This suggests that people are only racist because they follow the laws that are in place. This is not true because de facto racial discrimination continues to exist in the United States even after racist laws are removed. The tokenistic fallacy suggests that since some people of color are successful, racism no longer exists. The suggestion that racism is eradicated because a select few are successful is harmful because it ignores all the other people of color that are struggling. The fixed fallacy denies that racism develops in different ways and takes alternate forms at various times.
My peers look at me in disgust when I do or say anything that is not politically correct. I cannot express my faith in this country without judgmental comments, about me shoving my religion down their vulnerable throats. To further the explain the perplexity of Americas biased nature; when applying for scholarships and or college there are ethnic options. When I first discovered this I was immediately confused as to why this would be necessary to receive aid and an excellent education, but confusion led to frustration. I was appalled when I realized that there are secular scholarships, grants, and colleges for every ethnicity except Caucasian.
Anyone physically different from themselves, the people of Waknuk regard as “abominations” and insulting to the pure image of God based on a fallible old book; Nicholson’s Repentances. Likewise, anyone of a different religious sect, Daesh slaughters with out of context rulings from their religious book. The KKK discriminates against people of colour, regarding them in a very similar way to the way the people of Waknuk regard Deviations. Moreover, calling the Old People’s society (probably secular) a state of “[prevailing] irreligious arrogance” displays their belief that only one way of being is acceptable, and anything else is worthy of punishment (Wyndham 40).
Furthermore, Derher confesses that with the hatred of the Christian opinion on homosexuality it will not end favorably and that “[w]ars of religion never do.” Derher is mistaken because he overlooks the fact that it is not a battle over religion, but a battle of equality. He neglects to see that people are not angry over the religion, they are angry about how the religious followers are treating other human being. The brutal treatment leads to a toxic environment for the gays everywhere. It cannot possibly be easy nor pleasant to live in such conditions where hateful words are constantly being spewed at oneself.
“Treat everyone the way you want to be treated” comes in effects with racial discrimination. Individuals creating the acts of racism do not understand the impact it has on the individual. The lack of values that individual do not possess contributes to the cause of some current racial acts; despite the many rules and regulations passed by the United States eliminating racism. DuBois and Krogarud state, “the values and ethical codes of NASW and IFSW clearly define human rights and social justice as practice imperatives” (155). Alongside the idea of values, recently empowerment has been seen to integrate social justice and human rights into the practice of social work (DuBois & Krogarud 155).
I wondered.. We’re all human beings, capable of thought and loving so why is racism still prevalent? Racism is defined in the dictionary as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” Personally, as someone who has come from another country and is coloured and has faced racial discrimination, I believe that racism is unacceptable. It is just wrong.
They do not see it is a system, a web of interlocking, reinforcing institutions: political, economic, social, cultural, legal, military, educational, all our institutions. As a system, racism affects every aspect of life in a country” (Martinez). Though some feel like racism in America today is nonexistent, it is typically because they are more sensitive to the matter and do not like discussing racism, which evokes discomfort. This then leads to an avoidance of the issue entirely, and an issue unresolved. However, those who view the world from a comfortable distance are yet to sympathize with the many who are caught up in the criminal-justice system.
Racism is an ever growing issue in the world, and something we can’t hide behind. According to dictionary.com the defintion of racism is: “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.” Race was created socially by how people perceive ideas and faces people are not used to yet. It is the “hatred” of one person to another individual, solely based on that person's belief that the person is inferior because of their language, birthplace and skin colour. Racism is an issue that has lasted throughout history, providing justification for a group’s dominance over another.
While it may seem like racism is not a problem in today’s society, it very much is. It was a larger problem before our time, as shown in the novel, The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver. People witness racism everyday, whether they realize they do or not. Racism, by definition, is the belief that one race of people is better than another race of people. It is everywhere; on the radio, on television, on social media; however, it is not prohibited like it should be.
The Progressive Era, from 1890- 1920 was an influential time in American history. There was political reform in an effort to bring about social justice, but it was also a time when big businesses thrived. However, in the past their prominence and power went unchecked, now liberal radicals started fighting for justice, making the government control the corporations before they destroyed the country. With big businesses growing at a quick pace, they needed more management, known as middle management, to control it. Alfred Chandler, a business professor, specifically a economist, analyzes this in chapter eight, “Mass Production” from his book, The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business.
Racism has changed in the United States of America since the 1900’s. Whether You support it or not, whether you participate in it or not, it’s there and it’s still a problem. It isn’t nearly as severe as it used to be, but it’s still present, and that in itself is not okay. The definition of racism I will be using today is, “A group of people feeling superior to another group of people, because of their race, sexuality, etc.”