Systemic Racism In America

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The subject of racism has remained one that has caused varied reactions, especially in America in all platforms. There have been facets of a dispute concerning the issues of prejudice amongst the elite. In trying to exploit the topic of racism, there is a necessity for the identification of the problem as a fact or frame. In the Essay “Loot or Find Fact or Frame” by Cheryl I. Harris and Devon W. Carbado, they reflect the role of the media in the exemplification of the dealings that were happening in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Harris and Carbado also explore the effect that frames had in defining and understanding the facts. The interpretational structures in which instinctively molded how events were being seen throughout this period…show more content…
The black schools had less than half the government subsidy of white schools. The pay for blacks was a fraction of the pay for whites. African Americans were forbidden to go to town after dark or purchase beverages from stores owned by whites. Blacks couldn’t eat nor purchase goods from their restaurants; this was Adam David Miller’s realism growing up. Whites were incredibly privileged whether they believed it or not. In a report I read “Systemic Racism in Higher Education” they spoke about the G.I Bill, which was a bill that would grant higher educational benefits to all World War II veterans. In this report, they mentioned “White veterans were much more likely to cash in their full benefits, veterans of color were often denied access to their subsidies. Even when veterans of color were successful in accessing their G.I Bill benefits, they were frequently tracked into vocational programs and less selective colleges and universities”(51). This was the reality for many African Americans including Miller. What amazed me about Adam David Miller was his lack of hate or bitterness in his words. He was intensely affected by these trials in his life. At the period he frequently did not apprehend he was going through such life-shaping events. Miller’s book is truthful and genuine, generally revealing things of himself that take great bravery to put to paper. His forthright…show more content…
However, what they fail to see is that it’s a social fabrication. In America, there’s a singularity where some individuals have advantages because of their skin color, while unfortunately others are victimized for the equivalent reason. The deep-rooted controversy of inequality and prejudice has insinuated the social fabric in our American society and government, as African Americans still experience discrimination on all levels until today, but society seems to be blind to that fact. As mentioned in the article “Redesigning Racial Caste in America via Mass Incarceration” written by Gilda Graff, “The extent of America’s continuing blindness to the New Jim Crow can be seen in the presidential nominee Obama’s 2008 Father’s Day address about missing black fathers, a message delivered many times by black ministers as well as by Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, and Louis Farrakhan” (126). As an example Kimberly Houzah, a twenty-seven-year-old woman was kicked out of a Victoria Secret store at the Quintard Mall in Oxford, Alabama. As Houzah was shopping another black woman was caught shoplifting, she said the manager walked up to her and the only other black women in the store and asked them to leave. The manager assumed because they were black as well that they were accomplices to the lady that was caught
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