I believe that paragraphs 9 and 12 from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” are the strongest paragraphs in this letter of his. These paragraph is so profound and truly explain why segregation is unjust in two short paragraphs. They don’t go into a lot of detail on why segregation is unjust, because they don’t need to. They’re argument is strong enough with how short they are. Since these paragraphs give an easy to understand and short reasoning as to why segregation is unjust, explains what makes a law just or unjust, and show that just laws can be unjust when applied to situations such as segregation, I believe they are the strongest paragraphs in this letter.
The owners forced them to live in isolated communities near workshops and forced them to buy goods with high interests. The cities were poorly constructed and crowded with people and residents. The work was also dangerous with not much supervising by the government.Workers, on the other hand, had little or even no bargaining power to leave the unsafe conditions. Nowadays, When Americans only pay attention when extreme work strike, levels of abuse are the norm hidden in the factories around the globe. Although the condition seems much improved, consumers don’t know the true fact- “Today, American citizens simply cannot know the working conditions of the factories that make the products they buy.
Today, racism still remains an important tool in the continuation of European supremacy as they use it to establish their own culture as the ideal to which all of the other inferior cultures should compare themselves and aspire to be. The justification of racism has taken many forms and today rests on the incompatibility of culture within the global community and the self-determination of the white, European society as the best (Blaut, 1992, p.290). Islamophobia is one example of this issue with cultural incompatibility. The use of Islamophobia is prevalent in today’s geopolitical sphere and deems the culture of the “Muslim Other” as being the enemy to peace and freedom (Semati, 2010, p.257)(Opratko, 2017, p.68). The racial category of “brown” has been manipulated to make easier the identification of the “Other” so as to set up clear barriers between the “us” and the “them” (Semati, 2010, p.267).
The study of racism has a profound potential to become an ambiguous sociological endeavor. Incidentally, accounting for the multitude of factors which encompass this subject appear to make it the very heart of the matter and consequently the most time consuming. Although, it is my belief that all three of the main sociological theories (Functionalism, Conflict Theory and Symbolic Interactionism) should be integrated in order to achieve a legitimate and quantifiable outcome, for obvious reasons the “Conflict Theory” logically renders the best possible method to obtain a valid micro analysis of specific agents in this case. The oxford dictionary defines racism as being: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior; a belief that all members of each race possesses characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. (Oxford Dictionary)
This practice, called redlining, essentially forced African-Americas into poor urban centres also known as the «gettho». This segregated America to this day and made it impossible to invest in the future of African-American neighbourhoods. Property taxes fund schools, which means that families who live in nice neighbourhoods - ones they could afford because of government backed home loans - get a better education. Better education means more opportunities, more resources and better jobs. The lack of educational opportunities meant that many African-Americans were relegated to low-wage manual work widening the wealth disparity that already existed.
In the 1960s, Mexican-Americans were classed in the extremely poor minority group. These ethnic groups were receiving incomes below the poverty line as they worked in undesirable jobs that were low-paying. This also displays race and class discrimination as the established whites and blacks would not work those particular jobs. There were major federal programs designed to help poor minority groups, including, Native Americans, Hispanics and Blacks. (Choldin
He uses the word "nigger. "(this town needs better racist ) He fits our idea of what an actual racist must look like: snarling, villainous, immoral, ignorant, gauche. The actual racism that Sterling long practiced, that this society has long practiced (and is still practicing) must attract significantly less note. That is because to see racism in all its elegance is to implicate not just its active practitioners, but to implicate ourselves.” back to being in 2015 is there a reason for someone needing to practice? There is nothing different about a person being white and a person being black.
Is squatting really helping the homeless people, or is it just a group of "freebooters" who aim at caosin the public? These types of questions are the major concerns in understanding this trend taken place in Europe. In my opinion if there are a lot of non-used houses on the one hand, and also a lot homeless people, it is really sensible to match these two groups. As cited in the article of Dee, Tony Mahony (one of the member of the London Squatters Campaign.) states that the aim of the homeless people is just to obtain their right to decent roof over their heads and ther is no central ideology in this movement.
In addition, blacks were not able to get loans or even mortgages for houses in black neighborhoods because the bank prohibited it. Black’s where being prevented from prospering with no education, no jobs, and not being able to get loans from banks causing the poverty rate to increase. “35% black families had incomes below the poverty threshold in 1959.” (Ghelfi, 1) Overall, the theme of poverty resorts back to the theme of race. If it wasn’t for racism back in the 1950’s black people would have been able to be had, more job opportunities, and their poverty rate would have been lower.
But in order for anyone to fight modern day institutional racism, you have to tell me what company is being racist, tell me why, and we can fight that together. Unfortunately for those who believe there is still racism in America, they can’t name a business and why. Running around and yelling “there’s racism in America” doesn’t solve the issue,