20) once they dominated a huge part of the globe. White Europeans coined these terms as a way to show that non-whites simply cannot survive in this society and that non-whites needed them in order to survive. Nothing about how the white Europeans treated the non-whites was fair. While I know that slavery and racism were the societal norms centuries, even decades ago; I truly believe that my generation is of a different mindset. While I think some of the points Mills presents are relevant, I do think some of them are a bit extreme for today’s times.
According to (Dyer 1997), whites are overwhelmingly and disproportionately predominant, because of this and their placing, they seem to be placed beyond the concept that of race. Many of those who are white see themselves as just people who are part of the human race, and those with a darker shade being those who belong to a particular race. In understanding the aforementioned, one has to understand what white privilege entails. The invincibility or visibility of whiteness can be seen almost in everyday encounter ' like the privilege whiteness carries, it is only visible to those who are conscious and invisible to white people. Colonialism and apartheid are no more, however South Africa still kneels at its exploitative feet thus many in the population remain marginalized, because of their race.
Racism is a good example of this. One side believes that their own race is better than another person’s or sees other races as inferior. Another side believes that all races should be treated equal because skin tone should not determine how people treat one another. Some do not even acknowledge that racism is a problem at all. All these conflicting views make it hard to come to a solution on how to fix the problem.
Social equality has not been reached to problems like white privilege, all though many believe that in the United States as stated in the constitution every human being has the same right but that’s wrong , many don’t realize it but white privilege still exist and it is limiting us from reaching social equality. White privilege originated before the civil war and before having “equal rights between two races.” Adding on, white privilege can be where you can notice it but also indirect. One issue that is preventing society from achieving true social equality is white privilege by not ending white race based products, not improving job acceptances for minorities and not ending society's unjust rule of racial problems effecting everyday life.
White Fragility is a term coined by Dr. Robin DiAngelo meaning “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.” DiAngelo believes white people in North America live in a social environment that insulates them from race-based stress, due to their privilege as part of the cultural majority. The idea of white fragility entails that members of the Caucasian race do not struggle as much as minorities and, through their ignorance, they believe they understand and can relate to the struggles minorities endure on a daily basis. Director Jordan Peele demonstrates this concept of white fragility through his thriller suspense film, Get Out. This film to transports the viewer to the perspective of the white dominance in America towards minorities and how powerful their role of control is in the U.S. Through projecting some of his own fears, Peele approach this horrifying reality through dark plot twists and comedic satire.
Michael gave a bit of hope and a reflection of what the baby boomers and what white youth cultures were thinking during this racially charged time back in the 70’s. He is a Democrat and a professed Yippie sympathizer. Michaels progressive views allowed to challenge those who wanted to glorify Archie’s bigoted way but more than likely this balancing act only made the show partially redeemable. There is still a lot to frown down upon when it came to the lack or minimal use of positive identity development in these
Plessy V. Ferguson Case of Plessy v. Ferguson is the case talking about the discrimination that happen between the black race and white race. It starts from Plessy a person who have mix race (not naturally white and not naturally black). Plessy think that in US they abolish the segregation happen in their country but unfortunately people in US still discriminate people base on the race that they have. To check the US especially Lousiana law, he try to buy railway first class ticket which is this ticket is only use for white people only. Since Pressy is mix race so Lousiana citizen think that he is one of black race not white race then he suppose to sit base on the black railway coach not in the first class railway coach.
Harlan did not understand why white people decided to treat colored people as beneath them. The treatment of colored people, in this aspect, clearly had conflicts with the thirteenth amendment, yet the majority was ignoring what the thirteenth amendment had stated. What Harlan said was that the thirteenth amendment was not only to banish the existence of enslavement for everybody, but to give everybody no matter what color the freedom to move about equally. Due to being confined on where they can go and what they can do, affects the thirteenth amendment. Also due to being treated as such, due to the color of their skin, affects the fourteenth amendment by not abiding to their treatment of equality.
We can talk of prominent sociologists Max Weber and Franz Boas, who attributed on the refutation of the biological concept of race, dedicated to remove the ambiguous racial aspect from fundamental social, political, or economic determination. Years ago, white viewed “any racial intermixture makes one ‘non-white’” because they put white in a category of “pure,” which meant “white as “havin’ a little Negra blood in ya’-just one little teeny drop and a person’s all Negra.” Here came with a principle of social concept: hypo-descent. Thus, “black” turned out to be a word with different meanings in society, and faced the racial difficulties with stereotypes. "Micro-level" of racism mention in the writing, in which was drawn with social concepts by Omi and Winant. The concept is more likely separates two people by a noticeable factor- race.
As white people do you ever ask yourself if your race does not play a part in our perception? I get it that being black gives people an intimate knowledge of the affects that reparations would give to them and the role it would play in their lives, but do any white people ever ask if a myopia (if you don 't know what that means is a condition of seeing things clearly up close but relatively blind to the far things) and a certain amount of privilege changes your point of view? Reparations aren 't about "white people" paying blacks for stuff their ancestors did. They 're about the United States of America compensating for depriving a piece of its population of human rights for generations, through slavery, forced segregation and Jim Crow. At