What Effect Does Color-blind Racism Have on Minorities in Society Today?

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Research Statement: In society, during the pre-Civil Rights Movement era, minorities experienced discrimination, abuse, and life-threatening situations placed on them by the White community. Though over time, this abuse has decreased in magnitude of violence, and now in society the abuse has took a new form of racism into being colorblind racism. This new form of racism is not as violent, but it affects the society in similar ways. Colorblind racism causes segregation by stereotypes and prejudices based the color of a person’s skin color. Though it is not physical warfare like the abuse seen in history, but it can be depicted as mental warfare. This mental warfare can give rise to inaccurate opinions of a certain race. The minorities affected by colorblind racism, because they face discrimination in education or work industries. I had chosen this topic of colorblind racism in society, because growing up as a black male in the south has shown me the unfairness in society. By doing this topic, I could find more information to see if the discrimination is increasing or decreasing in society. I framed my research in search for information that shows the change of racism since Civil Rights Movement era. Research Question: What effect does color-blind racism have on minorities in society today? Annotated Bibliography Citation: Awad, Germine H., Kevin Cokley, and Joseph Ravitch. "Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action: A Comparison Of Color-Blind Versus Modern Racist Attitudes." Journal Of Applied Social Psychology 35.7 (2005): 1384-1399. Academic Search Complete. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. Annotation: “Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action: A Comparison of Color-Blind Versus Modern Racist Attitudes” explains the connection between colorb... ... middle of paper ... ...ired in my research. For example, my concept map was straightforward and pertained to information that helped with answering my research question, so there was not much changing or adding words to my concept map. Also, my research method changed a little, but the technique shown by this class was identical to the technique I learned in high school. The only difference that I used for my research was I used the MU Library Database. The Mu Library Database search engine expanded my search in finding sources that will answer my research question. After taking ISLT-1111, I discovered that the class was beneficial in teaching students how to use the MU Library Database to help with research papers. I would recommend this class to other students, because it shows techniques that can be beneficial to a student’s education at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

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