Global Inequalities In Race

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Confronting Global Inequalities in Race, Ethnicity, Coloniality: A Proposal on creating international awareness “The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.” Samuel P. Huntington I would like to discuss how colonialist ideas of the developed world play into the dynamics of race, ethnicity and capitalism in the global realm. My proposal can be explained in this short statement from the UNDP in 2005 that was cited in the sections first reading Race in the Ontology of International Order. “In an increasingly knowledge-based global economy about 115 million children are denied even the…show more content…
Since the downfall of colonialism in the mid-twentieth century racial repression has taken a different forms to continue repressive social constructs. The movement from institutional racism to social racism helped create a stronger sense of nationalism within western nations. The movement from internal racism to solely external racism has been under construction since the start of post colonialism. The transition to this new stage of inequality is a process that has been underway since the policy adaption of the civil rights movement. This change is slow to occur due to many factors but most importantly its delay is because of lingering restrictive norms, which still plague minority groups to this day. This new form of inequality has been created through the evolution of colonialism into the now state centric view of capitalism. The reformulation of imperialism into capitalism has created further economic and social discrepancies between western nations and undeveloped nations. This new form of global inequality now back by governments allows for legal exploitation of resources in developing nations. This has in part help create the divisions between rural and urban by tagging rural societies as ethnic groups and un-democratic and urban areas as reformed and democratic. This distinction affirms the actions of capitalism by pushing the rural or ethnically labelled societies further from the picture concerning inequalities and human rights. This in return creates a misconstrued interoperation and representation of these ethnic groups that allow for their continuing exploitation on the global level. This exploitation was only furthered after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 when the United States heightened its national security to protect its citizens from the uncivilized “others.” The implantation of such nationalistic policy furthered the
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