Summary Of Race Truth And The Two Realities By Chris Lebron

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In Need of a Government Handout There is probably no more a sensitive topic in America than that of race and the bonds of inequality. It has been known for some time that being a minority in America could cost you more than you are willing to pay. As a generation of progressives and millennials, it is common to bring difficult conversations to the forefront and have open dialogue about desired outcomes. This time is no different. I have been tasked with writing an essay that will open your minds while closing the doors on systemic racism in America. Many believe systemic racism exists but there are no plans to correct or remove it from our society. As with most difficult situations that we encounter, it is never easy to demolish those ideals …show more content…

Whether by ignorance or by will, inequality is viewed differently based on personal experiences.” He points out that when we discuss race, depending on who you are having the conversation, you are not talking about the same topic or issues(Lebron). The writer also states that we believe our democracy to be a superior form of government mainly because we have evolved to respecting the rights of one another, for the most part. The argument to that theory is systemic racism and how it continues to affect wealth, jobs, education and public services for minorities(Lebron). Other people would argue that minorities cause their own problems and hinder their own progress. The conversation constantly leads to minorities murdering their own races; they were bad people who did bad things, just not at the time of the incident; rioting when the perception of wrong doing is even mentioned, destroying their own businesses. These debates are not truly debatable because it does not change the fact of the injustice or the opinions realized. His conclusion is that America and the government is and has been reacting to a situation that should have been addressed and acted on many years ago. Because no significant action was taken then, we have a hard time choosing to understand each other …show more content…

The fight for equality is still a fight to be had with only a rock to fight a giant. That giant is racism and all of the negative implications from it. Joe Feagin describes systemic racism as “the complex array of anti-black practices, the unjustly gained political-economic power of whites, the continuing economic and other resource inequalities along racial lines, and the white racist ideologies and attitudes created to maintain and rationalize white privilege and power. Systemic here means that the core racist realities are manifested in each of society’s major parts of the U.S. society, the economy, politics, education, religion, the family--reflects the fundamental reality of systemic racism”

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