Modern Racism

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Racism stood as one of the world’s major issues for the past few decades. Yet many people are not aware of how much racism still exists in our schools, workforces, and basically anywhere social lives are occurring. Though the prolonged fight for equal human rights is continuing its progress, racism still lives. It just evolved from the earlier violent and aggressive forms of racism have into a more subtle form of prejudice, reducing the chances of showing, but there are definitely revealed signs of it. In fact, the ideology underlying racism can become manifest in many aspects of social life if being payed attention to. Thus leads to the following assessment on the most notable types of “modern racism” which includes the terms: aversive racism,…show more content…
The only difference is that instead of unconsciously showing off some negative views on a specific race, symbolic racism is characterized by outwardly acting unprejudiced while inwardly maintaining prejudiced attitudes. In other words, people who practice symbolic racism would have the ability of distinguishing racial discriminations and would usually tend to avoid phanic circumstances of showing their prejudice toward a certain race, yet they would display subtle prejudiced behaviors in cases not easily discovered. This type of unconspicuous racism has been shown some serious implications on decision making in employment, in legal decisions and in helping behavior. For instance, in 2015, an American-born Indian student named Vijay Chokal-Ingram faced the time of his life to apply for med school. As a mediocre student with average GPA, Vijay still wanted to go to an upscale medical school to pursue his dreams, but due to his middling grades, he was rejected by most of the schools that he applied for. Then he got this crazy idea of pretending to be an African-American as a prank just to see if there is another way around. Surprisingly, with his new “identity” as a Black, Vijay not only got acceptance to all the previous schools which rejected him as an Asian student,…show more content…
Reverse racism, often used in relation to what is seen as prejudice within a subjugated group. It describes discriminatory actions by members of a minority group against a dominant racial or other group representative of the majority in a particular society. The debatable subject is that those who campaign for the interests of ethnic minorities commonly reject this usage of term, and those representing the dominant majority use this as a rebut toward some of the actions from the minorities. As an example, the mainstream of hip-pop/rap music has always been dominated by the Blacks, therefore when comes to other races of hip-pop singers, they usually do not embrace the acceptance of those without the natural talent that they own. Yet from the perspective of the minorities, "racism" is defined not only in terms of individual prejudice, but also in terms of a power structure which protects the only the interests of the dominant culture and actively discriminates against the ethnic minorities. According to this perspective, they claim that while members of ethnic minorities may be prejudiced against members of the dominant culture, they lack the political and economic power to actively oppress them, and they are therefore incapable of "racism". The precise usage of this term is still in the process of defining, but this sure has become an objective existence in this
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