The concept of race is not supported by factual evidences. The color of the skin does not have any relevance to the physical and intellectual capacity of an individual. History tells of how people fabricated race for political purposes, to instill obedience upon those they struggled to dominate. That is not the case today. People of color are now protected under the law; they are entitled to equal opportunities with the white.
The Government Census Should NOT Focus on Race Lets be honest, does it really matter what race you are? I mean does it really matter where you come from? The color of your skin, the culture and value you carry. Unless you are oppressing one race to feel good about yourself, Why should race matter. The fact is, It shouldn’t matter as long as you are honest and is respectful to others.
This was a process of forced cultural abandonment of religious or ethnic minority groups in order to establish a larger community. Lastly, the model minority is a group that can achieve a “higher” degree of socioeconomic success than the average minority, this is including income, low criminal rates and stability. This causes separation and conflict between all minority groups because its an act of superiority. Although these concepts are seen to be positive by society, racism and white supremacy transcended into contemporary institutional barriers of prejudice, contributed by factors within our own minority communities such as assimilation, colorblindness, and the model minority. “Color is something White people deeply desire, but cannot posses.” (Welsing).
Affirmative action should be abolished solely because we do not want to make the same mistake our society made in the past --- discriminate according to color. Two wrongs do not make a right. Many people say that we should keep affirmative action to render fairness to the minorities because of the wrongs that was once put on to them. This simply does not make sense. To compensate someone, a person must have gone through an experience.
So, with similar rational, it could just have been that everyone else is morally superior to ourselves. The ethical egoist seems to be completely arbitrary in this decision. This theory doesn’t even know why it is putting us, ourselves, above everybody else. One can compare this to a racist who says white people are more superior to blacks (Rachels). Several decades ago they would rationally argue that blacks are intellectually inferior and a threat to the world peace but today there is substantial amount of evidence to refute these claims.
III. DECONSTRUCTING THE LATINO APPEARANCE STANDARD The Court’s reliance on facial appearance is misguided because there is no such thing as a Latino appearance. The appearance standard is distorting the identity of the Latino community by conceptualizing it as one monolithic entity. These conflations of identity ignore the diversity of the Latino community. The idea that Latinos are all dark skinned and undocumented is just a social construction and is not reality.
The true reality is that minorities are more likely to suffer from the need of opportunities. Political leaders don’t like to talk about race. “Democrats mention race as little as possible, even though minority voters are crucial constituents, because colorblind positions are far more politically popular”(Sanger,2014). Political leader understand that by ignored the racial inequality issue. They will not have to pick side.
Dictionaries are not much help in understanding what is meant by the word. They usually define it as the belief that one's own ethnic stock is superior to others, or as the belief that culture and behavior are rooted in race. When Americans speak of racism they mean a great deal more than this. Nevertheless, the dictionary definition of racism is a clue to understanding what Americans do mean. A peculiarly American meaning derives from the current dogma that all ethnic stocks are equal.
The biological differences from different races should not be overseen as a major basis of social acceptance and social action. Hence, the unity among the people is the main thing. Discrimination creates a barrier in communication between those who discriminate and vice versa. The problem of racism can be eliminated. It will however take time for the US foreign policy to work things out through the help of the combined effort of the people.
Affirmative Action is Not Reverse Discrimination Affirmative Action is not meant to help blacks because of the color of their skin, but because they deserve compensation for past and continuing injustices. Opponents may criticize the wisdom of how this compensation is meted out, but they cannot question the principle of compensatory damages, which enjoys a long tradition in our society. To many opponents of affirmative action, a color-blind society should not discriminate at hiring time on the basis of color, sex, etc. This would make the preferential hiring of blacks just as wrong as preferential hiring of whites. Furthermore, opponents claim, the introduction of past injustices does not change this logic.