Both peoples had to deal with the contrasting views of themselves and the white Americans’ view. From W.E.B Du Bois “The Souls of Black Folk” his idea of double conscious can be applied to both Native Americans and the Chinese. Double Consciousness is the idea of a veil being put over one so that others cannot see you clearly but you see yourself for who you are and how others view you; this creates the double consciousness and the dual self-perception. The Native Americans and the Chinese became painfully aware of this new perspective of themselves and were forced to cope with it. Xenophobia continues to test Americans with races relations to African Americans, Mexicans and other minority groups.
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. Though racism is a controversial subject, many other subjects have received just as much controversy. One of these is discrimination. Discrimination is the denial of equality based on personal characteristics, such as race and color. Racial jokes and ethnic slurs are obvious examples of racial discrimination.
Racism is a part of everyday thing it's the belief that particular race is better than the other leading to abusive or aggressive behaviour towards members of another race. "Stop Hate 2000" campaign stated that the causes of racism are xenophobia, the fear of different people. An element of xenophobia is present in racism. Deep fear can express itself in racially motivated violence, a need to feel OK, to feel worthwhile. This can result in people wanting to feel superior to others, Allows one group to socially, politically, and economically dominate other groups.
The phrase” yes we can “by Obama help the minorities to believe that there is nothing impossible if we work hard. Racial inequality still affecting immigrants in the United States and we sometime don’t realize it. There are lot immigrants with master degree but some people assume that they are criminal because they skin color or race. It is unfair to judge people by the color, language or place of
Race issues are so fundamental in American society that they seem almost an integral component. Some Americans believe that race is the primary determinant of human abilities and capacities. Some Americans behave as if racial differences produce inherent superiority in European Americans (whites). In fact, such individuals respond to people-of-color and whites differently merely because of race (or ethnicity). As a consequence, people of color are injured by judgments or actions that are directly or indirectly racist.
But not everyone believed in white superiority, but in equality. There were multiple groups for and against this type of segregation. “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored... ... middle of paper ... ...rnment cared about the deaths and segregation that was currently happening at that time. As the years went on, African Americans were cared about less and less, and hated more and more. The Jim Crow laws were discriminating to African Americans because they received unfair punishments, no one cared about the African American’s opinions, and they replaced slavery with laws that encouraged racial inequality.
The black codes suggested that the blacks were still the inferior race, and they also show the reluctance the south had to change their lifestyle after the Civil War. The black codes returned political, social, and economic power to the white southerners. Black codes also affect us today. If black codes were never enforced during reconstruction, black people would have been able to be a part of the government much sooner than they did. They would have been able to vote, marry interracially, work where they wanted, and get an education.
These negative sentiments are also reinforced by events that occurred during the time, such as the previously mentioned Seclusion Act and the People v Hall trial. They also degrade the Chinese man by depicting him as a crawling creature and by categorizing them with the black slaves. Works Cited Franks, Joel. "The "Orient," Hawaii and Antebellum US to 1860." 29 Nov. 2011.
However, it is a little different for the African Americans. African Americans, they were being looked at as a lower class citizen, originally brought over as slaves. Even after the war, regardless of the fact that many of them are free citizens, they are still being kept from many of their rights. Even with the different causes, the African Americans and the Japanese American experience discrimination in a similar way. The war affected the Japanese Americans in many ways.
We can see this law hurt states by losing support because of acceptance to racial profiling. Having acceptance for racial profiling can cause outrage and boycotts, but more important it can... ... middle of paper ... ...Kruger. New York: Parson-Longman, 2011. 490-92. Print.