The Politics of the Hoodie Why do we judge a black man? Is it because they might live in a house that we wouldn’t give a second look? Or because they can’t afford the nicer things that they’d like to have? How is it their fault the for society treating them bad because sometimes they have to do bad things, things that are unthinkable to us as middle-class, just to put food on the table for one more night so their children don’t starve?
Masks hide the truth and obscure the facts. They form a barrier between what is real and what is an illusion. Yet, during from the moment blacks were brought to this continent in chains, to the moment they were granted civil rights in the 1960’s, masks were a method of survival. Another way of life for African Americans was the practice of signifying. Signifying is mostly seen in the black literary tradition as a means for African Americans to take back power from the white through misinformation and deception.
….Today, April 9th, 1865, the Civil War came to an end. With the victory of the Union, us African Americans can be free. I’m not from the South. However, living in Philadelphia isn’t any better. I am a literal black sheep of the world, everyone lives in.
A common theme that resonates in a high poverty school is the demographic make-up, always having high concentrations of African Americans and Hispanic students. With this common theme come challenges, including but not limited to low student achievement, unequal distribution of resources, and low expectations of student outcomes. All of these challenges provide a disadvantage for children who grow up in a neighborhood where there are racial disparities. According to Castañeda (2013), black and Latino students perform at a lower rate than their white peers in both reading and math (p. 57). This statistic is no surprise for most educators who are deeply involved in educating students in this setting.
Human Rights refers to the basic rights and privileges that all people are entitled to regardless of their sexual orientation, religion, cultural or ethnic background, or physical attributes or abilities. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended all state and local law requiring segregation. Since then, legally racism has ended, yet the mindset of many American citizens is that the white race is superior. People still feel the need to fight for their rights through riots and protests. America needs to take the time to see, listen, and feel what people are experiencing.
In a world of segregation it can be hard to adopt a new person into a friendship or even into a family. The people have found that if we just don't bother the other race then they won't bother us. I have had plenty of experience in bringing in a new friend that was of the other race or even a family member, it wasn't very easy, and that just the way we want to be not the way we should be. I now have an aunt that is african american and at first my family members thought it was crazy and they had to change the whole lifestyle, but no all they had to do was accept that person and now she lives just like all of us in a generous, loving, and caring family. I just don't get why we do this, they are still human, they are exactly the same but darker skin.
African American Studies was a great experience. Has opened my eyes to my surrounding and the world around me. This course with Dr. Sheba Lo, was something out of me confront zone. I learned so many things from race to cultural to the importance aspect of African American. We are isolated to an environment that hide so much history that we all don’t think they are important to who we have become.
It does not happen very often: Fifty youths are protesting with signs like “Let us vote” and chanting things like “Our voices matter,” outside the office of Ohio’s Secretary of State Jon Husted in Columbus, Ohio, then, suddenly, they learn that they’ve won. “We did it!” protest organizer Meredith Whitaker, 17, shouted into a megaphone. “We’re showing the government that they might not care about us, but we care about them.”
Racial profiling has been going on for hundreds of years now by everyday citizens and law enforcement. “Racial profiling happens everyday,in cities and towns across the country”(ACLU).When will this humiliating profiling stop?Often people have walks and boycotts just to show how serious they want their equal living. “Racial profiling is a longstanding and deeply troubling national problem despite claims that the United States has entered a “post-racial era”(ACLU). Racial profiling is when law enforcement target individuals based off their race ,ethnic or religion as harm to the society.
James A. Forbes, an interdenominational minister in New York, once said, “When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.” Forbes is saying that many humans judge by the color of the skin on the outside, rather than the fact that there is no difference on the inside. Humans also rely on the actions of those before that person with the same skin color. Unfortunately, humans do not try to get to know who a person really is and the personality of that person, they just assume that all African Americans are alike and not their own person. Statistics state that minority
Racial profiling is the discrimination done with the individual's by comparing them with others on the basis of superiority and inferiority based on ethic, skin colour, gender and mental abilities. The dark skinned people are the major victims of racial profiling. They are one who often faces problems like humiliation, embracement and are suspected the most when any kind of miss happening takes place. Because of racial profiling ebony often become prey of embracement and humiliation which leads to mental harassment. Black people are frequently considered inferior to the white people because of their dark complexion and even they are also not considered as smart as fair skinned people that's why they are humiliated by whitish due to which blacks