Discrimination In Globalization And Race: Transformations In Globalization And Race

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How do you make gray, is it as simple as adding black to white or white to black? There are many different ways to make gray, for example, there is a warm gray and a cool gray. Wait, isn’t all gray, gray? How do you identify the various shades gray when you are using the same colors? I give this analogy of the difficulties it is to create gray the same way, editors Kamari Maxine Clarke and Deborah A. Thomas describe the difficulties in the production of blackness in Globalization and Race: Transformations in the Cultural Production of Blackness. I agree with Clarke and Thomas’ argument that racial inequalities is so deeply rooted with social prejudices that it has inhibited who belongs in what geographic location based on historical racial…show more content…
This raises another question on how do we see blacks in Canada, in the Caribbean, in Germany and in Britain. In the essay written by Jaqueline Nassy Brown, Diaspora and Desire: Gendering “Black America” in Black Liverpool, she states, “That there is not actual space that one could call the African Diaspora…” (73). Brown argues “Diaspora” has become a buzzword for globalization discourse and that is commonly mapped space for racial formation (74). In addition, Brown contents gendered ideologies between black Liverpool and black America are social spaces that are experience, bridged, and traversed differently (75). Brown’s ethnographic research investigated black identity of black Liverpudlians beginning in World War II and the Civil Rights Movement in correlation to their relationship with black Americans. She point outs the sexist dynamics between black male and black female Liverpudlians. The black men who were predominately seaman relocated from Africa refuse to date black Liverpudlians women and married white English or Irish women. Their mulatto children produced from this union where called “half castes” (76) and struggled with their identity of blackness due to the fact their African fathers refuse to discuss Africa. Their experience and desire to understand blackness was much different from local black Liverpudlians. Interestingly, when black American GI’s came to Liverpool it created three geographical spaces: first, the introduction to black culture and music; second, the production of black hierarchy of black American GI’s; and lastly, the migration black Liverpudlians women marrying the GI’s to live the American Dream
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