Racial Micro-aggressions against Minorities Jose P. Polanco Carlos Albizu University PSYM 523-A Racial Micro-aggressions against Minorities The term micro-aggressions are consider a brief everyday exchanges that send demeaning messages to certain individuals because of their group memberships. The nature of racism has evolve over time from the old fashioned overt expressions of White supremacy and racial hatred to the more subtle, ambiguous, and unintentional expressions called aversive racism. Because most White people associate racism with hate crimes and White supremacist groups, they are unaware how racism has taken on an invisible nature to the extent that they have lost the perception of unintentional racism towards people of color. White Americans believe that discrimination is on the decline, that racism is not a significant issue that has an impact in their behavior and performance. In contrast, Black Americans perceive that racism is a constant reality in their lives, White individuals continue to respond toward them.
This situation eventually led to the radical change in law enforcement and criminal justice, introducing racial profiling. Racial profiling is an act of using race, colour, and ethnicity as suspicion for criminal investigation. The 9/11 attack has not only targeted Muslims, but also expanded to many other racial types including African-American, Native Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and Asian Americans including South Asians (Human Impacts of Racial Profiling). It has been a rising concern, causing many negative effects among the different racial types in North American society due to the criminal injustice based on invalid evidence, violation of rights and freedoms, and the changes in behaviour from discrimination. Firstly, the systemic use of racial profiling is solely based on stereotypes and biased beliefs instead of reasonable evidence when it comes to contemplating an individual’s threat towards society.
This is what is called racial profiling in law enforcement. Even though some people say that racial profiling reduces crime in certain areas it should be illegal because it is a form of discrimination, it violates human rights, it is unconstitutional and it is ineffective and counter-productive. Discussion Racial profiling is an illegal practice that categorizes an individual’s crimes on the basis of their ethnicity or race. The race of criminals is the scale on which it is decided that whether they should be punished or not. This is a very unfair practice.
Even after Walker published his Appeal the southern states did not want it publishes nowhere that the blacks could get a hold of it, unwavering the fact that many of them could not read. Walker even became known as wanted man by the southern states (during that time in was a bounty) to be killed just for speaking on slavery. “Having travelled over a considerable portion of these United States, and having, in the course of my travels, taken the most accurate observations of things as they exist-the result of my observations has warranted the full and unshaken conviction, that we, (coloured people of the United States,) are the most degraded, wretched, and abject set of beings
EEOC Case of Racial Discrimination against DHL The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s role in this lawsuit was to act on behalf of the black drivers who believed that they had been treated unfairly. After receiving more than 20 complaints of discrimination, the EEOC conducted an administrative investigation to discover if segregation or other discrimination had taken place (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2010). After the investigation was performed, the EEOC helped the African American employees try to reach a settlement. DHL and the men could not reach an agreement, therefore, on behalf of the federal government, the EEOC helped to process the charges and pursue litigation.
The malicious acts committed by Malcolm X reflect the idea that people ignore truth to conform to society. Known for having strong opinions, Malcolm X seems to be an unlikely victim of blind conformity. However, as shown in his essay, “My First Conk”, Malcolm X was victimized by this need to conform. Changing to look or behave like another because it is more desired by the public is due to a disregarding of self-claimed morals and values, an over emphasis of the media and outside opinions, and an insecurity. In “My First Conk”, Malcolm X assured that black people were being brainwashed to believe that they actually were inferior to white people, thus they conked their hair; which was a hair straightener gel made from lye popular among African-American men from the 1920s to the 1960s.
For it is a natural human instinct to stereotype. For centuries, we have been stereotyping different races such as the blacks. The whites used to see them as evil doers, but now we realize that it is not true. In the book, Tom Robinson was killed because he was stereotyped. If he had an impartial jury, he would have been a free man.
Racial Profiling Racism unfortunately has been a huge part of our nations history, and racial profiling stems from this racist history. “Racial profiling is the police practice of focusing on members of particular race groups for extra surveillance. The most common example of racial profiling is traffic stops of young, Black men, and it appears to be most commonly employed as a drug-trafficking interdiction strategy” (Glaser 2006, 396). Some law enforcement claim that racial profiling serves a legitimate purpose in protecting security, but in my opinion all it does is cause an unproportional amount of minorities; mainly Black males, to be incarcerated. Racial profiling does exist, and I believe is quite prevalent, whether it’s a Black male being pulled over for no apparent reason, or someone of Middle-Eastern descent being “randomly” checked at an airport, racial profiling is definitely used.
Joseph O’Donohue Crash Assignment Section 5 Crash is a film that demonstrates racial and social tensions in our society (America) today. The story is based off the directors’ real life experience with these issues. In the movie, several characters’ stories interweave all in order to show different styles of racism and of people being prejudice. When most people think about racism they most likely think about white people and black people. However, this film shows us that there is much more to it than that.
Interestingly enough, if the stereotype is correct in some cases, it can disrupt people’s lives with preconceived perceptions that can halt their success. 2. (A). Experiencing stereotyping and the negative lasting impact are unpleasant and upsetting to say the least. I have served many years in the United States Army and from my beginnings as a young African American Private to Sergeant First Class preconceived notions from others has overshadowed many of my accomplishments.