In this “post-racial” America the concept of color-blindness has been used to ignore the historical context of inequalities in our country. In doing so it is portrayed that all people of this country are equal and begin with a roughly equal chance of gaining success. In this context policies, such as Affirmative Action can be classified as racist as they seemingly attempt to give one race an advantage over another. The problem with this is that in our country the starting line is nowhere close to even.
I truly enjoyed reading Jessica Drew de Paz’s story. I’ve heard and read many inspiring stories on individuals who come from minority backgrounds, but never stories on white Americans. It was definitely different and refreshing to hear Jessica’s story. Jessica described white privilege as being oblivious to the effects of a person’s racial background. It wasn’t until Jessica was in graduate school that she began to recognize white privilege.
In the essay, “A Genealogy of Modern Racism”, the author Dr. Cornel West discusses racism in depth, while conveying why whites feel this sense of superiority. We learn through his discussion that whites have been forced to treat black harshly due to the knowledge that was given to them about the aesthetics of beauty and civility. This knowledge that was bestowed on the whites in the modern West, taught them that they were superior to all races tat did not emulate the norms of whites. According to Dr. West the very idea that blacks were even human beings is a concept that was a “relatively new discovery of the modern West”, and that equality of beauty, culture, and intellect in blacks remains problematic and controversial in intellectual circles
Even if she did not mean what she said, she still could have apologized. Minorities go through more than people think. Racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of health care that non-minorities. Even when the patient’s insurance status and income are controlled. Understanding microaggressions are difficult to do and they are just as difficult to detect, however standing up and taking a stand can lead to a more inclusive
For example, the twins came under fire for stipulating that money they donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina should go to whites only (“Young Singers,” n.d.). They viewed the world through a “White” way and their ideas were culturally patterns that were uniquely white. Another example was when they were asked what was the "most important social issue facing the white race right now" they replied, "Not having enough white babies born to replace us and generally not having good quality white people being born" (Elsworth, 2005). They identified themselves by their racial identity. They based it on their physical appearance and characteristics-blonde and blue-eyed.
As white people do you ever ask yourself if your race does not play a part in our perception? I get it that being black gives people an intimate knowledge of the affects that reparations would give to them and the role it would play in their lives, but do any white people ever ask if a myopia (if you don 't know what that means is a condition of seeing things clearly up close but relatively blind to the far things) and a certain amount of privilege changes your point of view? Reparations aren 't about "white people" paying blacks for stuff their ancestors did. They 're about the United States of America compensating for depriving a piece of its population of human rights for generations, through slavery, forced segregation and Jim Crow.
James Forman Jr. composed an article called Arrested Development which questions the conservative stance on racial profiling. Conservatives general principles assert the less emphasis on race and that with “equal right, come equal responsibilities.(25)” He targets this piece towards conservatives who oppose racial profiling to indicate that conservatives should be against racial profiling because it profoundly violates core conservative values. The conservative ethos about work and responsibility demanded that American citizens take charge for their own lives and not become dependent on the government.
Her argument was mainly about how white people uses black culture for their own purposes and she was arguing that only white people do this and she saying that black culture is only deem worthy if the privilege takes it for themselves. To me this whole argument is mainly what black people see as racist because of the use of their black culture are influenced towards white people that Azealia Banks feels that her culture is being taken over and being owned by white people. I see culture approbation as pluralism which is mutual respects for another culture, which I see that white people are respecting black culture by representing them and vice
She has been caught between two fires: racial dehumanization in the form of “slavery” and “lynching” on the one hand, and the call for “being good” and exerting effort for the betterment of oneself on the other. Self-development and betterment of oneself date back to Booker T. Washington who called for peaceful co-existence with white people instead of protesting against racism. He called colored people to work hard and realize achievements in order to prove to white people that they deserve equal treatment. Finney does not agree on some values and beliefs of the past as she criticizes Washington’s viewpoint by portraying a hard-done-by protagonist who has “heard / 7,844 Sunday sermons on how God made every / woman in his image (Finney, Head off & Split 9: 60-62). Parks has also “hemmed 8,230 skirts “for white women and hemmed out “18,809 pants legs” for white boys.
We can talk of prominent sociologists Max Weber and Franz Boas, who attributed on the refutation of the biological concept of race, dedicated to remove the ambiguous racial aspect from fundamental social, political, or economic determination. Years ago, white viewed “any racial intermixture makes one ‘non-white’” because they put white in a category of “pure,” which meant “white as “havin’ a little Negra blood in ya’-just one little teeny drop and a person’s all Negra.” Here came with a principle of social concept: hypo-descent. Thus, “black” turned out to be a word with different meanings in society, and faced the racial difficulties with stereotypes. "Micro-level" of racism mention in the writing, in which was drawn with social concepts by Omi and Winant.
Iman Albarakat, April 16th 2017, Memo #6: Difference & Inequality in Everyday Life We are taught that no two people are alike. But why is it that we are socialized to see a certain race or gender as the superior one? In society we see each other as white or other. We have been socialized to see white as the superior race, that if you aren’t white, you are lacking and should strive to achieve “whiteness”.
She does a good job by saying that some people are born with privilege and some are given the privilege but overall that we don 't deserve that privilege because it ends up putting others at a disadvantage. McKintosh makes it very clear to us that white privilege is more of a dominance to another race than a privilege. She ends up saying that white privilege is very much misleading because it puts people of color at a disadvantage. The whole purpose of the article that McKintosh wrote was to open the minds of the white society and make them realize that they were at a advantage over colored people and that there are many examples of the dominance of white people over colored. Even though it is said that we are a free country, things have still not gotten to the point where everyone is free and equal.
After re-answering the questions in the Moral Problems Self quiz I noticed a few of my answers have changed. Let me tell you about the ones that changed. One that changed a lot was if African Americans are still discriminated against in employment, my first answer was disagreeing. My second answer was strongly agreed. I thought this was left back years ago, but after reading about race and economic inequalities I have seen how there are still important differences between the economic status of whites and Hispanics, native Americans and African Americans.
There is a profound gap of wealth between median black and white families, In Race, Wealth, and Intergenerational Poverty, Darrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics and Policy, and William Darity, Professor of Public Policy, discuss the causes of this gap, and measures that can be taken to resolve the disparity. Hamilton and Darity assert the claim that we live today in a post-racial America is false, largely due to the fact that the disproportionate wealth gap between median white and black families exists. They present statistics from a 2002 survey, demonstrating the gap of net worth between white and black families to support this. Hamilton and Darity, using this evidence, dismisses the assertation that race is no longer a determining factor in one’s life chances, which many claim is so gesturing to the election of President Barack Obama, but the evidence of the wealth gap supports the contrary. As to why this gap still exist, Hamilton and Darity dismiss the two most proposed reasons.
When filling out surveys or job applications, all Asians must check off the “Asian American” box regardless of national origin or place of birth, forcing a single classification on an extremely diverse group. This aggregated approach to understanding Asian American is not new, it has been present since the us versus them Occident-Orient approach that powered racism against early Asian immigrants. With the increasing presence of second and third generation Asian Americans, it is time to redefine what it means to be Asian American and to discover a new manner of framing the Asian American experience as unified yet diverse. The best approach to emphasize diversity is through stressing the national, socio-economic and gender differences within the Asian American