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. One of the points that stood out the most to me was that even though not everyone is necessarily a racist person, everyone inherently holds prejudices.
Laws are not enough for men & women equality, so we should focus on culture of people. General public must change people 's perception about women. Unfortunately most of the men still can’t get rid of their idea about women which create discrimination. Naturally men and women have different from each others, but it does not mean that discrimination is necessary in this point. Categorizing people is just infest to society.
Why are mexicans being treated bad and unfairly ? Even though , there is a statement “ Everyone is created equal “. Not everyone is equal because if a person is equal shouldn’t the other have the same right? For some people being treated fairly is about being a certain race white, black , brown or whatever color you are. NO RACISM but all what is on the news is that white people are not being punished how they are supposed to but blacks and hispanics are being treated low and in many people’s opinions that is not right.
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 thrown so much negativity, due to all the unfair requirements that this action holds.
Our racism here is institutionalised, it is a veiled racism, it is a racism considered taboo. Instead of discussing racism and fighting against it, our society began to fight against the idea that racism exists, as it would be much easier than dealing with the real problem. This makes me very sad about my country! Instead of questioning, it seems easier to forget that the problem exists, or simply give up the fight. Today’s we even ask ourselves more about the social ills that afflict us, but unfortunately, we are going through a dark period in which people who fight for a more just and egalitarian society are having their voices
Solutions Racism has affected the world for so long. Although I have talked racism concerning specially white and black. And most people assume that racism only deals with color of skin but it goes way beyond that. Racism is the belief that one person is better than another person for any reason at all whether it’s the color of skin, nationality, mental ability or sex. No one should be degraded or discriminated against for these
Any time this happened my mind became shocked at first, unable and uncaring to continue being a receiver of the message, but eventually always turned to looking for the earliest possible exit from the conversation. This relates to my point on why racist language is a tremendously awful barrier to effective communication. Once this issue appeared within a message, there was absolutely nothing a speaker could do to bring my attention back in tune with their delivery. These examples are common for many people, and hopefully make a clear case for why they are considered barriers in communication. It is not impossible to imagine that there may indeed be situations where some of these factors exist, yet a message is still delivered and received in a relatively accurate manner.
Picture a world where no politicians existed and everyone had equal power to do whatever the heart desired. Many people would agree that the world would be a better place due to the many negative stereotypes about the group, yet if one were to think hard the world would be in complete chaos without its leaders. It is so often that appearances and attitudes play a major role in how a person is distinguished and little consideration goes to getting to know that individual. The usage of stereotypes and misconceptions to make assumptions about a person has been going on for the longest time; this unfortunately gives the wrong perspective and puts people in categories in which they do not belong in. Moreover stereotypes and misconceptions are used to label a person when it is quite clear that it is inaccurate.
Response to Conflict Kyriaun Davis, Liyana Karim, Ciyaliz Manoj, Gavin Hua Conflicts can’t be averted; they’re a part of life. There are many different ways to deal with conflict, but many disagree on how to resolve it. Although it is true that every situation is different, some methods may be considered extreme. The best way to respond to conflict is with reasoning and civility, but many disagree by saying that the best response to conflict is force and violence. First of all, reasoning would be one approach to solving conflict.
We should absolutely be collectively aiming towards equality of opportunity, but aiming towards equality of outcome can only create more problems for individuals, and society as a whole. The idea of equality of outcome breeds practices like the Bush era’s “no child left behind,” or giving out participation awards. Do initiatives like this impel us as a society or impede us? Hardly anyone is having this discussion these days because participants in objective, logical communication about the possibility of eliminating these, and other attempts at the unrealistic mass-equalization of gender, capability, or societal roles are slandered and dehumanized