There were many forms of discrimination. For example, racism. Race and Racism were important features of WWI for two reasons. One of the reasons being the ideas about race had developed over time in the 19th century to make the idea of the most important preoccupations of modern Europeans. Another reason was that many of the major hostiles at war were between 1914 and 1918 owned large colonial empires, were white europeans ruled over Africans, Asians, and Pacific Islanders.
Jesse Lopez. Immigration and History HST 325. Project Paper: Racial American Immigration Immigration policies in America have been shaped by racial attributes. Whiteness has been at the heart of a complex and ever-changing immigration policy to date, to the extent that entire races have been excluded from entering the United States and its borders. This paper will make the argument and proving that racial based immigration policies are ill-founded and have done more harm than good to the growth of America.
Why was the 1856 presidential election so important? In the 1856 election, the Democrat Party, the Republican Party and the American Party were competing against each other. The Republican and American parties are anti-democratic parties. Republican leaders chose John Fremont as their presidential candidate, James Buchanan was chosen to represent the Democrats whilst the American Party chose ex-President Fillmore as their candidate. The election was significant as it reflected that Northerners perceived the Slave Power to be a greater threat than the Catholic Church, it played an important role in the growth of the Republican party and in portraying the downfall of the Know Nothings (American Party).
Racialization is the process of grouping people together into a socially constructed identity of race, typically based on phenotype. Through the process of racial formation, these identities are placed into a hierarchy of race such that different groups have superiority over others based on how they have racialized. These ideologies of racial superiority are perpetuated hegemonically, that is to say that these ideologies permeate the institutions of a society as if they were common-sense. Historically, the hegemonic ideology of white supremacy has permeated institutions across the globe due to the overwhelming colonization done by whites. Examples of hegemonic structures that perpetuate white supremacy as described in the Takaki, Wolfe, and Smallwood readings are the socioeconomic institutions of slavery, Apartheid, the Trail of Tears, and a more contemporary example such as the West Bank barrier.
Drawing from colonialism to debates and theories of racism, white supremacy is an important and under theorized concept. The term white, as applied to human inhabitants of North America, can be dated back into the 17th century. Since then and throughout U.S. history, the term “white” has been associated with preferential treatment. Although artificial, the term served highly political purposes as it separated those who were oppressed on the basis of skin color. For instance, the original Constitution acknowledged both slavery as well as political and economic rights to whites.
There are two opposing ways to understand Manifest Destiny, humanistically or biblically. 'Manifest Destiny ' is the belief, during the 19th century, that the Anglo-Saxon Americans ' destiny was to cultivate and build institutions across The Northern American Continent. Humanisticaly, 'Manifest Destiny ' brought pride, the vice of superior race into public policy. This was used as an excuse to war against people of other races, something that isn 't in keeping a Godly position. The Christians saw America as a new promised land.
Although in their policy they want their employee 's to be neatly groomed regarding their facial appearance. The establishment’s policy is more focused and geared to men rather than women. The company discriminated against this woman because she followed the company’s policy. But rather the company discriminates against her because they feel woman shouldn’t have mustaches. So not only does this company acted on a violation called Disparate Treatment .This establishment also violates her Title VII rights because they don’t see this woman equal to a man because of her gender.
Intimate Colonialism is when the government tried to set up a policy that would encourage Indian Service staff members to intermarry with Native Americans. During the late 19th century, immigration was rising and the big thing in this era was assimilation. Assimilation is integrating people to be accustomed to the United States culture, behavior, value and norms. Though Native Americans have lived in America longer than anyone, the federal government thought that instead of ostracizing them for wanting to value their traditional culture, they created an assimilation policy for Native Americans. “The government’s assimilation policy sought to destroy Native nations’ cultural and political identities by replacing them with Anglo – American norms of behavior (108).” This started with Native American children.
Since the early 19th century, many Americans believed that America had an obligation to expand westward and by the end of 19th century, America became an imperialist nation due to her belief in manifest destiny. Imperialism is simply defined as the policy by which a nation dominates another country or nation in order to gain their land and natural resources. America wanted to imperialist for various reason, but the three main factor was due to economical competition among industrial nations such as Europe, political and military power competition including the formation of a naval force which was proposed by Alfred Mahan and Social Darwinism which was to civilize the “inferior races” spreading technology and Christianity. In addition, the United
White Americans saw themselves as the advanced version of the the natives and the mistreatment of the natives of simply a part of America's development. The ideology was that it was only natural the more advanced society (Agricultural Americans) replace the uncivilized one (Hunter Natives), many citizens believing that “as civilization advanced westward, it must inevitably displace savagery” (Rogin, 101). The conquering of these natives whom had rightful claim to the land was also justified by the ideology of “parentism”, or the belief that the Native Americans needed to be protected by the superior American government. The Native Americans were seen as a childish society, naïve and in need of protection. President Andrew Jackson stating that it was “the moral duty of the Government of the United States to protect” what remained of the Native American population (Jackson, 109).
The way in which Europeans saw themselves after the industrial revolution is the only thing that should be blamed for the occurrence of WWI. The extreme Self-confidence or the megalomania that Europeans had during 19th century contributed significantly to WWI. The historical events and patterns created that megalomania. Victorian culture, successful practice of imperialism, successful nationalism movements in Germany and Italy all made Europeans to believe that there has to be something in their blood; so that could completely shape a new world. According to the lecture, “WWI started because of the culmination of national rivalries”.
The theory of social darwinism seems to be alive in the hands of the White nationalist. Their agenda is to “take back” the country that they have claimed to work so hard for. They are implementing this by using their racist power to keep oppressing the oppressed, and keeping even more minorities out of the country. Their beliefs on why they are superior has been driving the racism in the country for
The exercise "What is Race?" ameliorated my way of thinking about race. I could change wrong belief that I have had about the classification of race in ancient time that is race is sorted by genetic base and outward feature such as skin color. I learned some interesting fact that ancient people divided people in terms of religion, status, class, and language. Being bigoted about races, I thought it was a right thing to divide people with physical differences because it is an archetypal idea to believe in the era I live.
Trying to segregate the environment from the progress of industrialization and attempting to control nature’s often random and powerful forces has been a historical theme in New Orleans. Beginning in the twentieth century, New Orleans implemented an extensive system of water management infrastructure to try and protect the city from flooding. This system was decided upon and controlled by the federal government, and therefore by extension, by the wealthy, white male elite which disproportionately compromises it. Because of this unequal representation of political and cultural power, water management techniques like levees, pumps, and reclamation of land often favored European Americans and ultimately shaped spatial patterns of segregation between
Race supremacy have been one of the central themes in American political thought, throughout the colonial era and even today, Race supremacy is something that needs to be discussed seriously and change has to occur effectively. I believe if the authors appeared at Mohawk Mountain this would be huge debate. Some of the authors were Christian and I believe many of them even own slaves and was racist in certain extent. White supremacy have been known to use people of color for labor and feed of their hard-work, emancipation proclamation is a good example of that, it was just a way for the white supremacy in the north to control color people and used them for the war against the south, it was not really about freedom, white supremacy was willing