If it weren't for these prejudice thoughts, many people would be together united as one fighting to better one another. As Brent states in “Black Men and Public Space,” “the hatred he feels for blacks makes itself known to him through a variety of avenues - one being his discomfort with that ‘special brand of paranoid touchiness’ to which he says blacks are prone.” (514). Due to this fear of one another, it has brought much tension among many. This discrimination has been going on for many years and is what makes the United States divided.
A social problem is some aspect of society that large numbers of people are concerned about and would like changed which means that racism is a social problem. Racism is a huge thing that people want changed about our society especially African Americans. A lot of people think it isn’t fair and some people don’t like them just because the color of their skin. Racism has lead up to a ton of recent social problems like police brutality, or just freedom for African - Americans in general (Wilson) Racism is when someone is against another race, which qualifies many to be racist or show racism like Columbus back in 1492.
2. I believe that racism is a system that is based off a combination of racial prejudice and social power. This system operates for the advantages of Whites and disadvantages for the people of color. Examples would be White privileges, which include Whites having better jobs, housings, and education than to the people of color. In society, racial prejudices are constantly formed into our minds because of stereotypes and omissions that spread throughout our culture.
Due to such beliefs, people are discriminating against each other. So, racism is affecting almost everyone’s lives and changing their ways of seeing this world. Mainly racism generate the hate that can cause the division in between of human beings. It can even give bad thought to the people about not to believe on other people who were from the different race.
There are various types of prejudices present in today’s society. One of the main types of prejudice, and also one of the most discussed, is racism. No matter how much is done to more educate society about racial tensions and how horrible it is to diminish another race just because of their skin color, the blatant fact remains that racism remains prominent in today’s society. Interestingly, many of these racial thoughts can be found at the root of stereotypes, most of which come from uneducatedness. For example, the common stereotype of Latinos and Hispanics doing the dirty work and taking the unwanted jobs in the United States.
Racism has always existed with humans. Racism is treating someone differently of unfairly simply because they belong to a different ethnic community of have a different religion or nationality. When someone believes their race is better than another and feels superior ro other people because of his of her race, is called racism. Throughout time, many people have lost their lives, or lost their families and children, and are left without homes due to racism. Racism causes wars, which could destroy humanity ultimately.
Racism is a cultural bias pertaining to the belief that there is a distinct human race and that one race is superior to another. Developed by Europeans to justify their enslavement of the ‘Others’, they have maintained racial tendencies and attempts to dehumanize colored people as ‘savage’ and uncivilized to support their inflicted maltreatment of them. Racism is real. Though many strides have been made in efforts to exact the devastation imposed on colored peoples’ dignity and rights to liberty, communal relations remain stained. Just as we live in a world where even visas have varying values, discrimination has become an undeniable reality – hindrances to playful world traveling.
What is reverse discrimination? Well reverse discrimination is when a member or members of a majority are discriminated against your age, sex, national origin, color, race and religion. You can find reverse discrimination everywhere it can be in your job, the school your attending, even a public place such as a store, restaurant, even walking in the streets. Discrimination
(Lee, 224) In conclusion, throughout her book To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows us how life really was at that time. Racism was causing people to think badly of others that were different from them. She experienced segregation that divided people. She also showed us that we can overcome these things by including a character like Atticus.
Racism, the act of “…prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race…”, is a major problem today. It gives people fear, doubt, shame, and sometimes guilt. In addition, racism gives people an awful perspective of life and sometimes, if one is looking up to a racist, the racist’s point of view begins to alter the person’s judgement. Racism could also lead to great conflict arising from those who heavily despise that race and maybe even mass killings, which foreshows that racism needs to be stopped and ended completely.
The plight of the African Americans to abolish slavery and racial discrimination has left American history with a lot of lessons and ruminations regarding humanity. People, when left with power and authority, has the ability to oppress the weak, and to aggress the strong. This makes the divide stronger, and thus disunity to pervade within human society. This also shows that human frailty is a very powerful influence to humanity; the way that these frailties enable man to oppress another man, and the way that power makes man greedy for more, shows that humanity’s flaws is the same exact measure which can destroy it. The lessons the world has learned from the way that the African Americans have struggled for freedom and unity in the United States
People experience racism on a wide scale of intent and severity, from outright violence or hate speech to micro-aggressions. However, the true paradox of the modern age in regards to racism stems from those individuals who believe in racial equality, yet still hold onto prejudices and practice micro-aggressions. These people may now be more influential and pose more of a threat to social progress than those who are outright bigots. Avowed bigots are now immediately denounced and shunned by the media, and understood to be ignoramuses by decent and educated people. However, those decent and educated people who recognize the monstrosity of racism are the same ones committing micro-aggressions and half-heartedly believing in and reinforcing prejudices
Maya Angelou once said, “Your ancestors took the lash, the branding iron, humiliations and oppression because one day they believed you would come along to flesh out the dream.” I am a black woman who isn’t tragically cursed by the color of my skin but privileged to to understand the trials of my ancestors. Within the works of Lorraine Hansberry, Zora Hurston, and Alice Walker, I have learned that as a black woman I must never let my creative mind go to waste because of the great oppression my ancestors have faced. Coming to Spelman has made me go through many challenges and has helped me to think outside of the box. With just reading the works of these creative black women and going in depth of these works has taught me lessons of how to appreciate my ancestry, to continue the dream, and never be afraid to take that jump with the knowledge that I am given.