Everyone is a part of this systemic profiling. People of color is suffering and being influenced. The struggle of race, color, sex, language, religion, political, or even each social origin and segregation. People of color is discriminated from the rest and the human rights are unfair and also they are suffering from slavery. They do not have the respect and human dignity, so it is a disadvantage. It means the American Dream is not for the people of color. According to the article of Racial Profiling,“Racial profiling affects a wide array of communities of color. More than 240 years of slavery and 90 years of legalized racial segregation have led to systemic profiling of blacks in traffic and pedestrian stops.”(“Racial
For this assignment, I selected three articles; one each from Forbes and The Economist, and an article from the “Opposing Viewpoints in Context” section of Gale, written by Sisi Zhang. These pieces all speak to the same theme: racial wealth inequality is real and is exacerbated by poor education, increased incarceration, and public policy.
Privilege and oppression can be delivered in many forms. Privilege immensely depends on the social class or ethnic background of the person or person’s receiving it. Privileges that are given to someone of a higher class may not be as greatly appreciative as the privileges that are given to a person of a lower class. Today, privilege and oppression are dispersed in many forms and among many different races and social classes. However, privilege seems to favor the wealthy and those who are not of color. While social and economic privileges keep those of wealth up to par, privileges granted to the poor create harsh environments and an unjust way of living. Oppression has a lot to do when it comes to these types of circumstances and is often overlooked. Oppression in its simplest form can be as common as a job interview. Usually, jobs hire the
One would think that by now in 2016, the United States would be the land of equal opportunity, but sadly America is still trapped in time in the 1850s. The 1850s was the period of Reconstruction when African Americans were supposedly given their freedom. Although African Americans were given freedom, they still were not given the same equality as whites. They were treated differently than the whites. Laws in the southern states kept the African Americans from growing economically, socially and educationally. Keeping African Americans separate and not treating them equally lead to even more discrimination later. After reconstruction, African Americans were in as much danger as when they had been as slaves, sometimes even more. Reconstruction
As we reach the 21st century we would think that racial inequality has completely ended yet we continue to see much discrimination. Racial inequality continues to exist in the world and here in the United States it is a very controversial topic. Today, we watch the television and almost everyday we hear news about some type of crime or situation which regards race issues. In other words, racism is still a topic that we experience in a daily basis and continues to haunt this country. By analyzing some recent racial inequality news we can find out what continues to make this issue such a controversial topic. Two recent news regarding racial discrimination is the controversial Mr. Donald Trump and his comments regarding Mexicans and also a recent strike held at many Universities around the United States protesting about discrimination at their schools.
What was the intent of the Equal Rights Amendment? Why did it fail? How, if at all, would
America is a diverse melting pot of various ethnicities and heritages all blended together to create the American society. As beautiful as that is, America as a population is mired in fear of addressing issues such as white privilege which is the product of discrimination and racism. White privilege is viewed by those opposed to it that those who are privilege received unwarranted success as a result of status, luck and privilege rather than putting in hard work or using their brain to earn their success. The existence of discrimination from white privilege comes from the privilege attained by a certain as well as oppression and social prejudice facing certain other groups or races. Individuals who are privileged in one society seldomly are unaware of their privilege, not because of their own doing, but simply because it is very easy to be oblivious to the privilege when you have never seen its adverse effect from the other side.
The main goal of the U.S. law enforcement has been to make the world a safer place but in the process of making the world a safer and “better” place there have been quite some downfalls. One of those many downfalls would have to be the American prison system. In today’s society police enforcement has given so much focus on prosecuting street crime while failing to acknowledge white-collar crime and other major crimes that occur every day. As demonstrated in Trends in U.S. corrections, the U.S. has had the highest rates of incarceration as of 2011 adding up to more than seventy hundred thousand(The Sentencing Project 3). Race and class play an important role on who is punished for such crimes as well as who gets
Many people would answer yes to the controversial topic of do minorities get unfairly targeted by law enforcement. But not only are minorities targeted unfairly, they also get treated unfairly through the legal system.
As our society has grown in a multitude of ways, it has remained the same concerning the systematic treatment of minority groups, especially African American people. Michelle Alexander, the author of The New Jim Crow, writes about how America has encouraged and allowed the rebirth of a new caste system through implementation of mass incarceration (2011). The creation of this new system, only backed the critical race theory that argues white racism is constructed socially and historically in America (Simba 2015). She outlines that slavery and Jim Crow laws have been redesigned into the war on drugs which has allowed the police to target communities of color and therefore keep blacks in a position of inferiority. Many factors come into play
Whether by ignorance or by will, inequality is viewed differently based on personal experiences.” He points out that when we discuss race, depending on who you are having the conversation, you are not talking about the same topic or issues(Lebron). The writer also states that we believe our democracy to be a superior form of government mainly because we have evolved to respecting the rights of one another, for the most part. The argument to that theory is systemic racism and how it continues to affect wealth, jobs, education and public services for minorities(Lebron). Other people would argue that minorities cause their own problems and hinder their own progress. The conversation constantly leads to minorities murdering their own races; they were bad people who did bad things, just not at the time of the incident; rioting when the perception of wrong doing is even mentioned, destroying their own businesses. These debates are not truly debatable because it does not change the fact of the injustice or the opinions realized. His conclusion is that America and the government is and has been reacting to a situation that should have been addressed and acted on many years ago. Because no significant action was taken then, we have a hard time choosing to understand each other
live five fewer years, and are six times more likely to be incarcerated on a given day. Hispanics
The racial inequality that we have in modern day blossomed from the historic oppression and comprehensive prejudice of minority groups. From the very beginning of “American” history, other groups of people who were not of European decent were discriminated against and treated inhumanely and without the smallest regard for their lives. Native American populations were decimated by diseases brought oversea by Europeans and forced from their ancestral lands by settlers to make room for their expanding populations. African people were enslaved by the millions and were used as tools of labor, and weren’t even regarded as humans,
“I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history” (Morgan Freeman). It’s visible in every nation’s history that certain events affect how that nation changes and is influenced over the years. In America, racism played a large part, even from our nation’s inception, in how we functioned, and through the Scottsboro Trials, was finally addressed on a near worldwide scale; the Scottsboro Trials was one of the earliest times in American history that blacks and whites came together and addressed the issue of racism. Racism and the Scottsboro Trials contributed to the shaping of our nation and who we, as a nation, identify ourselves as.
Equality among people justifies the development of human civilization. The history witnesses how people mistreated the others and how other people fought for freedom. It proves a permanent truth that the more civilized the people are, the less inequality would be promoted. However, there was no one period in the past, even now, without inequality completely. The slavery issue in the West and the gender inequality in the East both brought unimaginable damage for not only the groups of people who were mistreated, but also the society which is supposed to be peaceful, fair and justice. In the modern century, for most countries around world it seemed that gender inequality is cruel and unreasonable, but countries in mid-Asia are exceptions. According to the report from The Global Gender Gap in 2015, Yemen and Pakistan ranked bottom of the list of gender gap which means the distances in economic and politic between men and women in those two areas was the furthest (International Rankings). Similar levels appear on the other mid-Asian countries too. The world citizens held different viewpoints. Some believed gender inequality benefits people and some protests it, so what exactly is correct way to value and evaluate gender inequality? In other words, should male and female be treated in the same way?