Unit 5 Assignment 1: Intercultural Conflict Analysis What I believe the sources of conflict are poor communication, differing values, differing interests, scarce resources, personality clashes, and poor performance. These can ultimately lead to a lot of things depending on the setting. In a work environment, it can lead to someone losing their job. Between individuals, it can lead to a fight or loss of a relationship. If nations are involved, it can lead to imminent war.
It can destroy a person’s self esteem, community cohesion and even creates divisions in society. Racism has influenced wars, slavery, the formation of nations and legal codes. In addition, racism has been used as a powerful weapon encouraging fear and hatred of others in times of conflict and war. For this reason, during the Civil War, a huge presence of racism existed. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest shows the different types of racism present during the Civil War.
Throughout the play, animal imagery such as “an old ram”, “Barbary horse” and “beast with two backs” is used to describe Othello, which portray the racist attitudes held by society of the time and highlights the belief that black people were animalistic and therefore acted on emotions, lacking rational thought, like animals. Due to the entrenched attitude of black people being second-class to white people in society, Othello himself believed that he was below the status of what Desdemona deserved. This attitude leads Othello to so readily believe that Desdemona cheated on him and why he would “most gladly have forgot it. Though sadist – Oh, it comes o’er my memory.” This shows that due to his race, he thinks that he is not good enough for Desdemona and allows himself to be engulfed by jealousy. Iago, one of the most racist characters in the play, is racist towards Othello due to his extreme jealousy of his rank, which is evident when he says, “I hate the Moor.” This jealousy is employed by Iago to his advantage by manipulating Othello’s low-self esteem due to his race to plant a seed of doubt about the faithfulness of his wife, which is abusing
* Which different examples of racism does the movie show? The way white people live vs the black. They hit them if they will not follow the law or if they will not do as the white people say. Interviews with racists: black people are to blame if anything happens to them. They say segregation is in the bible.
All of these strains add up to make a tension filled country with a lot of underlying problems, that were contradictions to what is portrayed. A clear example of tensions within Germany at this time was the strain within the minorities and against them. There was a lot of discrimination towards the minorities whom joined Germany, be it Poles, French, Jews. Tensions were there as discriminations against both the ethnicities and the religions. There was an influx of Jewish people into Germany, therefore the anti-emetic actions grew larger, despite it already being apparent that the Kaiser was anti-Semitic himself, at the end of the19th century there was a wave of anti Semitic publications, the Kaiser is known to have read these books etc.., this causes great tensions, as clearly the population agrees with their Kaiser’s opinion causing anti-Semitism to rise.
There are many destructive forces in this world that may destroy our humanity, beat down our beliefs and wreak havoc on our morals. Greed, arrogance, anger, ignoranceâ¦ but none so powerful as racism. Racism is the worst kind of prejudice in society, and as illustrated in âTo Kill a Mockingbirdâ by what befalls Tom and Helen Robinson and Bob Ewell, it can ruin peopleâs lives. An unnecessary evil, it brings down misery in some way to all who harbour or are victim to it. The most apparent victim of racism in âTo Kill a Mockingbirdâ is Tom Robinson, the black man who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell.
In contrast, Black Americans perceive that racism is a constant reality in their lives, White individuals continue to respond toward them. Micro-assaults are probably most similar that what has been called “old fashion racism because of their expression is deliberate, conscious, and explicit as seen in many countries around the globe. Racial micro-aggressions are use today towards blacks and Hispanics world-wide. Micro-aggressions reflect an unconscious worldview of White supremacy that directly assails the racial reality of non-White people. Racial micro-aggressions have an accumulative and harmful impact on people of color invalidating them as racial/cultural beings, undermining their spiritual and mental capacity, imposing a false reality on them.
(Griffin, 1996:45) This example is an illustration of the norm as it states that the Negro population is treated extremely poorly and includes racist remarks, cutting and defaming names for who the Negroes are. It speaks to the conditions they are subjected to, inclusive of what most people would take for granted, a place to eat and access to a bathroom. Another example from Black Like Me of a Norm, is when Griffin went to the bus station to purchase a bus ticket and the ticket seller did not even want to serve him or even look at him. Pg 50 “When the lady ticket-seller saw me, her otherwise attractive face turned sour,violently so. The look was so
We black and they white." This shows how there is a “colored line” and how racism divides the “white” and the “black”. In “Native Son”, racism is unavoidable. Bigger is painfully aware that he is socially handicapped by his black skin, and expresses his frustrations when he says, “Every time I think about it I feel like somebody’s poking a red-hot iron down my throat. Goddammit, look!