Impact Of Racism In The 21st Century

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The Economic Impact of Racism on African-Americans in the 21st Century Introduction What is the economic impact of racism on African Americans in the 21st Century? What impact does racism have over the economic growth and progress for African Americans and their communities? Has racism changed? Have we’ve gotten better? What are the dynamics of racism in the 21st Century? What systems holds it in place? Does racism still exist? And what impact does racism have on African Americans today in hopes for a better economic future as a people? Are we “All” equal, or are we just different? And how do our difference determine our progress? In order to answer these questions, this research paper will be to find historical and statistical evidence…show more content…
And in conclusion, it will interpret and evaluate statistical data from scholarly sources, by discussing the validity, reliability, of any biases; by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of these sources; and pointing out limitations based on current research, in order to propose solution to this problem, by considering future research and to hear the voices that are mostly…show more content…
However, the use of systematic discriminatory practices throughout the institutions is equivalent of racism. The New Racism, in contrast to redemption, points to the notion that the White community is not to be blamed for inequality and does not seek redemption from the wrongs of racial injustice; it denies racial injustice as something of the past and therefore nonexistent. Where there is no acknowledgment, there can be no guilt or responsibility. In the book, Multicultural Psychology: Understanding our diverse communities, Mio, Barker, and Turnambing discuss “white privilege”. White privilege is defined as “unearned advantages associated with being White in America” (192). Anti-racism activist, feminist, and scholar Peggy McIntosh discusses her experience with white privilege in “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” an article meant to bring attention to the topic of what white privilege, explains that as a white person, she was taught that racism puts certain people at a disadvantage in life that racism was never really explained in terms that suggest people of her race are given an advantage. She indicates that whites are carefully taught not to recognize their privilege, but compares it to a “package of unearned assets” that can be used on a day to day basis (McIntosh, 1989). In the article, she states specific accounts that she experiences daily that she knows her African-American
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