Dinesh D Souza's Views Of Racism In American Society

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In recent discussions of racism within American society, a controversial issue has been whether racism is a permanent facet in today’s society. On one hand Derrick Bell, a prominent African American scholar , feels that the legacy of slavery has left a significant portion on the race “with life-long poverty and soul-devastating despair “. Bell also believes that slavery will continue to have an impact on countless African Americans day in and day out. Consider the 5.7 unemployment rate gap between blacks and whites, which was reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014. The disparity of the unemployment rate has been a problem since the 1960s and 70s, when the unemployment rate for blacks was 2.5 times the rates for whites. During…show more content…
From this perspective Souza continuously degrade the fact that racism still exist. According to Souza’s view, racism cannot be the blame for most of the contemporary struggles African Americans face. Souza strongly believe that even if racism goes away, African Americans will continue to seek hand outs and make excuses. Such as, kids growing up in single parent households, excessively long predominately black welfare lines, and inner city crimes. Souza goes to the degree of being irrational when he states that he want a repeal of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. By this Souza mean the law should be changed so that its nondiscrimination provisions apply only to the government. In sum, the real issue is how America can progress over time and live up to being the land of the…show more content…
Dinesh D’Souza‘s assertion that racial discrimination against African Americans has diminish due to culture rather than racism is contradicted by Derrick Bell argument that “black people will never gain full equality in this country”. Derrick firmly feels that a meticulous examination of African American and Caucasian associations supports that racism is a permanent feature of American society. Both Derrick and Dinesh made valid points and used examples throughout history to get their point across. Although both made valid points, I agree, and maintain that racism still exist in modern society. Growing up I have witnessed racism with my own eyes and have personally went through it. With everything taking into account, I personally feel that racism still exist in today’s society because, white people see African Americans as an inferior race. Their actions show it as they continue to patrol our communities like we are uncivilized animals. Furthermore, African Americans that are making progress such as being successful in the corporate business still have to deal with “the plight of our less fortunate brethren who struggle for existence in what some social scientist call the underclass”. The African American culture in this case study is perceived as being the reason why blacks have not progress from racial discrimination, according to Dinesh D’Souza. There’s a
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