Racial Oppression In Our Society

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n present day, a situation of conflict still prevails wholly regarding the world. Racial oppression happens in the most poverished and even wealthy countries, including America. Racial oppression is notioned by the superior, or the ruling race, imposing its beliefs, values, and laws on the minority. In most of areas, the superior race are the wealthy whites that govern the “system”, and posses a disproportionate amount of authority, influence, and competence among the minority. In other cases, it may not be the white race, but it is still the race that is part of the majority, creates the laws, or has the most assets. This is what sets the foundation to sovereignty over the inadequate poor groups of minorities that don’t have the potential to thrive under the superior race’s system relating to their own cultural beliefs,…show more content…

resent people of color rejecting white entitlement to their spaces and culture.

White people can be discriminated against, but discrimination is not the same thing as racism. In order for racism to exist, the racist person or group must hold institutional power/must be systematically privileged over the person or group who is the victim of racism. In our society, white people hold said institutionalized power, and thus cannot be racist. People of color do not hold said power in our society, so they cannot be racist. White people do not think in terms of we. White people have the privilege to interact with the social and political structures of our society as individuals. You are “you,” I am “one of them.” Whites are often not directly affected by racial oppression even in their own community, so what does not affect them locally has little chance of affecting them regionally or nationally. They have no need, nor often any real desire, to think in terms of a group. They are supported by the system, and so are mostly unaffected by
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