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    Caucasian people had developed theories to claim that the Caucasians were inferior to African Americans. Some of the Caucasian people that contributed to coming up with theories or ideas that Caucasians was superior to African Americans are Thomas Jefferson, Charles White, Oliver Goldsmith and Benjamin Rush. During slavery one of the theories Caucasians in the United States believed was that African American people were inferior to Caucasian people. One of the Caucasian people that believed this theory

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    decade the term white privilege has emerged in our American history. White privilege is the concept that one particular group is benefited which is typically identified as white people. Most of the victims experiencing harsh conditions are non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances of mistreatment. A conversation took place with a few people about white privilege whose race is identified as white. An interviewer started that “the belief that being white comes with unearned

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    abandon his state of ambivalence – a state that could have been taught via his conservative parents, as the show details. Andrew Rojecki and Robert Entman speaks about this state of ambivalence in Black Image in the White Mind: The average White American is ambivalent towards African Americans, sometimes feeling animosity or racism, other times feeling quite friendly, and sometimes holding contradictory

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    White privilege is very real in America. Though certain ethnic groups of white people have been disadvantaged in American history such as Irish Americans, white people currently possess advantages in American society when compared to people of color or non-white people. These advantages can be seen in the amount representation in the government and mass media. They can also be seen in our own day-to-day interactions. These privileges can stem from the fact that white people are still a dominant group

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    video introduces the idea of “in between people. These in between people were of European Decent and could be transformed into Americans by Americanizing them into the White American. They would be apart of a term known as the “melting pot”. A melting of all European Descent to mold them into Americans. Italians, Germans and other European could be apart of the American way of life by being taught the language and customs. This melting pot exclude black people, chinese, puerto ricans, and other

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    In American society there are many advantages for being deemed “white” but not many for females and minorities. Being white is defined the ability to be different races but still having the lack of pigment in the skin. Once deemed white in America there are many privileges that come with. One advantage whites have over other genders and minorities is occupational opportunity. Most businesses and corporations are controlled or owned by whites, which usually leads to the perpetuation of racial inequality

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    because of their acions and it's not acceptable to them nor myself. I'm ready to see a change and for the world to be one. Our African American youth is suffering the most because of our race and reputation. Most of the problems happening in the black communities are caused from a white man's perception of what the world should be. Meaning, white privilege. White privilege is an excuse for

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    The elite white men of the newly freed American society, unlike the poor white men, had plenty of time on their hands to contemplate the future of America. Wealth provided these white men time to educate themselves, whereas poor white men must spend this same time laboring to earn money. Elite men imagined of the future that they wanted versus the future that the majority wanted – the future that they believed could be successful versus the future that they believed was doomed to fail. These men

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    small slaveholders, the overseers, managers and clerks… the third class was composed of poor, ignorant dirty whites… the first and second class looked down upon the poor white trash…” The slaves were brought up being told to hate the third class, the poor whites, so in return, that caused the poor whites to hate the slaves. This then caused tensions between the slaves and the poorer whites who lived among each other in some cases. The tensions led to stereotyping other races based on the appearance

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    respect from whites. Though with an achieved American dream, blacks will have their intrinsic rights respected, valued and receive ethical treatment from whites. Moreover, Martin Luther King in his speech says “ We cannot be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by a sign stating: ‘For Whites Only’ ” , this denotes that the American dream is incomplete without human dignity. Therefore, it is crucial for everyone to realise their American dream and

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    closer look at the novel, its shows the 'othering' that African American maids undergo through issues such as rules on how they have to behave during their work and with white people in general, with the continual idea that they are less and even seen as property1. The main issue that Stockett uses tto highlight this experience is Hilly Holbrook's bathroom iniative. Her idea is to create a separate bathroom for the 'coloured' help in each white person's house. This initiative symbolises in this novel the

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    another race to better their lifestyles. It seems strange that Whites felt differently about Native Americans in the beginning than they did African Americans. I guess the difference would be that when Europeans first settled here they needed help learning the lay of the land and realized that cooperation with the Natives allowed for better success in their adventures. This allowed them to rationalize the idea that Natives were practically White and

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    The white wedding has been constructed in American Culture since the 1950’s. During that time American society was aimed toward the family, making not only marriage but children apart of the national agenda. Since then marriage has been seen as a norm in America. According to a previous lecture, the American Culture and media promoted ideas that getting married was more important for young women than obtaining a college degree. Women’s role in the home has always been emphasized in American Culture

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    Making the White Man’s Indian: Native Americans and Hollywood Movies, Aleiss discusses the history of the portrayal Native Americans in American films. Aleiss shows that Native Americans have not always been portrayed negatively or stereotypically in films, but instead they have been displayed in more complicated ways that have changed over the years. By explaining how the portrayal of Native Americans in film has changed over time, Aleiss provides a way to think about how Native Americans are being

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    In the society that we live in today some students will never know what it is like to attend a segregated school in the south. It is one thing to attend a segregated school, but it is another to be considered as a minority. African Americans are sometimes belittled and treated differently from other races. Being singled out in a massive group of people because of your race while trying to learn in school can be very overwhelming. According to Joel Spring, “Schools segregation for blacks and Latinos

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    English language. They had trouble trying to find jobs. This was different for Americans because the American people looked up to the French as role models and highly admired them. The French immigrants had many impacts on us that are still with us today. They gave us the statue of liberty, which today is still an everlasting symbol of the long friendship between the American and French people. The French and American people have always been allies and friends, and they have impacted our society

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    Drug Sentencing Policy

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    Data from The Sentencing Project shows that “African Americans use drugs at a 9.7% rate. This is considerably higher compared to 8.1% for whites and 7.6% for Hispanics” (King., Mauer, p.18, 2007). This is one of the reasons why African Americans are a primary target when it comes to drug policies and sentencing laws. This makes this group more inclined to be arrested compared to other races. Especially because, “African Americans make up 14% of the nation’s monthly drug users, they also represent

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    care patients. American Psychological Association, 11(4), 421-432. Doi: 10.1037/a0035716 Kalra, G., Christonduolou, G., Jenkins, R., Tsipas, V., Christonduolou, N., Lecic-Tosevski, D., Mezzich, J., Ghugra, D. (2012). Mental health promotion: Guide and strategies. European Psychiatry 27, 81-86. Doi:10.1016/j.eurpsy.2011.10.001 National Alliance on Mental Health (n.d.). African American mental health. Retrieved from http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Diverse-Communities/African-Americans National Alliance

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    context of homosexuality and African American expatriation in the novel Giovanni’s Room. The article by Abur-Rahman (2007) defines Baldwin’s intention of locating a place for the “outsider” through the context of homosexuality and African American expatriation in European life. Baldwin’s own experiences as an American exile in France are defined through his own identity as a homosexual male, but also, as a racial minority seeking a place of sanctuary outside of American culture. Abur-Rahman (2007) defines

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    merging of African American musical tradition and European instrumentation. 1950s rock and roll had a significant impact on the status quo of American society due to the conflicts of racial identity that were happening at the time. The period of the 1950s was the prime time in which Jim’s crow law was being practiced in regions of the United states; mostly concentrated in the South. Jim’s crow law stated that it was completely constitutional to have public facilities for blacks and whites as long as the

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