The debate on race inequality in America cannot go on without analyzing the past history of America. The mindset of some Americans is still inclined to the old believes on the skin color segregation. There are still divisions in America on whether all races are equal or not. In the recent past, the riots in Boston have shown that still the cases of discrimination are still rampant in the United States despite the enormous efforts by many lobby groups to adjudicate for respect of race. The handling of the residents of the United States in the crime scenarios is also questionable despite the fact that America welcomes immigrants of all origins.
A very big issues in the United States are the immigration laws and controversies among the American people. America is known to be a culturally diverse country, welcoming all who desire the American dream. Many white Americans strongly disagree with immigrants being in this country. Americans target the Latinos more than they do any other racial group. America, the land of the free, the land of endless opportunities is full or prejudice, racism, and discrimination.
In America, discrimination against other cultures seems to be a problem that has almost always been present. Currently, I would think that most immigrants and people from other cultures seem to feel ashamed to express their individuality in a country that says it “values” individual expression. This
Mexican-Americans, also known as Chicanos, began to organize in order to eliminate the social barriers that prevented them from progressing in American society (Bloom 47). Throughout the years of the Chicano Movement, Mexican-Americans had a “desire to integrate into the mainstream culture while preserving their own identity” (Bloom 47). The Chicano Civil Rights Movement was a progressive era when Mexican-Americans had goals that they wanted to accomplish and sought reform in order to be accepted as a part of the United States. The Chicano Movement, like many other civil rights movements, gained motivation from the everyday struggles that the people had to endure in the United States due to society. Mexican-Americans, like many other ethnicities, were viewed as an inferior group compared to white Americans.
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. This clearly relates to my own history based on the fact that various races are still being discriminated and treated unfairly and looked at as unequal. I can only hope that one day the whole population of the world can do the right thing and look at everyone as equals. "
We can all envision what the United States has to offer too many immigrants that come and seek opportunities. The city of Los Angeles can be portrayed in many ways; however, one can agree that the city has one of the most diverse populations. Its cultural and historic events have directed many to have an impact on their surroundings. For instances, historically speaking, there are many injustices and unfairness such as Ruben Salazar that have contributed to the tapestry of Los Angeles. Salazar was a journalist who had the advantage of speaking his mind and voicing his opinion that lead to the Chicano Movement.
The social issue that will be covered in this paper is the role immigration plays in daily life for both legal and illegal immigrants. This issue has seen a more prominent place as of late due to many events thought to have been caused by the allowing of members from disagreeing societies into America. The sociology of immigration involves the sociological analysis of immigration, especially with regard to race and ethnicity, social structure, and political policy, significant concepts include assimilation, enculturation, marginalization, multiculturalism, post colonialism, transnationalism and communal cohesion. The point of view is different for many since America is a place of complex admission. Some people were forced here and those same people’s ancestors are not welcome members of this society that has robbed these people of generations of togetherness.
The United States of America is a multicultural nation and we are still struggling with racism in America. Many people believe that racism may be an issue of the past and not relevant to our society. But with racism there are two major types and it’s either covert or overt. Covert racism is the most likely form of racism, which is defined as hidden racism as opposed to overt, which is out in the open racism. The United States of America is a nation full of immigrants; however, the country faces just as many racial issues as in the Civil Rights era.
Instability is current state in the racial and ethical makeup among the Americans. There are various large measures put in place by the Asians and the Latin Americans in respect to their large assorted of their cultural and phenotypic multiplicity. Despite their effects, there is the likely hood of those acts becoming blurred. This is because of the intermarriages and the increase of the high number of people with mixed ancestry practices (Laham, 2000). Description of the ethical and racial groups among the Americans is referred as kaleidoscopic because of the already given descriptions and interpretations related to the cultural practices.
There are an array of races and ethnicities making their presence known in the United States, which has added to the tension of the larger issue. Since I am most familiar with the issues surrounding Latinos, I will focus on this subgroup to attempt to explore the complexity of the problem. Even among the Latino/Hispanic category the variability between subgroups is immense. There are people from many different countries, white Latinos, black Latinos and most commonly mixed Latinos. Just the variability within this subgroup makes categorization complex and is often confusing especially when filling out paperwor... ... middle of paper ... .... 40) then there are no obstacles for everyone else to ‘make it’.