Racism: Course Analysis

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Throughout this course we have learned about many things, one in particular would be Racism. Throughout the course we have learned about many different types of racism along with examples of racism. Before I go into specific examples of racism that I have learn about in this class, I will first define and explain the differences between racism, prejudice or also known as bias, discrimination, race, and racist so there 's a clear understanding for why I picked the specific examples. The definition for racism that we learned in class would be an “Institutionalized system with disproportionate unjust outcomes for a particular race”. Prejudice or also known as bias was defined as “A negative feeling, opinion, or attitude toward a certain category…show more content…
During this time of the zoot-suit riots that was from June 3-13th of 1943 United States marines and sailors had gone out to the downtown on one of their nights off. To be able to go to the city of LA they needed to go through a primarily mexican american populated city of oakland, while walking through there were some altercations between the sailors and pachucos. These altercations kept getting bigger and bigger with more individuals getting involved. The sailors would beat up anyone that looked like a pachoco. The police ordered mass arrest, starting to arrest anyone that was wearing a zoot suits or looked like a pachoco. They did this just because it gave them the perfect opportunity to demonstrate to the public that they were cracking down on mexican crimewaves. This just shows that the police targeted a group of people just because they were a particular race and carried out actions against them, resulting in a lot of innocent people getting arrested. Also the fact that the sailors had targeted anyone that looked like a pachico and causing harm to…show more content…
Finally to finish with the question , “Do I think there will ever be a point in history were racism will end?”. My answer to this question is, that no I do not think there will ever be a point when racism will ever end. I do not think there will ever be a point where it will end because i believe that one group of people will always believe they are superior over another group. By this I believe that one group will put themselves and the needs of their own over a different group, whether that 's putting someone down or having actions against the other group just because they are different they them. The differences between groups are a hard thing to accept and easy for one another to place blame on, making it almost impossible that there will ever be a time that racism doesn 't exist. With all the examples that I have learned over this course, makes me believe even more that there will always be racism, even if the groups that endure the racism change over time. I believe this because if you look at the history we have learned about it shows a continuous pattern of
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