I will discuss the institutional racism the Muslim and black community face in American society. Bringing awareness to instituional racism is crucial, because this will shine light on the issue of race in instituions that are ignored and swept under the rug. Institunal racism is often ignored by society, because
As we look around, we can see different races interacting with each other. It builds an illusion in our heads that racism is non-existing. According to Coates, the author of the article “ This Town Needs A Better Class Of Racism” implied that “Elegant racism is invisible, supple, and enduring. It disguises itself in the national vocabulary, avoids epithets and didacticism.” Coates explains that racism is still alive today, but it’s just not as visible as it was before.
Wetback, Negros, dirty, infectious, and lazy have demoralized the names and lives of people who are labeled this way. These labels have a root just like every other problem in our American society, but this problem is something we continue to have. Determining the roots of the so what called "white race" has been the building block of derogating every other culture. American history is taught as an all-white country, but lacks to teach the accomplishments, and struggles people of color had to face entering America. The So what called "pseudo-science" dehumanizes the name of many cultures, and socially degrades their opportunities with no real science involved.
Lynching was a tool used to enforce segregationist ideologies and devalue the lives of African Americans (Feliks Garcia). Many African Americans could not trust the police, judges and politics because of the fear of being sent to jail or killed. There was no justice for African Americans and nobody could protect them from being lynched or beaten. This created a distrust between the legal system and the African American community which can still be seen today. These horrific historical facts created the institutionalize ideology that makes racial disparity so unfair when it comes to African American
Imagine living in a world where you are treated differently and regarded as less than human and do not have the same opportunities as your counterparts. This is the world Malcolm X and countless African American knew. Blacks in America were discriminated against in many areas of society from housing, employment, and education. Malcolm X was tired of blacks pleading to be part of white’s society, Malcolm wanted the American dream for Blacks as the constitution of the United States of America promised its citizens ‘By Any Means Necessary’. When Malcolm X was a child, he experienced racism at an early age.
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Lee uses discrimination and injustice to tell us readers that you shouldn 't judge others by the way they live life or their actions because you can always be wrong. In the story many people are being discriminated because of their race , gender and even age. During the book we have many examples of discrimination especially in the case with Tom Robinson. We have many examples of how many people used to and still discriminate African Americans.
Based on this we can conclude that the mere image of being black is shattered and anywhere you go you will be judged as lower class. The fear created by the media make it seem like if you were to rent your home to a black descent, they’ll destroy your home or yet create a hostile environment and make it uncomfortable to other people. Another fear that sticks around with Africans Americans is that they “promote the gang lifestyle or are anti law enforcement” (Glassner 122). Though the realtor shuns African Americans from renting the homes they would not even rent/sale the home to a black family, even if they were well qualified, with higher incomes, and was willing to pay a higher down payment. From the book The Black Image in the White Mind by Andrew Rojecki and Robert Entman, they present us with white beliefs stating “the media conveys “problematic” images of African Americans even after decades of heightened awareness and vigilance to rid the media of stereotypes”.
He believed that the ‘color line’ did more than deny blacks fair access to jobs, education and opportunity. It actually weighed so heavily on their souls that it prevented them from achieving their potential as human beings. He used the term ‘the veil’ to describe the way in which racism made it hard for whites to see blacks as true Americans and for blacks to see themselves in anything other than the way they were portrayed by whites. Finally, Du Bois wrote of the ‘double consciousness’ produced by wearing ‘a veil’ the split identity that blacks feel as they attempt to be both American and African, in a white society where one identity is less equal than the other. We can understand ‘double consciousness’ better if we compare it to a work-life balance scenario.
In conclusion, Critical Race Theory (CRT) developed in America as a reaction to the disappointment of the antidiscrimination laws to accomplish any genuine social advantage for the black community. The very acknowledgment of slavery in American Constitutional government (Bell 1995). CRT has formed quickly into a significant branch of social theory and has been taken up beyond the United States to incorporate work like in Europe, South America, and Africa. It is often criticized by people working with alternative perspectives who view the emphasis on race and racism as mistaken or even threatening. In spite of such attacks, which frequently rest on a lack of understanding and misrepresentation of the approach, critical race theory continues on to develop and is becoming to be one of the most critical perspectives on the policy and routine of race
The enforced observance of God in the Pledge of Allegiance is an enforcement of religion and to reenact an appeal of what is to be considered truthful. There is a tendency through some Americans stating how they have the right to freedom of religion, which is true, but they tend to forget that there are other people in this world than justness of a world of one god. The first amendment is “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech. . .” Which explicitly states that Congress is not allowed to do something mandatory, that is, towards the statement of any religion or none of. Yet, it was the Congress who input the words “under god” into the Pledge, but they still do not stop to consider the message to the children, which is to force the child to at least acknowledge that there is a god.
Although this is only an example of the use of language, people still realize that there are many inequalities existing in language, customs, habits, laws, and religion. The fact that the U.S. government did not take concrete actions to improve the living environments of blacks and other ethnic minorities, narrowing the parties between them and white surface gap. We recognize that such discrimination has deep historical roots, but the existing social system strengthens and promotes discrimination
When an individual experiences prejudice or a lack of connection to place it can diminish ones sense of identity, leading to social isolation and a loss of cultural practices and traditions. The film ‘Beneath Clouds’ (2002) by Ivan Sen follows two Indigenous teens who experience prejudice and social isolation on their journey to Sydney. The poem ‘We are Going’ (1965) by Oodgeroo Noonuccal expresses the fears Indigenous Australians had over the dispossession land and cultural acceptance. The poem ‘Drifters’ (1999) by Bruce Dawe’s explores the journey faced by a financially unstable family, forcing them to move from place to place, without establishing any connection to the land.
Developing nations are really poor, such countries like China and India continue to live in extreme poverty. Extreme poverty is living on less than $1.90 a day, about 702 million people live in Extreme poverty. Kids have to go to work at an early age to help out their family. Thirteen is the median age for kids working in tobacco fields. In the US, the minimum wage is $7.25 an hour,
Bringing Awareness to The Fight for Equality It seems quite ridiculous, really, that the struggle for equality still holds present as an issue. People born with the same rights and status are presented with unequal opportunities and whether it be due to race, religion, or anatomical design, justice and equal treatment should be an unspoken right. Vickie Nam in her book YELL-Oh Girls! uses emerging voices from around the globe to explore culture, identity, and growing up Asian American.
In Lara Buchak’s essay, Can It Be Rational to Have Faith? , she asserts that everyday faith statements and religious faith statements share the same attributes. She later states that in order to truly have faith, a person ceases to search for more evidence for their claim, and that having faith can be rational. Although she makes compelling arguments in favor of faith in God, this essay is more hearsay and assumption than actual fact. In this paper, you will see that looking for further evidence would constitute not having faith, but that having faith, at least in the religious sense, is irrational.