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Idenity Affected by Racism

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In society there is a lot of misconception of the term racism. According to the merriam-webster dictionary members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of others race which many people would agree with. What is racism? The normal person if asked will simply reply, not liking someone for their color of their skin. Racism from my attitude which is substantiated by historically events is a system of power .Thus is a system of power i.e. to control the world and its people. Employed by Europeans to subjugate and discriminate against other groups, in particular Africans/black people. Racism is a power which ran thru a systemic way to hinder and sabotage other groups. The system is so elaborate that it almost seems nonexistence of a systematic level. Hence this is why a lot of people do not think it exists anymore. Racism is pervasive in society and remains a silent code which has a profound effect society. I would explore how identity is affected by racism >>>>…
Vocabulary, defines identity as an individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known. In other words it’s how one view, look, see and define themself. Many people identity are influence from religion, environment, parents, culture, gender, teachers and textbooks. Media also shape one identity, which includes TV, news, movies, radio and etc. One’s identity can be shaped my many different things or experiences. The things that shaped my identity are family, race, culture and my environment. My race is very important to me and that’s how I know it took a big part in shaping my identity. My race represents my ancestors and my ancestors are part of me. I contacted Trevor Musa for a knowledgeable discussion on identity and rac...

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...usness His primary focus was giving his speech and willing to sacrifice his body to his opponent in order to give his speech.
Furthermore, Ralph Ellison not only used the “the battle royal’’ to display the double consciousness the narrator, he literally showed the techniques of the struggle for equality for blacks. One such example is that of the white stripper. Ellison used her to show how Black men were threatened by white men if they looked at a white woman. It is as if there was inferiority complex whereby though this stripper is at the lowest level in society, black people are inferior to her. This aspect of the story is a reminder of fourteen year old Emmit Till of Money, Mississippi who was killed by a group of white men because he “whistled” at a white girl. By studying the narrators’ pattern, I understand the struggle with accepting his role in society.
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