From the new TV show Agent Carter and the newest superhero movie Black Panther to the soon to be released movie Love, Simon, Hollywood has made great advancements in their diversity; bringing in all different races and beliefs into their movies letting every culture have their share of representation. Both in front and behind the camera Hollywood had struggled with the constant remarks journalist have made about the lack of diversity in films. Many people were angry for not having equal opportunities on TV. However, they have made great efforts to put forward equal amounts of movies with female and African-American leads as white male leads. But they did not stop with race and gender, they have also begun making movies starring gays and lesbians.
Yet, there were times when whites were discriminated against, too. Many high society individuals segregated against blacks, as well as individuals of their own race due to their social stratification or relationship. Mr. Dolphus Raymond was a white man who was an outcast, because of his relationship with a lady who was black. "Jem," I asked, "what's a mixed child?" "Half white, half colored.
Though “Explaining White Privilege” was a defense of Tim Wise’s original article, which was not included, he also managed to provide one example using disability people as evidence to support his argument. The main idea behind the article was that there is a certain advantage to being white that most minority groups do not have. Indeed, most people of color are suspected of having done something wrong and are stopped by police more often than white people (Wise 3-4). Tim Wise used several examples of discrimination based on color, to further illustrate his point about the advantages of whites over Latinos and African Americans. The author has made it very clear, there are less opportunities, for jobs, housing, and schooling for minorities than there is for whites (Wise2-4).
The people of Maycomb place stereotypes on him from stories and allow their imagination to make false accusations. Not only do they place stereotypes on Boo, they place stereotypes on those of different races, mainly blacks, and never question or think they are wrong. These exaggerated rumors affect many of the people, and are viewed as acceptable because of the specific structure of the town. The stereotypes exemplify the disrespect the people have for each other and illustrate the solution needed to avoid this problem. Classism is also embedded into the structure of the town and often affects the lower classes, such as poor whites, mixed races, and blacks.
There is no longer the manifestation of white superiority over other races in visible segregation in public places; thus, people are often unaware of the racism present in the 21st century. However, being unconscious of a problem does not make this problem disappear. As racial inequalities were changing through time, ways in which racism manifests itself nowadays are different. It used to be overt but now people have to deal with its covert version. Despite of the civil rights movement and years of initiatives to change disparaging views on racial minorities, including affirmative action, racism is still present in all spheres of life and has a negative impact on African Americans, especially their mental and physical health.
Many whites looked down on black men and women without getting to know them for who they really were. Stokely Carmichael urged the people to understand that everyone had importance in America not just white men. This convinced many people to have a change of thought. Some people realized that it wasn't fair but not all. Many fights broke out when whites didn’t change their minds.
White Privilege and Male Privilege are one in the same if you really look at it and compare the two. In the article that we were advise to assess it gives different opinions and thoughts. But I am going to give my thoughts and views being and African American Women in Southwest Louisiana. Where racism and sexism still exists more so racism than anything. I believe that all races have privileges not only the white race; unfortunately, the white race has strongly been criticized for their privilege, due to their race being the majority.
The government only gave citizenship to those who were born or those who’s ancestors were born in Sri Lanka (S4 Integrated Humanities, 2016). And because many of the Indian Tamils were brought over by the British during the colonial era to work, and not born in Sri Lanka, many Tamils became stateless. 350,000 of them were sent back to India, while the rest was awarded citizenship over a period of time ( S4 Integrated Humanities, 2016). This caused the Tamils to be unable to vote for a representative in parliament, and with lesser Tamil representatives, their concerns and needs were overlooked. This caused distrust between the Tamils and the government, which only grew in the following years.
Like many other problems, Racism has existed throughout the history of mankind. The definition of Racism is being discriminant and disrespectful towards a racial group with the belief that your own race is superior. Racism has changed the world and how people view each other. This belief that ones race is superior has lead to create violence, stereotypes, health problems and hatred in the world. White Americans’ support for segregation sprang from a widespread belief in black inferiority and that blacks’ disadvantaged status tended to reinforce this sentiment (Harris and Leiberman).
For example, in the 1960s and 1970s there have been lots of unfairness games playing against the blacks called the Black Power Movement. The Black Power Movement happened during the 1960s and the 1970s in the United States of America. The blacks were affected the most because of their race but both the blacks and the whites were involved in this event. This movement proved to the whites that blacks are as equal as them and should get the same freedom. The Black Power Movement of the 1960s-70s, goals centered around protecting African-Americans from the racist white society.