I agree with Ben Shapiro, that people see race in their own way. But, what the people believe is “white privilege” is simply not true, it’s just a misconception with lies they have been told. In the past, white privilege was a thing; the United States was historically racist and some people are still suffering from historical discrimination.
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. It also prevents the United States from being whole.
Specifically, when the quote mentions, “…white privilege is not limited to perks like band aids and hair care products. The second function of white skin privilege is that it creates significant advantages for white people. There are sorts of things that…. a white person, generally do not encounter, have to deal with or even recognize.” Being important because it is showing many whites don’t notice the privileges they are given but many minorities do in which white privilege is a cause preventing social equality and one part of white privilege is not having the same rights to by the same products causing unfair advantages to those of a white skin
Is racism discrimination alone or does power and control must be added to equal to racism? Racism is bigger than personal prejudice. I agree with Reni when she states that racism can only come from a structured society and institution that can negatively affect other people's life choices and circumstances. Black people do not have the power and control to affect the outcome of someone's life therefore we can't be racist.
To advance in society, the characters must stick together and not attempt to tear each other apart. It is hypocritical for someone to condemn another person for something that they also practice; “colorism and traditional U.S. racism are inextricably intertwined, yet distinct” (Harris 54). However, this demonstrates how racism has influenced the thoughts of those oppressed by it. It is ironic that although Janie is the person with the lightest skin and has grown up in a white household, she does not have these views. The people with darker skin have these colorist views toward her.
Direct discrimination occurs when someone is being treated badly by a different category of people just because of his back ground. In addition, direct discrimination is caused by different reasons such as (sex, race, religion, age, disability…etc.). Being treated differently is not always considered discrimination, an example would be not allowing kids to go to someplace or do some specific activity because of their age. However, if the reason of being treated
Today in class, we discussed a topic that is deeply engraved in American history yet widely avoided by many: race. More specifically, terms like “racist,” “All Lives Matter,” and “white privilege,” which may make some people uncomfortable but more than ever, need to be confronted and examined. We watched several videos containing a variety of people discussing their own personal thoughts and feelings on such terms to spark our own conversations on the same topics. After viewing the first video on the word “racist,” I began to reflect on my own actions towards other people.
For this very reason, I believe that it is highly important to firstly recognize the flaws in basing a society off race and then work on removing the classification of people by race to combat the existing racism throughout the world. A person should not be judged and assessed merely based off their skin color or culture, but rather by their actions and intentions. So, to group a wide variety of cultures into one category would be an unjust generalization made by social construct. For instance, African Americans are categorized by “black” in order to legitimize their exploitation as an apparently inferior race just because of skin color. This creates a system in which people are grouped based off race and ethnicity that subsequently leads to some groups having advantages, such as whites, over other minorities like Hispanics and African
Affirmative Action is a policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in relation to employment or education. “I’m not one that believes that affirmative action should be based on one’s skin color or one’s gender, I think it should be done based one’s need, because I think if you are from a poor white community, I think that a poor white kid needs a scholarship just as badly as a poor black kid”(Watts). If you are going to give a destitute, colored kid a scholarship, why can you not give one to someone who is not colored and is also poor. If people are going to use this action, make it civil for all, not just others based on their race and or gender. This is why Affirmative Action is denied on multiple times and is
2.1 Principle of equality Equality is a claim that we should treat and respect all people equally, regardless race, sex, religion, culture … The interest and well-being of people is equally important. Racism is immoral as it treats people unequally based on the race and violates the principle of equality. White people think black people are less important and give less respect to them. The equality of opportunity requires us to give equal opportunity to all people when having relevant qualifications and abilities that skin color or race is not a relevant consideration.
Just because America does not expressly deny the rights of certain subsets of our population does not mean that those subsets are not deprived of those rights, or that they are totally equal citizens. Therein lies a central impetus behind socially conscious speech culture: Whereas discrimination in the rest of the world is usually more obvious, American discrimination is not a clear-cut oppression; rather it is one of subtle
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.
In this case, it is not possible because Whites are not followed by the police as much as African Americans or Latinos do. No matter what, we will always be given inaccurate statistics. Second, those who are
Loury 's assessment is a faulty one. His well-intended ideas ultimately work against the very thing he is trying to eradicate. Loury 's thesis fails because it proposes that equality is not possible without making racial distinctions. Even though this approach might show some initial progress for minorities, it also leaves itself open to discriminate against the traditionally better off races.
Ethnos are usually connected with the lower and working classes, don’t trust whites and are often in a state of self-defense “against likely or actual racial injury” They appreciate that to get ahead, they must work with the white majority but trust that white ethnocentrism amounts to racism, and select the same social families. Cosmos, are still generally indeterminate which whites they can trust, but they opt to give them the benefit of the doubt. They find they are considered “race ambassadors” in the cosmos world. In public, the African American is clearly