According to The Social Construction of Race, A. There is typically little to no variation within a given race B. There is typically greater variation within a racial population than there is between racial populations* C. Race does not play a role in an individual’s life D. Race is entirely a function of skin color Citation: Lopez, Ian F. Haney. 1994. “The Social Construction of Race.” Page 53. According to Combahee River Collective’s A Black Feminist Statement, A. Black women have just recently become opposed to white male rule B. Race, class, and sex are three unrelated entities C.
Social forms of racial oppression include exploitation and mistreatment that is socially supported. Systematic oppression of a race means that the law or police work to oppress a certain race. Institutionalized oppression refers to establishing laws, practices and customs that produce inequities based on race. Internalized oppression involves an oppressed group using the oppression they experience and using it against themselves and fellow members of their race. Examples of internalized oppression include internalized racism, sexism and
The idea that race is a social construction can explain a lot. When sociologists say this, they are referring to the idea that we see race, just as that, how we see it, rather than for what it actually is. What I have realized upon my own analysis of race as a social construction is that when we are speaking of a race that is not our own, we are more likely to generalize. “Whites” see all varieties of ‘black people’ as ‘black’, and ‘blacks’ see all varieties of ‘white people’ as ‘white’, when in reality, there are a multiplicity of varieties. I’ve had ‘non-white’ people ask me if I was a particular nationality, and when I say no and correct them, they reply with, ‘oh that’s the same thing,’ when it clearly is not.
The government of the United States has taught and interpreted the idea of race onto its citizens. Race is not something that we are born with but instead we are taught who to discriminate against. Burgett and Hendler (2014a) state that race has established, “who may be property, and who are citizens, and among the latter who get to vote and who do not, who are protected by law and who are not, who have access and privilege and who are (to be) marginalized” (p. 208). The success of the United States as a nation can be attributed to the work of slaves. “[As stated by Bush], ‘the very people traded into slavery helped to set America free through their struggle of injustice’”
The theme that is present in both of the readings is the oppression of gender. “Why Nice Guys Finish Last” demonstrates how stereotypes of both men and women are the key factor in gender oppression. This reading also emphasizes how stereotypes of women are typically more prevalent, and therefore, more harmful in today’s society. “Dismantling Hierarchy, Queering Society” explains how male dominance through the patriarchy fuels the gendered oppression of women. It further explains specifically how heteropatriarchy brings forth white supremacy, capitalism, and colonialism too.
What if the Cold War never happened. What if all of God’s creations created equal were treated equally. What if all citizens were provided healthcare and financial protection. What if both men and women were given equal pay and equal rights. What if Henry Agard Wallace succeeded Franklin Delano Roosevelt to becoming the 33rd president of America .
One very important thing that this article covered is that race is a social construct, but it being a social construct does not make it any less real. I really liked the line “It’s real in the same way that Wednesday is real.” Oftentimes people will hear race called a social construct, and interpret it as saying that race is not real and therefore does not matter. But race is very real. It is just important to recognize the ways in which it is real and the ways it is not.
Race in America today are mixed up between all different types of people. Most people that come to America from different countries are mostly a different race rather than white. Well in today 's world it With social media and other uses of the internet, people have begun to voice their frustrations with the social injustice in America. Over the past year they 're have been a numerous amount of times where people being detained by cops are shot not because of excessive force of not complying with officers but because they where black people with black skin. America is place where we are supposed to have freedom and rights to do things if we want to or not.
Both women are able to select their racial identity based on their skin tone, however by passing between white and black they still cannot seem to make a choice. They create a world where they both can exist and perceived. Although Irene believes she has found her identity because she has remained closer to her roots. She has realizes where she belongs unlike Clare, who mocks their roots by passing and betrays the race.
African American women experiences are different greatly from African American men experiences due to gender discrimination, not necessarily only racial discrimination. They had to work same jobs what African American men do plus on top of that, they had to work in homes (domestically), and they are not be offered more foods or resources that they needed. Indeed, women had to live in a constant fear that they will likely get a physical beating and torturing from owners than men. They also were under constant threat of rape by white men. They were victims of much coercion and violence, including continual rape by white overseers and slaveholders causing so-called racial