This film explores numerous Supreme Court cases that made national headlines and paved the way for history to become what we know it as of today. It delves into not only the racial discrimination and injustices but also the social implications and effects that the integration process had on African Americans. Prior to the segregation of blacks and whites there were the struggles for equality due to slavery that subsequently have carried over for generations. The film stated that segregation is against the bible. Genesis 9:27 is a wonderful example to explain why God is again... ... middle of paper ... ...il rights movement is an example of conflict theory seen in our countries history.
The standard change in 1970 where one need conscious racial intent to prove that the race had a factor in the decision making p... ... middle of paper ... ... racism in now more prevalent than overt racism in modern American society than ever before. Beside the change in time period many factors contributed to the can in culture. The eradication of unconscious racism will be a long process involving huge change in the way people in our country see themselves and others of different racial groups. One important step would be the removal of all race based decision and the removal of Affirmative action all together. The unfair privilege that minorities get through affirmative action cases racial tensions in the community.
The war manifested racial prejudices which illustrated both the United States’ and Japan’s national pride and pretensions as well as tensions and fears, creating a new form of racial consciousness. Each country created a racial framework for depicting the enemy as an “other” within their propaganda, as an attempt to provide a justification for merciless war tactics. However, these racial perceptions differed drastically. Racialization of WWII offers evidence that race-thinking is often inconsistent and transformed to accommodate various political agendas that result in social and historical consequences. World War II created an immense mobilization in both resources and ideas.
The History of Diversity in America Known as the ¡§Melting Pot¡¨, America is a country with a more diverse population than any other. But America also has a long, painful past of discrimination that has been based on sex, race, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation and various other characteristics that stray from the average white American citizen. Through the years, government has played a major role in trying to correct the past wrongs due to discrimination by enacting legislation and adding amendments to the Constitution. The primary purpose of these measures is to enforce non-discriminating employment practices and to encourage, and sometimes force, companies to increase their representation of women and minority group members in the workplace. This move toward equal opportunity has come about through numerous measures enacted throughout our history.
Considering the statistics of how discrimination against race is a relevant issue in the 21st century. Such as, the Trayvon Martin case, how people of color are treated as minorities due to their skin color, and hate acts due to racial profiling all contribute to how Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream is far from a reality. Although these oppressive acts of discrimination have led to change such as the revolution of people of color and acts to end racial profiling such as the ERPA Act. It is clear to our nation today, our society still has a long journey to conclude before equality is shared.
Yet, nothing is perfect. While this seemingly perfect disguise of America attracts most people, Ronald Takaki, who is a preeminent scholar of the United States’ diversity, looks deep into the hidden history of America, where he finds stories of serious racial discrimination, and evidences of inequality in this multicultural America. In his book, A Different Mirror, he tells us how different ethic groups struggle in the American society in the past that based on class and race, and also the way they fight against the disregarded, even distorted reality of them. If we trace back to the World War II, when we look closely at the White Americans and African Americans, we can see things have started to change, and progress were made during and after the war. We can see important instances of connectedness and interdependence between them, in which caused the society that based on class and race, and also the disregarding of reality becoming less significant.
Another Supreme Court case that helps estab... ... middle of paper ... ...ir social exploitation beliefs and even mentions a revolution. All this built up frustration in the black community assisted in such radical movements to improve race relations. Another connection as explained by James Connolly, is the rise of ethnicity in politics as a way to reach out and satisfy the “people”. This kind of innovation would never have passed earlier in history. The connection of race and race relations in the United States was an ongoing issue, and while much progress was made, there are still people who revert back to old and ignorant takes on different races as the white man.
Traditions, legislation, domination and acceptance of such social norms allow racism to be principal whether it was apparent through slavery or hidden in new laws and policies to come. Every aspect of a colored person’s life was affected upon, Education, economic status, environmental location and political rights. Those who had the power within the court system followed the Anglo-Saxon ways, making any change difficult and time consuming to come across. The beginnings of colonialism, allowed Europeans to travel the world and meet different kinds of people. Their first encounter with the New World and these new peoples, created the opening ideas of inequality.
Our book opens us up to the world of diversity and inequality in the United States. It presses on issues about groups that hold superiority towards inferior groups for multiple reasons. In “Imagine our country” our book blatantly calls out America’s problems and how we in some cases are only increasing the chances of them continuing. It helps define the differences between racism and discrimination, which I never thought about enough to distinguish before taking this class. These chapters also offer hope and ways to combat these differences, because while we may be stuck in a social loop-hole there are available ways to challenge these and make society aware of changes and in act upon them!
"-- we are all complicit and we all carry a certain responsibility for America's original sin: racism." -- David Bedrick, The Huffington Post, 10 April 2015 "Half-breed”, “Mulatto”, “Octoroon.” All of these terms at one point served to describe individuals of mixed race, particularly African and Caucasian. The controversy of interracialism has transcended generations, as well as cultures. It is a subject that, historically, has held the potential to incite savage racial discrimination, loathing, and violence. Indeed, even in today’s significantly more enlightened and politically correct views on race, interracial relationships and individuals still possess the potential to make many uncomfortable.