I completely agree with her people have different “advantages” based on their skin color. However, if white people had less advantage than I would assume that oppression would also decline, leading to possible equality. McIntosh provides a list that illustrates how white privilege has impacted her life. “I did not have to educate our children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily protection (Shaw, Lee, 88).” As an Arab American, my parents would constantly tell my siblings and I that we had to be careful saying “wrong” things about the government. In Dearborn, we do not really face many obstacles considering there are a lot of Arab Americans, however, as soon as we are out of Dearborn, we face constant glares, and derogatory comments, and sometimes even physical violence.
Also, greater workplaces are granted towards Whites. However, along with the concepts of acceptance, we are contradicted with an idea that race involves competition, which then leads to power and power can change the way we view each other. This causes separation and conflict between all minority groups because there is an act of superiority within our own kind. In today’s age, the model minority is looked at in the Asian American Community. For Example, in most Universities, the population is populated with Caucasians and Asians.
This is bad for American citizens who have their PhD’s because they struggle to find jobs, many of which are already taken by people who aren’t even U.S. citizens. It is a big deal that immigrants are using Affirmative Action to their advantage. There is something wrong with giving opportunities to non-US citizens over US citizens. Yes this is a big deal because if you put non-citizens and US citizens in the same job market, you are taking away opportunities from people that have been living here their entire lives. This creates a feeling of hatred between US and non-US citizens, which is the last thing we need.
Even though the social service agencies are introducing many programs for ensuring equality through anti-racism projects, the dominance of whiteness in the field will place constraints on the degree of change that is achieved in anti-racism projects (Yee, 2005). It is believed that social work is largely a white profession (Rossiter, 2005; Yee, 2005). But when a white counsellor tries to address the problem of a racially discriminated client the outcome will not reach the goal. This is because as the case worker is from the dominant group they may not be able to perceive the experience of a minority client as such. One of the qualities required for a social worker is
These articles examine the discrimination that minority groups face in our society and offers an explanation (social factors) to how this millennial obtained misinformed views. The statement “having a black president demonstrates that minorities have the same opportunities as white people” is an inaccurate view (McIntyre, 2015). This is an incorrect view because it is a reductionist fallacy. To elaborate, the millennial has concluded that because we have a black president, all minorities have the same opportunities as white people. This fallacy does not take into account the basis that black people or minorities are still discriminated against and have fewer opportunities than white people despite having a black president.
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.
Others may refuse to associate with those of the same race, negatively stereotype their own or simply identify as white. Internalized racism amongst African Americans effects an individual both physically and mentally. Internalized racism is caused due to a number of reasons. In some cases, African Americans can be raised in a predominately white community where they felt rejected as a result of their skin complexion. Or they could of been bullied because of their hair texture or their curl pattern.
However, the problem is that most Americans will never read her book, and will remain ignorant to the plight of the Black American. Thus, the problem is not that Blacks cannot assimilate into White society “properly,” it is that Whites prevent Blacks from developing their identity. In America there is a phenomenon where some people benefit from the color of their skin, while others are persecuted for the same reason. The White establishment thrust Blacks and other minorities into an “other” category, and punishes them for their differences. This system gives White people many advantages over other groups.
This movie represents how a white man struggles to get recognize in the rap industry since he is not black and since it is dominant by blacks. I think that this shows the world that it does not matter what skin you have, but the talent you have is more important. I think this ties into class on the issue of how too many times that people get categorized because the color of their skin. This shows the idea of whiteness. Black people have been used the idea of whiteness and have used it on him.
It is ridiculous to believe this because there are plenty of qualified minorities for any of those jobs. (1) Others argue that "minority employees don't know the rules that allow one to 'win' in the corporate 'game'". If this is true, then what is keeping them from learning these "rules" and what can be done to teach them? (2) While these reasons may hold some truth, it is also, as proven time after time in this country's media, a matter of race and/or gender. There is an inherit distrust on the part of today's managers (typically white males who grew up with little exposure to people from other cultures) in the abilities of others outside of the white, male work-forc... ... middle of paper ... ...of this society and this country.