Even though the members of the fraternity apologized for their wrong acts, students who felt attacked requested others to report this incident as a biased act. However, besides the student’s request to see this as a racist act, we should also determine whether this incident is to be labeled as racist using Blum’s definition of the word “racist.”
They show a perspective that is sadly so racist and blind to the fact that they, in fact, have privileges non-whites do not. What saddened me further is that at one time I may have had some of these opinions. One person talks about how segregation is just a natural
Recently, the use of controversial words has become a heavily debated topic and has gained international attention as seemingly truthful statements to some, cause insult to others. The Times article "Why 'Redskins' Is a Bad Word", by acclaimed linguist and professor John McWhortor, was published around the time the use of the word Redskin was being debated. In the article, McWhortor aims to clarify the condemnation of the word Redskin, by suggesting that the offence does not stem from the literal definition of such words, but instead the negative and often derogatory connotations the words have. McWhorter begins by introducing the recent discussions surrounding the use of the word Redskins, especially the actions taken by Californian schools
Both groups of people were automatically classified with the sinister acts and people of their land, and weren 't given chances to be known as individual people. I feel that the treatment of the German Americans was slightly worse, since it happened at an earlier era, and there wasn 't as many laws and protection towards immigrants as there is now. I do believe that Islam and Arab Americans are treated extremely unfairly with unnecessary precautions in current today, especially since the government was much more developed and morally right than it was earlier. In conclusion, both German Americans and Islam and Arab Americans were treated in similar, harsh and unreasonable ways. It 's quite ironic that the people of the United States discriminate against people just because of where they came from, even though the people of America have committed a mass genocide which nearly killed off a total race.
The word ‘queer’ originally emerged out of an academic framework, and subsequently became used by non-academics as a term of identity in the 1990’s. Queer Post-structuralist theory sought to define sexualities as different as opposed to the goals of the gay liberation movement of assimilation and universality (Queer theory, 77). The terms gay and lesbian were not adequate for academia because they represented a different mindset and historical period of attempts to unify through similarities. In essence, the post-structuralists exposed the faults of the gay liberation movement as exclusionary (Queer Theory, 76). By taking a line of difference, academics helped form the word queer and provide it with its non-specificity (Queer Theory, 76).
hen some people think of the Nigger they commonly visualize a time where there was a very negative connotation to its meaning. They think back on the context of the word in the early 1900’s when it was used to define who African Americans were thought to be (Jones, Pg5). Some may even say that the word is so taboo that it is uncomfortable to be in the same space as someone who uses the word often. The word "nigga" is a wellknown word in the average African American’s vocabulary. While some may find it easy to use this word, they fail to realize that this is a hurtful racial slur indicated to denounce African Americans.
While it has been suggested that the song is at least semi-autobiographical, describing Lou Reed’s own experiences with electroshock therapy, much of the song’s lyrical content falls outside of that specific experience, and as a result, a queer reading of “Godiva” paints a picture of a triumphant coming out of the closet, followed by a lobotomy, symbolizing the rejection and rebuke that was the reality for so many LGBT people during this time period, which leaves the audience with an uncomfortable yet ultimately admirable art rock
Moving on to our main examples: racism, sexism, queer-phobia. What do all three have in common? They are all manifestations of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination against different groups. All three of these groups face one form or another of oppression and discrimination in modern American culture. However, the similarity goes one step further: their root.
‘Others’ are in a way shunned and alienated because they do not fit into the dominant categories depicted in our culture. This is illustrated in the essay “Purity and Pollution” by Nancy Fischer when she explained that as time has gone on not necessarily the act but the identity of the person performing the act determined the morality of it. This is why minorities can be shamed because the dominant group will claim superiority over them. Fischer writes, “people may use what we call ‘informal social control’ – gossip, shunning, giving people nasty looks, calling them names – to communicate that they are not following the norms of their social milieu and that they had better step in line and conform if they want others’ acceptance and friendship”
He taught Scout and Jem right from wrong when they were youthful, in light of the fact that their mom was no more around to show them. Atticus comprehends that individuals have great and terrible within them, yet he feels that the great side can simply beat the awful side. This is genuine
Laws, punishments, and law enforcement have changed very much since the 1930’s. Much of the racism has gone down, but it has also turned into other types of racism. Truly, the Scottsboro boys case has impacted American History in a very large way. Many people see it as a turning point of the progression of racism. A prominent change from this time period to now is the type of punishment received.
If being queer is but one part that constitutes the self then it is possible for something to be queer that is not a person or individual. Under these rules, it could be that Antigione’s religious views are what are truly queer. Her religious views exist in exact opposition to the dominant discourses around her. As I stated in my article Critically Queer, “The hyperbolic conformity to the command can reveal the hyperbolic status of the norm itself, indeed, can become the cultural sign by which that cultural imperative might become legible.” Me: Thank you Dr. Butler for this very insightful interview. I will be sure to send you a transcript of this for your own records.
To further illustrate, increasing number of South Asians American experience “stereotyping, discrimination, and racial profiling” (45) after 9/11. This is due to the remembrance of Middle Easterners. This shows that the Anti-Asian laws continue to pass down and practice in this generation, meaning they are being discriminate due to their physical appearance. Asian American persist to face Anti-Asian laws in different forms and methods. Instead of the laws, Anglo Saxon change it into discrimination toward minority and use stereotypes to show dominance and power.
Sheianne Danglade ENG 151 Professor Elizabeth Murphy Hate Crimes are a very cantankerous subject but as far back as many can deliberate they have been happening. Whether it be a bombing, a beating or maybe even just a verbal assault on someone because they are Jewish or racial assaults because they are African-American or of colored decent. Even because of sexual preference these things happen. So why do hate crimes occur? They occur as a result of preconception and obliviousness.