Color discrimination occurs when a person is discriminated on their skin colour. Color discrimination happens when people different races or nationality. Sometimes Racism happens even when both people are the same nationality, because one is lighter or darker than the other. Colour discrimination is mainly very selfish and prejudice, shouting abuse and murdering of people that you don’t know, for all they know you could turn out to be a best friend in the future. Some people just don’t want black, indian culture etc, in their country which again is selfish and really quite childish.
No matter what the situation everybody always believes they are getting treated wrongly. The evolution of race relations have changed from certain ethnic groups getting treated wrongly, to every ethnic group at some point getting treated wrongly. There is no way of fixing this problem. Many believe that peace can be achieved, but that is just not probable. If everybody worked together to make a change it is possible, but that is the problem.
There are many instances where minorities are not given the chance to prosper in American society. The same system that promises all men equal opportunity has turned its back in the face of minorities. We plan to examine some segments of this system, namely the media and the criminal justice system, exposing injustices burdening minorities in America. The media, in particular broadcasting news, has catered to stereotypes of non-whites by over-representing minorities as the assailants in violent crime. These types of practices are clearly detrimental to the advancement of those who have been handicapped by the ignorance of the past.
Enslaved by this word, the African American race has fought to exterminate its existence. The N-Word carries more cruelty than any other word in the English language and can cause a chill of the spine when spoken. There are many people may feel that using the word within their race is acceptable, but it doesn’t matter how you use the word, the history is still present, and you cannot change how the word came to be. The N-Word will always have a negative connotation due to its origin. The word was created to discriminate against the African American race and meant to create a racial gap.
Race has been a topic that still causes tensions between people for. Racism has been responsible for racial profiling, stereotyping, harassment, and much more conflicts. As America is a country that has been founded by immigrants of other skin color, a person 's race should not concern anyone. The effects of racism have put minorities in a disadvantaged position, unlike the majority of Caucasians. People have been placed at any disadvantage due to their race because of biology, harmful judgements, and the effects of structural racism.
For example, if a white-black mixed couple were to display affection in public, chances are that they would either be shunned or given dirty looks and/or snarky remarks. Also, another big factor that keeps racism going is the fact that it is considered okay for certain races to say words or phrases that other races cannot, especially in things like the media. Racism is still a big problem in the US; and as long as people continue to blame their race for their behavior, racism will only grow, which will prevent the country from advancing to greater things, like breakthroughs in science, for example. Race-oriented Cities Even though many people probably wouldn’t care to admit it, most cities are judged based on what race dominates them. For example, if one were to plan a vacation to California, they would be most likely to stay in a “safe” city.
Expressing Racism in Song of Solomon, Push and The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano African-Americans often are discriminated against, suffer from a barrage of racial remarks, and even endure racially based acts of violence. Unfortunately, this crime against humanity goes both ways. Those being oppressed may retaliate as a matter of self-defense, sometimes becoming that which they despise most. In many cases the Black man is forced into developing racist mores against the White man due to past history and to the fact that Whites discriminate against them. The victim of oppression can become the oppressor and, in fact, this 'reverse racism' may easily develop into a feeling of superiority for Black people.
After reading the article one can see that people of different cultures and races are often discriminated against in America because of two factors: One, they do not meet the ideal standard of the dominant culture, which is predominantly white and middle class. And two, the media often wrongly portrays the words and actions of these people into a familiar perception that the dominant culture can identify ... ... middle of paper ... ... Iverson may dress different and have different beliefs and values, but that does not mean he should automatically be considered dangerous. The first step in eliminating our quick judgments about different people is to become aware of what our perceptions about those people are, and why we have those perceptions. When we eliminate our preconceived notions about people from different cultures and races, we will find that communicating across these cultural barriers will become not only much easier, but more effective too. Perhaps Iverson says it best, "Just because you put a guy in a tuxedo, it doesn't mean he's a good guy" (Iverson 1).
Looking at one of the oldest sources in the media (the dictionary) you clearly see racist overtones in the definitions of any words starting with black or white. Black is defined as opposite to white, African American, soiled or stained, and evil or wicked just to name a few of the definitions (Webster 68). I believe this not only fosters a subconscious negative view of African Americans, but also makes many white people think they are some how better than blacks. The defense put on by the four white Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney King in 1991, and the recent case in Ohio, are very telling of this. They claimed that they were scared and felt they might have been attacked or even killed (88).
Racism within the black community is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. In the black community, African-Americans are discriminating against each other, putting those with lighter skin complexion against ones whose skin is darker. In the African American community it’s like a battle of the skin tones. This type of racism is also known as colorism, the belief that those with lighter, fairer skin are treated with a higher respect than those with darker skin, this issue has been happening for a long time within the African American community. This form of racism is more offensive, severe, and different than the common traditional racism.