During the documentary I felt largely uncomfortable. Primarily because it is the first time I have really questioned being white. I know my race, I have filled out multiple questionnaires but I have never sat down and thought what it meant to be white. White privilege does exist, and it is not uncommon. This documentary really shed light on major issues that are happening in the world today. One thing that stood out to me was the word ghetto. When that young woman broke down in tears because of the joking that surrounded the word, I realized how much I have said in my life that really could be taken offensively. Although in that context they did not intend to cause emotional distress for her, she still felt deeply about the misuse of the word. I realize now after …show more content…
It is interesting to me that white people are actually awarded more scholarships than those of color. My favorite part of the documentary is Lucas’ white privilege program. I think it is a super positive way to address the topic that is uncomfortable to talk about but a topic that needs to be discussed. I find Lucas very brave for speaking up even though his stepfather was so conservative, and he still brought his family to the program. I do think we need documentaries like this to address white privilege because it is such a difficult topic to talk about yet it still needs to be discussed. This documentary made me really take a step back and think about what it means to be white and how it can be abused so if more are made then maybe more people can be reached. From this documentary I plan to ensure a safe learning environment for my students. I do not think anyone should be ashamed of their race, I know it is naïve to believe that we could all have pride in where we come from and respect one another for
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In Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege”, she talks about how white privilege is “like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools and blank checks” (1). What she meant by this, was that light-skinned/white people are at an automatic advantage over dark-skinned people, whom in turn, become the disadvantaged. She claims that being white protected her from danger and violence and freed her to do many things that she realized other people of color could not. She believes she can get away with doing more things and that more doors are open to her especially due to the color of her skin. When relating this to the movie, “The Hangover”, it is easy to point out these concepts of white privilege.
1. How did she divide her class for the project? Why? Mrs. Elliot divided her class by eye color in order to teach her students that it was wrong to judge and mistreat people because of their physical features.
The documentary The Skin We’re In explores the severity of anti-black racism in Canada. It chronicles Desmond Cole’s journey to spread awareness regarding the issue. I found the video to be very powerful and educational although it was very biased. The Skin We’re
The documentary is based on the 13th amendment, and how a loophole in the Constitution has been used for the benefit of the white American population. The loophole allows involuntary servitude could be used as a punishment for crime, in other words - slavery was abolished, unless you are a
I learned that Mexican-Americans were discriminated against more than I was aware of during this time in our history. An example from the video showed a sign outside of a restaurant that said “We serve whites only – No Spanish or Mexicans.” I also learned that the Hernandez v. Texas was the first Mexican-American civil rights case involving Mexican-American lawyers to reach the U.S Supreme Court. (PBS) o What does the video tell you about civil rights in America â€“ for example, 1) how have our views of civil rights changed?
America is a diverse melting pot of various ethnicities and heritages all blended together to create the American society. As beautiful as that is, America as a population is mired in fear of addressing issues such as white privilege which is the product of discrimination and racism. White privilege is viewed by those opposed to it that those who are privilege received unwarranted success as a result of status, luck and privilege rather than putting in hard work or using their brain to earn their success. The existence of discrimination from white privilege comes from the privilege attained by a certain as well as oppression and social prejudice facing certain other groups or races. Individuals who are privileged in one society seldomly are unaware of their privilege, not because of their own doing, but simply because it is very easy to be oblivious to the privilege when you have never seen its adverse effect from the other side.
Whites are not aware of the privilege they have, simply for the fact that this is their life the majority do not know anything different. When you have been drinking coke every day of your life and everyone else has ben drinking diet coke labeled as coke you wont know the difference. Lipsitz (1995) affirms whiteness is everywhere in US culture, but it is very hard to see. This is how white privilege looks to the average American even though everyone else is not getting the same treat as the whites they do not understand it because they have been treated the same way or so they think their whole life as well. Minorities are getting diet coke their whole life, though they see the whites making more money, and treated better in turn they begin questioning and coming up with the
People may still be racist today, so I don 't know If the history of these events had the greatest impacts on them. Americans are still very racist today, the history although impacts people today. People today that watches the video will probably be not racist because the movie does an excellent job explaining the events on history of the great depression. Clearly, the history of the racist times have impacted people today.
Have you ever read an article that made you so mad you just had to go blow off some steam? Yeah me too, I was asked to read two articles about privilege, and I was surprised to find myself getting irritated the farther I read. I know what you’re going to say, “Well it’s because you agreed with what was being said” or “Well that’s a natural reaction to this controversy.” But honestly it wasn’t anything like that.
White Privilege in America Recently in America racial tension has increased because events that’s have been occurring across the country. Across the United States (U.S.) black men have been killed by law enforcement and this has sparked protest in its aftermath. The media has started to give more time to these problems so more Americans have learned about them. This has started a conversation on different social issues that include the dominant culture, social privilege in the U.S. As a young black man this has affected me directly.
The term white privilege has also been oversimplified by many. In August of 2014 Bill O’Reilly discussed white privilege on air, and stated that he, “does not believe in white privilege. However, there is no question that African-Americans have a much harder time succeeding in our society. Even whites do. But the primary reason is not skin color.
We've all heard the saying "White Privilege" used loosely in society. Well folks, it exists as a factual privilege given at birth to those of the Anglo-Saxon race of people, not only in America, but worldwide. Believe me folks, it comes with its perks and self proclaimed righteousness that creates its own preconceived path to success. On the other end of the spectrum, Charlamagne Tha God introduces "Black Privilege" in the book. Yes, it is indeed a privilege to be Black, African American.
Whilst white citizens may believe in the themes of the country, it may not apply to minorities. After a sequence of credits the documentary begins to chronologically show the events between 1967 and 1975. The archival footage emphasizes speech rather than
The biggest reaction I had to some parts of this documentary was anger, and it was a lot more than just that simple word. My feelings could also be described as furious, fuming, infuriated, enraged and many other words that I will not continue to list since by now you should know how I felt. One of the first things that really provoked these emotions was when they talked about intersex babies and adults. These babies were born different than “normal” babies and therefore doctors and parents made decisions to do surgery to either make the baby a girl or boy and raise it as so. The problem with this is that the baby didn’t have their voice heard, and I understand that babies cannot talk, but the parents should have waited until the child could make a decision.