the criminal justice system is the biggest source of unequal treatment and injustice, where people get punished based on their race. African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people. In New York City, Latinos and Blacks get stopped at a higher rate than whites. Blacks are more likely to remain in prison awaiting trial than whites (Quigley). According to New York City Police Department, “NY police 80% stops were of blacks and Latinos, when whites were stopped, only 8%” (Quigley).
Furthermore, black children are more than seven times more likely to spend more than half of their childhood years in poverty. Secondly, the issues around 52% African American men are unemployed in New Orleans. The lack of job skilled and education opportunities is two issues contributed to the high Black male unemployment rate. In addition, the rehabilitation process for convicted felons is dreadfully weak. Finding a job with a felony status is extremely difficult.
Sold her strong sons”. This has two meanings, which is a macro and micro picture of the effects of the slave trade. First, on the macro side, Europeans took African women, most were raped, had to be field workers or worked in the house. Men were used to do field work and do hard labour such as plowing a field or chopping wood. Second on the micro side, families were torn apart by the slave trade in America.
An example of racism would be a man of Asian race saying that they don’t like cooperating with people of a Hispanic race. To know just how bad racism can be these days, talk about monthly wages. White men earn 34% more than black men. To makes things worse, black women earn 67% less than black men. I did the math and it shows that the average wage of black men and women are 56% LESS than the average wage of a white man.
This new law caused an increase from an estimated 300,000 to 2 million prison inmates over the course of the last two decades. (Michelle Alexander, 2010) According to Rebecca C. Hatey and Jennifer L. Eberhdt of Stanford University, California holds only 7% of African American population but 45% of California’s prison inmates are African American under the three strikes law. (Racial Disparities in Incarceration Increase Acceptance of Punitive Policies 2014) Michelle Alexander writes that the mass incarceration of the 1990’s created a new “racial caste system” and extreme funding for the criminal system. (Michelle Alexander, 2010:58) The three strikes law targeted the communities affluent with minority groups. At the turn of the 21st century the majority that entered the prison system were African Americans and Latinos.
Racism like other sociological concepts has existed throughout human’s history. It is defined as the conviction that a particular race is superior to the other according to their moral and social characteristics. This term is often negatively viewed, especially in terms of morals; therefore, if somebody appears to be a racist, he or she is described as unworthy or immoral. The believe that passage of civil rights legislation did away with racially discriminatory practices has made most white Americans and African Americans to lack recognition that racism exists. Wellman, (1993) emphasizes that race is a solemn category in America, how one is racially chosen greatly affects the experience of being an American.
Shigenobu highlights the usage of slavery by European and American imperialists to underline the belief of Whites that they are the superior race. Even after the abolishment of slavery we still see massive amounts of racially motivated hate crimes occurring throughout the United States and throughout Europe. This is indicative of the lasting effects of colonialism in the lives of all those involved in its practice. Racism and the idea of superior and inferior races permeates the lives of both the colonized and the
African-Americans aged 12 and up are the most victimized group in America. 41.7 over 1,000 of them are victims of violent crimes, compared with whites (36.3 over 1,000) and this total does not adds up with the number of murders until recent studies (Racism, 2013). The working industry is no stranger a very difficult and challenging aspect of life which everyone has to endure as part of our norm. However, due to the existence of racism in context of superiority and inferiority has definitely not making it any easier to the inferior by any means. Racism in a part of our life is subtly dehumanizing the people of the earth and divides the nation into parts that can tore down the core of humanization.
This is something many colleges have started considering due to the staggering statistics of college acceptance and attendance by race. In 2013, about 40 percent of whites between the ages of 25 and 29 had a bachelor’s degree or more, compared to about 20 percent of blacks, 15 percent of Hispanics and 58 percent of Asians. However, many overestimate the impact of URM and the other factors that give it a boost. Socioeconomic is just as, if not more important as URM. If an Underrepresented Minority were to come from a low-income household, and were working to support his/her family, he or she would have a higher chance of getting in than a overrepresented minority or even another URM coming from a higher socioeconomic background.
Since the existence of this country, society has been dealing with so many controversial political and social issues, racism and racial profiling are one of those social problems. Racism is an overpowering, disgusting, and popular act which has been destroying our country. A big issue in our society, is the still existing gap between all kinds of different races. We have known America as a multicultural country and a melting pot for all types of individuals. All the differences in an individual person have some sort of effect in a person’s life, those inequalities disturb opportunities at work, at home, where we live, in politics, etc.
According to Pew research poll, hispanics are the 2nd most discriminated ethnic group. Have you ever seen s hispanic and thought to yourself, have the ever been discriminated? Hispanics experience discrimination in several locations, for example, their place of work, dealing with the police, and in the stores. One of the most common places a hispanic gets discriminated is their place of work. A hispanic female earns roughly 54 cents for every dollar earned by a white.
The Africans were slaves for life and if they had children, their children were slaves also(slavery in America). The slaves were forced into terrible conditions in boats, forced to work, and beaten. Nevertheless, even though slavery ended in America, Africans were still treated dreadfully. Since they had been slaves, they were looked down upon by Caucasians(Slavery in America). They were restricted by many rules set by white people(Slavery In America).
Buka, Stichick, Birdthistle, & Felton, (2001) found youths from low-income neighborhoods witnessed significantly more severe violence (viz., murders and stabbings) than youths from middle- and upper-income neighborhoods. African American children are three times more likely to live in poverty than Caucasian children. American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian families are more likely than Caucasian and Asian families to live in poverty (Costello, Keeler, & Angold, 2001; National Center for Education Statistics, 2007). Unemployment rates for African Americans are typically double those of Caucasian Americans. African American men working full time earn 72 percent of the average earnings of comparable Caucasian men and 85 percent of the earnings of Caucasian women (Rodgers, 2008).
In one survey 75% of people tend to unfairly judge one another at least once a month or more. In the survey it said that 23.4% of people said that they misjudge people 2 or 3 times a month based on their appearance; 9.4% misjudge once a month; 17.4% two to three times per week; and 4.7% judge a person simply from their appearance everyday. Studies show that most of us had stereotypes about blacks, women, and other social groups by the age of 5. Why do we do that? Racial discrimination has always been one of the worst judgements of all time.