Racism Essay

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Miguel Salazar YouTube Assignment Sociology May 15, 2011 Racism The concept that relates to this video is racism. Racism is defined as prejudice and discrimination on the basis of race. This video refers to Chapter 9: Race and Ethnicity. This chapter gives you a lot of information about the similarities and differences between prejudice and discrimination. Prejudice is an unfavorable opinion or feeling beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason. Discrimination is a treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit. This video shows you good example of racism, prejudice, and discrimination. My impression of this video was that is showed you a good example of racism that happens every day and you see people doing nothing about it. The one thing that really got my attention was at one part they ask a couple of what they thought about it, and the younger gentlemen said “she probably tried to use the black car right”. Right there tells you that racism will always be the same. This video doesn’t really help me because I’m of Mexican ethnicity and I see this happen to me and people don’t do anything about it. Basically what I’m saying is that people who are not a minority should watch this video and take notes, so they can become a better person. There is sometimes I witness this and don’t anything about it, for example when I used to work at Perkins I saw this older white man call this black the “N” word right in front of his face. The manager came out and didn’t even fire the guy for saying it, and we all know that discrimination is zero tolerance. That next week he said again, but this time the black guy reacted and came close of knocking him out, but he was told to leave the area. After he left,

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