Racial Profiling: The Elephant in the Room Kumail Nanjiani once said, “It must be good to be white and just represent yourself and not your entire race”(Weatherspoon). For centuries, society has had definite stereotypes on people of different races. These trends can date back to slaves in Ancient Greece to right now in Baltimore. Racism has been a problem ever since one society viewed themselves as better than another. Stopping racism is essential for the mollification of international relations as well as the way people view each other in any country in the world.
Race Matters 2/25/14 Peggy McIntosh and Dr. Tatum’s Look at White Privilege Peggy McIntosh, an American feminist and anti-racist activist, most famous work was her essay “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work in Women’s Studies”. Peggy McIntosh suggests that white people are born with certain advantages and privileges that are merely a function of the race they were born into. Whites are born with this set of advantages that simply make life easier and more comfortable. While the vast majority of Caucasians are either unaware or reluctant to acknowledge this phenomenon it is one of the most powerful manifestations of racism in modern society. Peggy McIntosh gives an account of the unearned privileges of the whites and the males in the United States.
Politically, Wright and Hurston were polar opposites, which in turn, led to the deepening of their hatred for each other. Their different political views also led to varied feedback from readers. Richard Wright was a progressive when it came down to the rights of the colored, yet he was a conservative when it came to women's rights. He believed that the colored should fight for rights equal to that of the white man, yet at the same time he stated that women's subordination below men should be maintained. On the country, Zora Neale Hurston stood firmly on conservative grounds on the topic of black rights, yet was mostly progressive on the topic of women's rights.
While there may have been many who disliked and hated African Americans, the Civil Rights campaigners crafted and cunningly planned tactics to permanently change the opinions of the brain-washed racists using methods and people, such as: Little Rock, Martin Luther King and Rosa parks (bus boycotts) – as source 7 displays R. Parks being arrested for refusing to give up her seat for sitting in the ‘white only seats.’ Racism was also stored in the hearts and minds, which can be identified through Source 3, which shows the two separated sinks that a black and white person would use – the clean, spacious tap for the whites, and the dirty, tiny tap that the black people would use. While some may argue that Little Rock was the most important event of the civil rights campaign, others may argue that Little Rock was not the most important event. However, it is clearly evident that Little Rock was indeed the most important tactic to tackle segregation. Conversely, it is clear that Little Rock was not the most important event of the Civil Rights Movement. For example, in Source 13, a young, intelligent, black girl is present being violated, spat on and yelled at by the white, racist crowd.
Ceyde Santiago Essay Option 3 Cultures and Diversities The “American Skinheads” film sort of discussed me. I feel the American race is based on German, English, Polish and many other nationalities; to say the white is right, there is now exact nationality for white. “Inside the New Black Panthers” film I was disturbing as well. For African American people to march around saying “black power” and making people aware of them and how they feel about white people is wrong. The first people on American soil were not white people and they were not black people.
After the civil rights era’s and all of the bills and supreme court rulings like the transportation equality act, prohibited discrimination In public accommodations, educations and employment, Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and the American Indian Movement just to name a few. These acts were implemented to remove oppression but actually today in 2014 Oppression is still happening especially on blacks and Hispanics. The oppression happens as a bi product from white privilege. People are oppressed because African Americans and Hispanics cannot do certain things that white Americans can do. This can be linked to negative stereotypes about these races.
There were many reasons that made the problem of “the color line” more and more definite. In Plessy v. Ferguson “the justices legalized racism by stating that separate spaces for different races were allowable by law as long as they were equal.” (Bowles, 2011) They were, however, anything but equal. The blacks had to endure sub-par schools, churches, hospitals and restaurants. This was a constant reminder that they were considered second class to the white citizen simply because of the color of their skin. Though the fifteenth amendment gave black males the right to vote a poll tax was introduced to eliminate the black vote.
Special Privileges Are a Disadvantage to All Despite the fact that the Affirmative Action has been over for decades, tensions still exist over the issue of giving special consideration to underrepresented minorities. Affirmative action programs were established in order to increase the diversity and representation of minorities in the employment, education, and business areas that they were previously excluded from. The debate among race-based preferences continues to ignite animosity when distinctions between racial and social equality become blurred. In the past, schools granted a higher chance of admission and set quotas for minorities, primarily consisting of African-Americans and Hispanics. Today, these quotas have long since been banned, but some argue that special considerations toward minorities are still apparent and disrupt their rights for equal opportunity.
On the other hand, the anti-imperialists argued that it went against our American democracy and was harmful to the territories we were trying to acquire and our country itself. Even though they had a major difference, they had one similarity in that they both wanted the country to progress and become more successful through overseas expansion, just not using imperialismto justify it. Imperialist thought it was their duty to take over the smaller countries in order to save them from themselves because they were not fit for self government. Behind the imperialists were a plethora of people and they all supported it for multiple reasons. Blacks at the time liked the idea because it gave them an opportunity to serve their country and have perfect unity with the whites as well as patriotic unity for themselves (doc1).
S. Gold mentioned that in his article and attributed it to David Stoll. However, this is a conclusion reached based on the issues raised by the part of the American population that sees only the detrimental side of immigration. That attitude is one of fear and paranoia. There has always been a part of society that is very concerned about the purity of the White race. Many of the reasons that the original colonies chose to break from the British and the reason other Europeans came to this country was to live freely, worship freely and create a less repressive society.