Statement of Purpose Racism is from a series of books that exploring ideas of social, political, and economic controversies from the national and international views of today. The author purpose for writing a book on racism is to show people different views of racism in America. Jennifer Hurley the author wanted to clear up the debates in current controversies of race problems in America. Some people believe the civil rights movement effectively eliminated racism in American society. Other people believe that racism is still alive and is prominent in African Americans lives, holding them back from their progression in American society.
"Nick Papasophocles Issues in America II May 2, 2013 Final Exam essay Race Relations The United States of America was formed on the basis of freedom for all, but the definition of “all” is very arbitrary. Racial adversity has been an ongoing factor throughout the United States’ history. However, from 1877 to the present, there have been many strides when trying to tackle this problem, although these strides were not always in the right direction. All the books read throughout this course present the progression of race and race relations over the course of America’s history. The impact that race had on individuals throughout American history is clear.
The philosophy of realism calls for people to accept racism is what is in front of us thus we should not pretend that it does not exist. Through this approach, we are able to understand the root cause of racism and come up with a solution on how to deal with challenges brought by our different... ... middle of paper ... ...survive in their new home. Both whites and black people emerged from a single descent; hence they are referred as the same species (human beings). The fact that white and blacks belong to different races does not imply they different to one another. Migration is also the cause of the existence of different cultures.
King’s vision is that all people should be judged by their “personality and character and not by their color of skin”(‘I Have a Dream”). All points he made in his speech were so strong that lots of people were interested in his thoughts. He dreamed of a land where the blacks could vote and have a reason to vote and where every citizen would be treated the same and with the same justice. He felt that all Americans should be equal and that they should forget about injustice and segregation. He wanted America to know what the problems were and wanted to point out the way to resolve these problems.
Depending on the class structure in people’s societies, stereotyping will be a problem to some people until they face reality about racial equality, also how everyone is human and equal. There are some societies that will accept reality and do something to change that discrimination on racial equality. Flannery O’Connor’s story opened our minds to understand that 1960’s, racial stereotyping was used for safety and individualism. And still to this day, racial stereotyping is still used for that reason. With this story all three characters symbolized racial equality, and facing reality that we are all human; that there’s no difference among all of us and that we must accept each other.
They tried to equate politics to cultural nationalism in which other concerns were raised (Chana, 2005). Black nationalists Leonard sweet calls for the creative thrust for black demands of American nationality, by which he means the rights accruing to American citizens and the economic benefits which derived from them. The elite group became the spokes person of the other ones who were illiterate. Black leaders wanted acceptance by the entire American, and they had to do this at all costs. The wanted all the races to be united.
It also gives us the image of what happened during the past years when slavery was practised. The book is significant in the sense that it gives even the current generation the knowledge of slavery, how it happened and the reason for slavery. It also shows us that whites and blacks are equal regardless of the skin colour. The point of equality is supported by the scene where Nat’s plans about freedom do not work but we understand that he had a lot of intelligence to plan that rebellion. This proves to us that blacks have equal intelligence as the whites since everyone being equal.
While Martin Luther King Jr. preached unity and equality in America, Farakahan supports segregation. Any organization or individual promoting a particular race diminishes uniformity. The existence of affirmative action and quotas further segregates American society by characterizing people by race and distinguishing between skin color. In order to bring people together, these classifications must yield. In employment situations, when the employer is bound to affirmative action policies, an individual of race A will receive a job before a better qualified individual of race B.
Many others stand firm in the belief that it will do no more than make cultural differences more evident and harmful. Advocates believe that multiculturalism will benefit society in many ways. It will give majority groups a better understanding of minority groups and enhance, even further, the black person's right to freedom of speech which was oppressed for so long. They also believe that it will further all Americans' right to freedom of expression and that it s hould give everyone more history to learn about. The opposition believe that minority groups already have a pathway established to give the majority groups an understanding of minority individuality, and they believe that enough steps have already been t aken to give everyone the inherent right of freedom of expression.
Additionally, the concept of civil disobedience was advertised by King, so protesters can convey their concerns to their community and their opponents by disobeying all laws that involved segregation (Civil Disobedience, www.wikipedia.org). King similarly ensured many civil rights protesters that justice will always be by their side and that it would be justice that would help them prevail. Furthermore, he preached that peaceful resistance can unite our country for future generations, disregarding our races. These concepts of Dr. King woke many African Americans from their deep slumber and united them under the same beliefs and cause. Ultimately, the unification of the African Americans had a great impact on the outcome of the war for civil rights as well as a positive reputation for Ki... ... middle of paper ... ...roduced more conflicts between ethnic groups within and outside the U.S. that would go beyond the problem of racism.