This is also problematic to our society because people of the majority can begin to look at the minority groups as even more inferior. This is because as people we do not like people who try to be different then us. Further, this could cause more violence and radicals against both the majority and minorities in
They fought against the rights African Americans had been fighting for for years. Because of the large amount of social power white people held over black people during this time period, people were more willing to listen to what non-minorities had to say over African
If African Americans will respect one another, that letter would be non-effective today. Maybe, the African American society would be better. Although, the African American society isn't the best, there is still hope for us. We, as young black men have to learn to respect one another. We have to love one another.
According to Aaron Morrison’s article titled, “Black Unemployment Rate 2015: In Better Economy African Americans See Minimal Gains,” African Americans with a college degree receive job opportunities equal to a white high school dropout. This is important because it shows that no matter the success or the education level of a person, when applying for a job, it is the color of their skin that matters most. This unequal standard for obtaining a job has led to an increase of unemployment within the black community. According to “The Black and White Labor Gap in America” by Christian E. Weller, in the year 2011, the unemployment rate of African Americans averages 16.1% while the unemployment rate of white people averages 7.9%. Furthermore, the rate for African Americans without a job is about twice as much compared to white Americans.
The public often stereotypes low-income youth of color as uneducated, lazy, lacking good family values, unintelligent, unmotivated, etc.. However, poverty among minorities in the United States is not the result of individuals, but rather is the result of structural, social issues that contribute to the poverty. New York City has some of the worst aspects of the American city when it comes to racial issues. In New York City, people of color have being unconsciously marginalized by using various tactics to isolate them. Studies have found that more than half of black and Hispanic youths are terrified of discrimination.
This not only affects our way of viewing them, but it also impacts those individuals being stereotyped. All this stereotyping can cause one to believe that they are nothing but the stereotypes that the media has set for them—destroying the formation of their self-concept. These stereotypes also causes high expectations of Black men, as they are expected to be athletically build and driven, but if one were not to be athletically built, they do not live up to their expectations and therefore lose self-confidence. This makes the film industry vital in forming social and ethnic identities as well impacting our value
In a world where people are influence to speak, act, dress and look favorable to the Caucasian ethnicity, people began to mask/lose their own identity. During the course of history, Africa American were treated in a horrendous way. This unacceptable treatment caused the diminish of their self-worth, self-esteem, and self-respect. The damages from enduring mistreatment for others and themselves led to the circulation of various movies exploring the controversies about inequality and racism against African American people.
Some studies show that wealthier students that score high on the tests have taken numerous prep classes and even had private tutors come in and help them prepare for these tests, which cost hundreds of dollars, and lower-class students cannot afford them which puts them at a disadvantage no matter how smart they may be. (Soares and Ovaska). Soares ' research has found that tests like the ACTs and SATs put low-income and minority students at significant disadvantages and have resulted in a lack of diversity at the nation 's four-year colleges, including public universities in the University of North Carolina system. He thinks high school grade point averages (GPA) would give admissions counselors a better grasp of a student 's abilities without the gender and racial biases that test scores carry. Soares shared his thoughts recently with N.C. Policy Watch, and told us why he thinks North Carolina 's public university system should turn its back on the ACTs and
Gallagher article on “Miscounting Race: Explaining Whites’ Misperceptions of Racial Group Size” has a large influence on the medias racial perception, and political identities and racial hypervisibility. In the media “the perception that blacks were overrepresented in the media, particularly on local television news… ” (Gallagher 2014, 42). This relates affects not only one black person in a certain area but everyone in that community. “Misinformation about changing demographic patterns in the United States seem to play a role in the perception of racial group size. What has been lost on the general public is that this great racial sea change wherein whites are no longer a majority will not occur until 2050.” (Gallagher 2014.47) we see how the social imagination affects people in every