There has been a lot of issues with police officers killing men of color during confrontations. Many times the men had been compliant and yet they were still shot at and killed. This is an event that shows that there may not be verbal attacks on African Americans, but there are actual acts that are shown where blacks are still being misjudged and it is not fair. The times have changed and our society has evolved, but sadly there is still this racism Hegel illustrates in his text towards people of color. While reading this text I felt that Africans were set up to be seen as inferior and therefore they had to be Christianized and Westernized.
Jim crow laws, The KKK, and the horrible treatment towards minorities led to the continuance of racism in the country. Since the beginning of slavery, blacks have been treated unequal and when other minorities started coming to the U.S. in the 20th century, they were treated unequal as well. This has impacted 20th century American history because wnhites have always been treated better than any other race, many people could argue that this is still true today. The main cause of segregation in the 20th century were Jim Crow laws. Jim Crow laws were, racial segregation laws from 1876 to 1965 in the United States, for example "1) Reform Schools: The children of white and colored races committed to the houses of reform shall be kept entirely separate from each other.
Racism, which is bad enough, led to things much worse for African Americans. “Along with restrictions on voting rights and laws to segregate society, white violence against Af... ... middle of paper ... ...ows that we have come a long way. But despite this, we can’t erase the fact that our country once was segregated and treated those of different races inequitably. Works Cited Appleby, Joyce PhD., Brinkley., Alan PhD; McPherson, James PhD. The American Journey 2003.
At the same time, the criminal justice system has encouraged and persisted in racial and discriminatory actions continuing the emancipation of blacks from society. Consequently, African American families are harmed in countless ways, form psychological to material suffering experienced by the entire family. The impact of incarceration on African-American men also results in awful consequences that limit their ability to become employed, to get an education, and even to participate in the political process. History of Societal Discrimination Befo... ... middle of paper ... ...ishers (p.87-216) Iguchi, M.Y., Bell, J., Ramchand, R.N., and Fain, T. (2005), How the criminal system racial disparities may translate into health disparities. Journal of Health Care (2005) 48-56 Minton, Todd (2012).
On top of that, most African-Americans in that time period had very difficult lives. People who attended First Purchase were required to pitch in and raise money for Helen Robinson, because she was u... ... middle of paper ... ...act that black men are not always guilty. The racism in Maycomb prevents proper justice from being served, resulting in terribly unfair verdicts. As Scout grew up in Maycomb, she learned about the people who live in Maycomb. By being exposed to events with explicit discrimination, judgment, and racism, Scout has become aware of the negative aspects of Maycomb residents.
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 is the mistreatment of a group of people on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, place of origin, or ancestry. The term racism may also denote a blind and unreasoning hatred, envy, or prejudice (Dimensions of Racism). Racism has had a strong effect on society. Despite the many efforts made to alleviate racism, what is the future of African Americans' Racism's long history, important leaders, current status, and future outlook will be the main factors in determining how to combat racism. Racism is still present in many societies, although many people are doing their best to put an end to racism and its somewhat tragic ordeals.
But one of the biggest problem that we face today is the fact the appropriation, an act in which it downplays the significance of a culture or race, is being downplayed itself. Many in today’s world still don’t accept that appropriation is a real problem. They thing that these are just very common things that should happen, which is the exact outcome of cultural appropriation that so many minorities fear, the privileged taking the image of the oppressed for other uses. These people who think that don’t even consider themselves to be racist or a bigot, even though their action are cheapening another human being’s culture. This is how racism has evolved, to the point where it is so integrated into the minds of so many that it doesn’t even occur to them that what they are doing is extremely degrading to another.
Additionally, conceptual examples of white negligence regarding black people provided by Toni Morrison will be used to further the argument of Twain’s racist views. Mark Twain is loose and irresponsible in his excessive use of the word “nigger”. It appears as if Twain has no regard for black people regarding the derogatory nature of the word. To him, it seems as if it is just some other ordinary word to describe people of color. He, based on his numerous uses, is negligent and possibly oblivious to what offense the use of the word might have toward black people.
Kapur offers us a number of examples of what the signs of (subtle) racism are; many of which may not be obvious to readers. SoR provides proof that the antagonistic sentiments of racists are due in part to not one, but several factors - each offering a very convincing argument. Kapur provides signs that at first may appear benign, are actually deeply motivating factors of malevolence to people of other races. SoR makes it quite clear to all, that racists do not feel compassion for members of the race which they are displaying their 'subtle' partiality. Racism is shown to stem from an individual who needs to maintain (albeit, an imaginary) position of supremacy.