In The Hate U Give, “THUG LIFE” is a relevant theme in the book because it represents a history of racial relations in the U.S., is related to current racial issues that still affect ethnic minorities and the effects of racial injustice towards communities of color decades later. To explain as to why “THUG LIFE” is a relevant theme in The Hate U Give is because it is a representation of a history of racial relations in the United States. This is very applicable towards race relations between Black people and White people. But often at times, Hispanics, Asians, Middle Eastern/Arab people and even Native Americans have been left out of the conversation of racial politics and the debate around it. ”They act like I’m the official representative of the black race and they owe me an explanation...If I sit out a protest, I’m making a statement, but if they sit out a protest, they look racist.” This quote that has been stated alludes to a few concepts.
Although slavery and segregation have been abolished and deemed illegal, racism is still a major issue in today’s society. In Claudia Rankines, Citizen: An American Lyric, she explores racism in a unique way. She takes situations that happen on a daily basis, real life tragedies and acts in the media to analyze and bring awareness to the subtle and not so subtle forms of racism. While reading Citizen, people may interpret Rankine’s use of different pronouns as a way to detach herself from the situations so she wouldn’t come across as biased or one sided. However, through repeated use of different pronouns in Citizen, Rankine pulls the focus of the readers making them feel like they can identify with the different situations.
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
People now should accept and educated themselves about the idea that everyone on this planet is equal to them. Legal actions should be taken on people who are racist towards racial group other than theirs to learn their lesson and never repeat this. It would take more than giving equality and being respectful to racism victims to bring them back from the psychological effects caused by racism and discrimination. Racism could be reduced but will never be eliminated because people will never truly accept the idea that they are all equal, some people will always view themselves to be better than
Racism Issue By: Mary Ong My issue is about racism and how it affects people. I have chosen racism for my issue because I always hear about people bullying others because of their different color or race, and I want that to STOP! Racism is important to me because people get hurt because of racism and in America some police get forced to kill those who are a different color, and there’s no reason why they would do that. I have researched about my three questions I asked about racism! I put all my information that I have researched about down below!
Then it begins to explain to people that there are racial divisions in society. It describes how the main character in “Ceremony”, Tayo, along with other Native Americans were being mistreated. But “Ceremony” is about healing and learning to forgive. The racial divisions in Tayo’s society are extremely serious, and Silko does not let white people go for the ways they historically mistreated Native Americans. This shows the point of view (or attitude) that Silko has for white people.
Racism is a good example of this. One side believes that their own race is better than another person’s or sees other races as inferior. Another side believes that all races should be treated equal because skin tone should not determine how people treat one another. Some do not even acknowledge that racism is a problem at all. All these conflicting views make it hard to come to a solution on how to fix the problem.
I do believe that this video has made me think more about racism and to be more aware of how racism affects everyone in the United States. The big question that is still being debated si weather racism is taught through the government and other higher powers. Or is it taught through our own individual ways and experiences. I believe everyone should be treated fairly and equally, as along as you haven’t commited a crime. Everyone has their own opinion and their own views, but it is how we sue those in the real world and don’t use to judge or segregate others just for their race and or views.
The negatives of racism are reflected on both the individual and the community. The individual is the brick of society, if the individual is correct the whole society is correct, and vice versa. One of the racial disadvantages to the individual; Racism generates hatred between the racist person and the person to whom the racist behavior is practiced, a person who is exposed to racism is rejected in all meetings, Make the individual who is exposed to racism a lonely and outcast living away from others and Racism works to narrow the thought of those who practice it for their own attention away from the feeling of others. The negatives of racism on society: Racism makes society a disjointed disintegration, Racism generates conflicts among members of society, Racism creates an atmosphere of hatred and hatred among its people,Racism creates an atmosphere of fear, repression and instability finally; Racism may ignite war in society, fanning each sect with its own
Race is an issue. Our culture tries to pretend that it’s not, but our minds can’t help but compare the people with the stereotypes. It’s easy to identify yourself based on your race, but it’s even easier to pre-judge others. Our race has nothing to do with potential, with success or with what a person is capable of. What can we do to fix this injustice is to raise awareness and give people knowledge that we shouldn 't judge people based on their race.
He writes this because of the harsh treatment that African Americans received based on their skin tone being different. Martin wanted change to happen but without violence having to occur. Martin Luther King just wanted equality for all men and women and in this letter he shows his feelings towards the unequal and unjust things that were happening at the time. The
Retrieved from http://www.yale.edu/ypq/articles/oct99/oct99b.html ======================== This article discusses some of the social and historical underpinnings of racism in the United States. But the author also gives special consideration to the role of conventional news media in not only understanding these racial underpinnings, but in facilitating an effective, public dialogue about them. As it stands, news media has not been used this way, as Balkaran contends. Instead, news media has done a great deal more to reify harmful stereotypes about African Americans,
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.
It may seem harsh to assume that but it has been deeply ingrained into our society that we don’t even see it anymore. In Wildman & Davis’ article about privilege, they speak about what is privilege and who has privilege. They also speak about the way privilege is maintained. In Nada El Sawy’s article, she talks about due to her race/ religion she is categorized in a certain group. Nada lacks the privilege of being a white Christian American.
The second term is racism, which is, “the systematic oppression and exploitation of human beings based on their belonging to a particular racial group or people. ‘Systematic’ indicates that we must look at the status of the group and not at those few individuals who may have climbed a ‘latter of success’ in the white society” (Andrzejewski, 1996, p.56). Racism is a very common word that gets thrown around a lot today. Even though that it is very common, I feel that racism is very hard to understand. One of the handouts that we got in class, seemed to help with understanding racism, it was an equation; race prejudice plus the power of systems and institutions equals racism.