However, LGBT discrimination (e.g., employment discrimination) is still an ongoing social issue. Various literatures exist to support the argument that sexual minorities are disadvantaged and subject to employment discrimination. This arises from the negative stereotypes and heterosexual dominance, which is linked to poor psychological well-being. According to Mize (2016), the vulnerable group experiences different forms of workplace discrimination such as, job rejection and termination. Other studies have reiterated this finding and expanded the list to include: verbal harassments (e.g., threats, negative comments, and inappropriate jokes), physical harassments, sexual harassments, denial of promotions, and untrue performance appraisals.
Another issue within this community would be the harassment they receive on the job site which causes some to leave their job. “Seven percent to 41 percent of gay and transgender workers were verbally or physically abused or had their workplace vandalized.”(Burns et al, 2011) With these high numbers, it would leave most to believe that in many cases not enough is being done to make these sort of harassment doings unacceptable in the workplaces. Gay and transgender individuals make up a large part of the American work force, and make
America in the 1950s was a time of considerable conflict. Racial issues like discrimination was a fight African Americans had been fighting against for a long time. There were inequality and injustice among the people just because they were born with a different coloured skin. The American Dream, which promises democracy and equality for everyone, does not seem to include everyone per se, to segregate instead of integrate. However, it seems with the American popular culture, such as baseball and music, the possibility of integration sounds more achievable.
As previously mentioned, many inner-city youths feel a lack of hope due to the stigma of race and lack of high paying jobs causing violence to break out amongst them. This causes a confirmation of the negative feelings many on the outside feel towards those in the urban communities. Furthering the “oppositional culture” of between the affluent and the poor. Anderson believes that unless this cycle is broken, violence will only escalate (Anderson
Many Asian-American teenagers feel unable to connect with others to express their worries because they don’t have friends that relate to their predicaments or they feel as though they need to conform to the stereotype and grit their teeth and plough through without any complaints, their need to be perfect causes stress. Many Asian-Americans do not socialize with other Asian-Americans even though they feel alienated because they assume others are under extreme pressure to perform and may cause them to feel stressed and pressured too. This general grouping of Asians has led to racial discrimination and bullying amongst teenagers, some may be called hateful names and are often picked on because of their race. Many teenagers find difficulty in communicating with their parents, some due to no communication or miscommunication (Paterno 1995). CNN news did a piece on suicide amongst Asian-American women and the highest suicide rate of Asian-American women are within 15 – 24 year-olds, even children have thought of suicide before.
Some of the participants dealt with gender identity struggles. At the time Paris is Burning was filmed, the concept of gender identity was seemingly foreign to society. The common belief was that person’s biological sex determined their identity of male or female. Many subjects in the film were biologically labeled as a sex that they could not identify with, leading to a struggle of self-acceptance in a critical society. Aside from stigmas in society, transgenders often faced negative reactions from their families.
Dr. King’s speech is related to my future and the future of others like me because even now we are not provided the opportunities we deserve. In conclusion, Dr. King’s speech is still relevant because even now the racial inequality between blacks and whites is quite large. Things like police brutality are still big issues even in modern society and people are still dying because of it. Like in the case of Eric Garner it was something that never should have come to pass. His speech is even relevant specifically to my life and my future career because of the inequalities in the work force.
These neighborhoods harbored poverty, violence, gang activity, and unemployment. Most of this tension was racially provoked and minorities were seen as either dangerous or to be up to no good. Even if this was not the case, the color of their skin led to these beliefs. Police brutality came as a response to the visual images of black individuals, and created hostility in these neighborhoods. With this song, and multiple other, N.W.A chooses to protest these conditions and uses their music to explain to their fans how they will fight against this
Many African Americans struggled to see the effects of these laws. Things like race riots, being blocked from voting, and lynching’s, led to an abundance of frustrations from African American’s. These growing frustrations eventually led to a famous movement known as the civil rights movement. It is difficult to say when the Civil Rights Movement
Dr. Dyson presents the problem of misogyny and the exploitation of minority groups in rap music in a way that still makes the artist accountable, while reminding us that these exploitations have always been in western society. Dr. Dyson is saying that rap music is not all equal and can push unhealthy ideas about the relationship between men and women. Yet there is still a culture value within the music that many people within the the African American community can connect with, even if that connection is a sad reflection on the current status of affairs. For example, many rap songs glorify prison, which is a sad example of the disproportional effect that prison has within the black community. Some black men grow up thinking that is where they belong because so many in their family’s have ended there for crimes that are common among everyone but are most punishable on blacks.
The increasing numbers of Latino youth who obtain college degrees are become active in politics, with the biggest trend of Latino population is youth and growth we can only hope for even more support in politics. “For the first time ever, Latinos accounted for one in ten votes cast nationwide in the presidential election, and Obama recorded the highest ever vote total for any presidential candidate among Latinos, at 75%” (Barreto and Segura 145). The Latino vote is becoming a crucial element to politics because of their size in population. . “While turnout declined nationally from 2008 to 2012 (by 2%), among Latinos there was a 28% increase in votes cast in 2012 (from 9.7 million to 12.5 million) and Obama further increased his vote share among Latinos in 2012 compared to 2008” (Barreto and Segura 145).
What is Identities Under Siege: Lori A. Saffin describe it as Violence Against Transpersons of Color, which, result in victims being murdered and being imprisoned, which is mostly, trans women of color that have the greatest chance of coming in contact with systems of oppression (162). Some communities are racist and homophobic and often do not want trans women of color in their communities, which is a concern because their gender nonconformity keep them from getting gainful employment or education and make them a target for violence. There is also a risk of transpersons of Color coming in contact with different sexual diseases, rape, robbery and physical threats, because of the economic or the communities that they had to live in. In the black communities they are not looking at it as prejudices but as a survival skill for the black race (167). The LGBT and the African American have strong similaries with the long struggle for equality.
All over the world, Transgender and others under the LGBTQ umbrella for gender identity encounter a large amount of controversy. I agree with this statement because of the inequality between transgendered individuals and cisgendered individuals. Bullying is a huge problem when it comes to Gender Identity; schools, workplaces and even public areas aren’t safe for queer people anymore due to the distaste that some people feel towards these individuals. In some states, schools and workplaces are banning bathrooms for these individuals and are forcing them to use the appropriate bathroom, or the bathroom of their birth gender. The military used to be a sanctuary for transgendered individuals because gender doesn’t necessarily matter in the military
Over the past several decades, the racial and ethnic creation of the U.S. population has changed particularly. Minorities are expanding their vicinity in the United States and will keep on doing as such for years to come. The Latino population is driving these changes. While today one of each eight inhabitants of the United States is Latino, it is anticipated that Latinos could represent one of each five occupants. Immigration from Latin America and the attendant growth of the nation 's Hispanic or Latino population are two of the most important and controversial developments in the recent history of the United States.
Discrimination against LGBTQ people is important/needs to be addressed because so many people get treated unfairly because some people don’t support people being who they want to be and who they have a right to be. So many people get bullied, harassed, excluded because they’re transgender, bisexual, gay, lesbian, etc.- and it 's not right! On Hillary Clinton’s campaign website, she stated, “There are still too many places where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans are targeted for harassment and violence. There are still too many young people out there feeling hopeless and alone.” An article in the Washington post stated, “But previous Pew polling showed 53 percent of LGBT ers see themselves as facing "a lot" of discrimination.”