We will only continue to hurt ourselves by not welcoming diversity. Racial discrimination is an offense against our fellow human beings, who were created in God's image. We must have a evolution of process to make change happen. This is the only cure that will aide the Americans in becoming less racist. Change is not instantaneous nor will it happen over night.
He does bring up a valid point about dialogue being important in order to find a solution to racial strife. Yet, Wachtel undermines his own premise by using counter-productive reverse racism while extensively declaring productive inner racial communication as a solution to racial strife. I don't have a solution for racism. Trying to repair the negative effects on society by racism cannot be done by endlessly blaming Caucasians for being the problem. Dialogue must continue between all people to find a resolution and move beyond racism.
Racism itself can be said to be “false linkage between biology and sociocultural behavior to assert the superiority of one race” (ETHN-100 Glossary, UNL,). There are two types of racism individual and also institutional. Xenophobia also according to the ETHN-100 glossary is said to be the “irrational fear of or contempt for strangers or foreigners”. In my interpretation into my own words I would say that racism are beliefs and judgments made based on the society’s standards that lead one to discriminate, and one group either directly or through the use of institutions. I would also say xenophobia to be the using one’s culture by way of ignorance to belittle another’s culture, and ideologies according them inferior.
Dr. Bobby Wright list a few keys ti understanding the Psychopathic Personality (Karenga, 2010). The first key to understanding the Psychopathic Personality to understand that Whites have created many distraction from reality that have effected Blacks consciousness. (Karenga, 2010). Dr. Wright also points out that Whites are psychopathic from the Black perspective (Karenga). Dr. Wright gives a definition to clarify the reason for Blacks seeing Whites as psychopaths; he says that psychopaths are “one who is constantly in conflict with others and unable to experience guilt, completely selfish and callous and has total disregard for the rights of others” (Karenga, 2010).
Next, Institutional or systemic racism refers to the laws, policies, practices, rules and procedures that operate within organisations, societal structures and the broader community to the advantage of the dominant group or groups and to the detriment and disadvantage of other groups. Institutional racism may be intentional or unintentional. Jim Crowe is a great example of institutional racism. Jim Crow laws were the name of the racist caste system put in place to segregate African Americans, Hispanics and any ethnic minority. Theses laws made it so non whites could not integrate with minorities.
Mr. Ewell’s testimony is a prime example of how characterizing one by race leads to inequality under the law. In addition, racists’ prejudice impair the ability to recognize the decency of coloured people, inevitably creating a society in which coloured people are perceived to have a different level of morality thereby rendering them morally inferior. When Tom Robinson testifies that, “I felt right sorry for her” (Lee, 264), instead of interpreting Mr. Robinson’s righteous concern for Mayella Ewell, who has an abusive father, as a compassionate thought, the predominantly white, racist courtroom takes away that a coloured man is pitying a white woman. It is evident in the courtroom that racist views neglect objectivi... ... middle of paper ... ..., would’ve attacked Tom, thus showing that racism is persuasive enough to overtake one’s humanity and generate unconventional and harmful actions. Furthermore, emotional outbursts during which a racist is oblivious to his actions and surroundings cause those who come in contact with them to lose a sense of security.
If it is racism, what do we do about that? SUMMARY OF THE SOCIAL PROBLEM First let’s answer the question, what is racism? A full definition of racism according to Merriam-Webster.com is a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race (2014). Every difference from the upper class, the ruling, class, the group that holds the money and power, is a stratifying call to lower class identification. Racism has been practiced throughout human history and is still used as a way to justify unequal treatment and enslavement of many groups of people.
Racism is contempt for people who have physical characteristics different from your own (Nanda and Warms 1). This concept is often combined with what is called racialism. Racialism is an ideology based on the following suppositions: There are biologically fixed races; different races have different moral, intellectual, and physical characteristics (Nanda and Warms 1). This is the ideal that many people engage in consciously and the way some people think without even realizing it. The only way to overcome this derogatory belief system is to define the meanings and misunderstandings of racial differences.
This is what “unintended” racism has done to our society. It blocks judgment, makes people to jump into conclusions, and can reveal one’s true identity. African Americans are at the scope of racial profiling. Racial profiling is making assumptions that particular individuals are more liable to be involved in misbehavior or unlawful activities based on that person 's race or culture. Racial profiling drives an abusing message to the people that they are pre-judged by the color of their skin.
Racism, it is defined as the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races (Oxford Dictionary, n.d.). In layman’s term, it is an idea wherein one group treats another in a negative way leading to the outcasting of one form to another. One of the major basis of racism is the physical appearance of a person that trends to be a discrimination in the society. Not only the physical aspects are being judged but also the culture, tradition and practices are been after for. In racism, it is always viewed as the barrier between the black and white in terms of who is being more civilized.