In American society where “white” influence is ubiquitous, it is challenging for the diverse cultures around the United States to stay true to their backgrounds, especially when technology makes young adults conform through pop culture. Many television shows, movies, books and music all aim to influence and become relatable to their audiences which are primarily aimed toward teenagers. This steals from the audiences’ cultural background and it hampers many non-whites to make decisions revolving around the people they want to become but this becomes a false hope since this media is predominantly aimed toward a white audience. Throughout the years, the advancement in technology has made it easier for media to influence and take over peoples’
White privilege is something I didn’t have much knowledge on until this year because it was starting hit social media and I realized it affected me aswell. In this article it gave a lot of example of how white privilege is very much around still in 2015. The author of this article took a step back and was aware of their surrounding and how they do in fact get treated differently than those of colors. There are many whites now a days that don’t understand that white privilege does indeed still exist. She mentioned important examples in which I can relate to, for example when buying postcards or toys there is almost never some one of my race.
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.
White Privilege is a right or an advantage give to white people that do not apply to people of other races. An example of White Privilege is never having to worry about being interrogated by the police or authorities due to the solemn fact of your skin color. Christian Hegemony is the dominance of particular Christian ideas, beliefs, and traditions in a society where there are both Christians and Non-Christians present. An example of Christian Hegemony is when society only celebrates the most popular Christian traditions, such as Christmas, and keeps other religious holidays such as Kwanza and Hanukkah more discrete and less well known.
Patricia Collins tries to expose her readers to the term oppression and the different types of oppression that human beings can be subjected to or rather the different disparities that cause human oppression including gender and race among others. Collins (74) in her attempt to expound on the issue of oppression and dichotomous thinking argues that "one side of the dichotomy is typically labeled dominant and the other subordinate" which forms the basis of the definition of the term as being a way of thinking in which an individual is convinced that they are subject to being the dominant or the subordinate on the basis of different issues including race where the white male perceives himself as the dominant while the black male becomes the subordinate. The
Perhaps one way of defining and understanding the concept of white male privilege is to imagine that a white male walks through life with an invisible duffle bag full of unearned rights and privileges that a white male alone enjoys. These privileges are said to exist as these white males have something of value that is denied to others simply because of the groups they belong to, versus anything, in particular, they have either failed to do or have actually done. Because other groups do not walk through life with this invisible duffle bag full of unearned rights and privileges, Affirmative Action policies were initiated to provide those without an invisible duffle bag, a visible one; thus, allowing all to walk through life equally. In regards
line of information, even though its viewers tend to come up with judgment before the evidence is confirmed. Media Bias, I don’t think most realize that you only see what the media wants you to see, believe what they want you to believe. The main idea that I want to get at is these stories involving police brutality, the media focus on racism as the central issue than just reporting the abuse of law enforcement which is the central problem. Until someone decides to say something this will continue to be a problem, but it will never really seem like a problem until they presented it as one.
An African-American ethnography helps reveal African Americans’ cultural framework and values that guide their behaviors in a multitude of social contexts. A few noteworthy principles include the importance of family structures and education, the notion that limited resources result in missed opportunities and the idea that African-Americans are undervalued and not respected in society (Kennedy et. al., 2007). In America and European countries, Africans are always oppressed and experience tremendous counts of inequality. Inequality as defined in lecture is “a difference that is meaningful and results in or produces hierarchical power relations,” which renders African Americans unable to oppress non-Black people in the same sense that they are
This article demonstrates how Bill Bratton, as the Commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) from 1994 to 1996, William J. Bratton fought crime throughout the city of Ney York with legendary achievement, leading a national revolution in attitudes toward policing. Bratton adopted a “broken windows”1 community policing strategy of zero tolerance for minor offenses and championed statistical analysis to prevent crimes before they occurred. In the 70s and 80s, as Bratton continued his career in policing, institutional theories seemed dominant. Nixon’s brand of “tough-on-crime” and “law and order” conservatism meant that community relations were largely ignored by police. In 1982, James Wilson sought to re-establish some balance.
Minorities have made significant strides toward autonomy and equality in America society. Movies, television shows and the news are all part of the negative representation of minorities. Also, there is a lack of minority on television and most of the time. The minority character that does exist tends to be secondary to a white protagonist often the best friend or “the bad guy.” The media can also serve to affirm social and cultural diversity and, moreover, provide crucial space in and through which imposed identities or the interests of others can be resisted, challenged and change.
Research has shown that our gender and race are two factors that heavily shape our lives. While many people in our society tend to ignore how these two factors play a role in their life, I will be further exploring how they have impacted my life personally. With that said I will incorporate how gender norms and gender socialization have shaped my life and identity as a woman, as well as how my race of being a white person has shaped my life chances and opportunities. Gender norms and socialization structured many aspects of my life and allowed myself to have the gender identity of a woman. Over the past 19 years, I have followed certain gender norms that are commonly associated with identifying as a woman.