence, the black communities are always influenced by the Anglo-Saxon cultural
What is a very apparent concept in the story is the inequality and prejudice that exist in the small town. In Maycomb, the wealth of an individual is a way that consistently divided the social status of the townspeople. For example, The Finchers and other middle class people have more prestige and social status over the lower class townspeople, such as the Cunninghams and the Ewells. The most common and discriminatory inequality in the town is that the race of an individual would unjustly determine their social status. For example, the blacks, despite having more amiable qualities than the Ewells, still remain at the bottom of the social hierarchy for the only reason being their race.
Within the African American community there is a culture of poverty due to the oppression they receive. At times, certain African American cultures are labeled as poor troublesome by the White culture. Once African Americans are labeled, they are often controlled by society. Thus, this is the reason why certain laws restrain from supporting the poor minorities because people buy into the stereotypes that describe African Americans. At times, African American groups are often segregated from the white groups.
In the book, When Work Disappears, William Julius Wilson focuses on how joblessness and poverty are caused within the urban area or society. Wilson concentrates not only on poverty or joblessness, but he also focuses on reasons why jobs are disappearing. Joblessness or urban joblessness would be considered one of the main focuses of this book. Wilson describes it as being one of many major problems that is often ignored. Wilson focuses on poverty within the city of Chicago, such as the inner-city ghettos.
The racism behind this link was thinly veiled with weak supporting points. Supposedly uncontrollable factors such as educational systems and the natural flow of economic progress were often cited for why a predominantly black community was experiencing various disparities. When not painted as a community of criminals, Detroit was described as a community deserving the pity and assistance of the residents belonging to surrounding