The article points that when it comes to black community, we’re usually think of black crimes, robbery, drugs and so more. But is it really true, is it true that all black people are drug dealer or robbers? Are black people all criminals? The answer to that is no, this is just a bad stereotype that is place on the African American community. In every races there is imperfection, so to say that all black people are bad is unfair and injustice, and because of these stereotypes, racism still continues to grow and exist in today
First off, racism is full of stereotypes. People tend to assume, according to how one looks. We label and judge people before we even get to know them. Many humans are ignorant because of this. Atticus says in the courtroom that you can look at their conduct on the stand or go along with the evil assumption about negroes.
His greedy, inconsiderate, and criminal past are all stereotypes black people in America face. On the contrary, men were not the only black people to be discriminated. Black women were also a target of stereotypes. Wilson saw that in order to be successful or seen as an equal blacks had to conform to the most popular race’s ideals. Any ideas outside of this were shunned.
Bias is a situation in which a party shows partiality or inclination towards a certain group of people concerning their race, gender, sexual orientation or any other aspect. Research done by Nelson (2009), supports that stereotyping is a certain way of thinking towards certain people in the community.This can be categorized in many aspects which may include race, gender and much more. For example, there may be a certain stereotype towards black people that insinuates that they are less intelligent than other races which lead them to be treated this way by the community. Discrimination involves an action taken against certain people based on any aspect.Discrimination can go from unjust employment practices to social service malpractice like preventing certain people from being treated in a certain hospital.
Following the stereotypes, one can simplify the whole picture of the world and make it more comprehensible. But very often the stereotypes appear to be too generalized or wrong. One of the crucial social issues in the United States is constant racial stereotyping of ethnic minorities, which leads to the emergence of such phenomena as racism and discrimination. Brent Staples in his essay “Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space” and Judith Ortiz Cofer in her work “The Myth of the Latin Woman: Just Met a Girl Named Maria” both make several important observations about the biased attitude of the whites to ethnic minorities in the United States. Although both authors present their own life experiences and reveal the harmful consequences of racial stereotyping in the society their points of view on the ways of avoiding the conflict situations based on those misunderstandings are different.
Still racial division and inequality between black and white are very existed in American. I sometimes experience discrimination against my skin color and my belief. people first judge me before even they talk to me.