Sexism And Racism Essay

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Sexism and racism are two things which have been a big issue within human society for many years. In the past sexism and racism were both extreme phenomenon which had no boundaries. Racism is still prevalent in today’s day and age, however, it is not as bad as it once was. As Peggy McIntosh spoke about in White Privilege and Male Privilege, in 1988, there are many examples of white privilege which was going on in her time. For example, she stated how as a white you do not have to be scared others will not take your advice because of your race. Furthermore, as a white person she can rely on people seeing her as being financially stable (McIntosh 3). There are many more examples which she brought up. Although to an extent these are still occurring, it is not as bad as it once was. As now, there are representatives of companies who are not…show more content…
The same way there is a myth that movies about colored peoples cannot become a global hit, there is also a similar myth about movies with female superheroes. In 2017 a movie called Wonder Woman was released. This movie portrays a female as being the superhero and lead actor. This movie proceeded to become a massive hit, and bring in around 822 million dollars. Therefore, it is shown that the sexist and racist beliefs within the media have become less pronounced. Overall the article ‘Black Panther’ Poised to Shatter a Hollywood Myth is an interesting yet biased article. This is as sexism and racism within the media has vastly improved, however, it is still not better. If there is the presence of sexism and racism in the media, there is a problem. Therefore, although there have been a couple of non-sexist and racist movies, that does not mean that sexism and racism does not exist. It is still there, and it has only gotten somewhat better. Thus, there is still a long way to go until there is no issue
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