Racism Essays


Heart of Darkness Essay (Example Completed in 2019)

  Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness is a fictionalized account of real-life historical events that took place during the colonial era in Africa. The novel centers on the protagonist Charles Marlow, known throughout the book as Marlow. As Marlow travels deeper and deeper down the river on a mission for the Company, he becomes increasingly horrified and shocked by what he sees. Having witnessed first hand the insane cruelty of colonial oppression, Marlow completely reconsiders his own role in the world. Through Heart of Darkness, Conrad conveys anti-colonial sentiments, showing how racism and exploitation are detrimental to all human Continue Reading...

Ethnicity

On one hand, this can be perceived as being proud of one's heritage, but also encompasses a form of racism as one is not allowed to include his or her desired race. 4. This chapter highlighted that common issues and concerns surrounding ethnicity in the workplace include language, accent, jokes/ridicule, and stereotypes. From your perspective: Why do you think these issues and concerns persist in the workplace? What would you do to address these issues and concerns in your workplace? I believe one of the reasons why these issues and concerns persist in the workplace is due to lack… Continue Reading...

Discrimination Case Analysis

Legal advocates and scholars have given various definitions to racism and have focused on disparate impact and differential treatment. Their definitions can be crystallized into differential treatment occurring when individuals are accorded unequal treatment because of their race and disparate impact occurring when individuals are subject to the same treatment based on specific predefined procedures and rules, but where the procedures and rules are structured in favor of one group (Devah Pager & Hana Shepherd, 2008). Issues to Resolve Where there is a history of discriminative practices, an exchange like the one between Dillon and Hope is just one… Continue Reading...

Black and White Binary Central to Race Discussion

minority class. All these conceptualizations highlight the secondary nature of this new racism that is entrenched in undecided attitudes in the direction of ethnic minorities. 2.Compare and contrast the constructionist and structural approaches to studying race. Racial constructivism denotes to the dispute that, even if the biological race is untrue, races have come into being and persist in surviving through "human culture and human decisions." Race constructivists receive the disbelievers' notice of biological race nonetheless argue that the term still expressively refers to the broad grouping of persons into specific categories by society, indeed frequently by the very members… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Brown Vs Board Of Education

Racial Equality Like other forms of discrimination and bigotry in the United States, racism has thankfully started to tail off and reduce over the years and generations. However, this is happening at a pace that is frustratingly slow and plodding. Court decisions and new laws passed throughout the 20th and 21st centuries have led to more inclusion and less institutional racism and other bigotry. However, de facto racism and other forms of bigotry still remain present and problematic. This report shall cover a lot of the facets of all of this including how Brown vs.… Continue Reading...

Gender Equality

be levied by businesses and other organizations as needed. The California Board of Psychology notes that "the perpetuation of racism affects the mental health of all in our society and it is important intervention strategy to address deleterious societal issues. One could just as easily discuss sexism, homophobia and other bigotry using the same statement and context. Perpetuation of hate and in all of its forms needs to be stomped out via any means necessary and organizational leadership and management plays a part in the broader effort to do just that (CBOS, 2016). However, there are limits to what… Continue Reading...

Klemperers Diaries and National Socialism

the Nazis was the swiftness with which they were able to enforce an arbitrary ideology of racism and the pervasive nature of their influence. "In a pharmacy toothpaste with a swastika. A mood of fear such as must have existed in France under the Jacobins. No one fears for their lives yet -- but for bread and freedom."[footnoteRef:11] Klemperer thus was able, in the details he noted, to have an occasional sense of humor about the absurdity of the pervasiveness of prejudice (and to link it to his academic studies of French history) and Nazism at the beginning. But… Continue Reading...

Inclusion-exclusion in the Workplace

could be linked to the fact that they emanate from diverse groups. Therefore, different forms of discrimination such as racism, ageism, and sexism could be one of the reasons, both intentionally and unintentionally. Another reason could be the aspect of economic and financial self-interest, whereby individuals could be restricted to access power and economic resources. In turn, this can lead to job discrimination of women and minorities and segregation in promotional prospects. Another reason could be as simple as cliched insights and also a sense of discomfort with the individuals considered to be different. Usually, individuals have a tendency… Continue Reading...

Workplace and Gender Discrimination

Sharmin, 2010). Likewise, Marchiondo, Ran, & Cortina (2015) classify four types of discrimination: "interpersonal discrimination, aversive racism, everyday discrimination, and selective incivility," (p. 47). The literature also shows that discrimination is about "perceived effectiveness" and is not based on measurable differences in the actual effectiveness of employees (Paustian-Underdahl, Walker & Woehr, 2014). Subordinate employees are therefore rated as being less effective than they are, and discrimination becomes embedded, entrenched, and self-perpetuating. What Does Gender Discrimination Specifically Look Like? The literature reveals that gender may indeed trump race and other demographics, creating unique and pernicious types of discrimination in the… Continue Reading...

Character Analysis Of Emily in Rose for Emily

her hair color and her weight -- change as she ages. Like the enduring presence of racism in the South, Emily's personality does not change. Although she represents a dying age, Emily usurps traditional gender norms in Southern society by refusing to marry. Her lack of interest in settling down with a husband cannot be viewed as a conscious decision, as she seems to love Homer Barron and does try to get married not once, but twice. When it turns out that Homer Barron is not interested in Emily other than as a friend, Emily cannot handle being rejected… Continue Reading...

Gender Discrimination and Wage Differential

Marchiondo, Ran, & Cortina (2015) classify four types of discrimination: "interpersonal discrimination, aversive racism, everyday discrimination, and selective incivility," (p. 47). The literature also shows that discrimination is about "perceived effectiveness" and is not based on measurable differences in the actual effectiveness of employees (Paustian-Underdahl, Walker & Woehr, 2014). Subordinate employees are therefore rated as being less effective than they are, and discrimination becomes embedded, entrenched, and self-perpetuating. What Does Gender Discrimination Specifically Look Like? The literature reveals that gender may indeed trump race and other demographics, creating unique and pernicious types of discrimination in the workplace. This is… Continue Reading...

Racialized Violence and Police Brutality in Usa

brutality, and the lack of concern about police brutality in the justice system, further enhance social injustice and foment racism throughout the United States. Unfortunately, imagining a future without race-based police brutality seems almost impossible. The historical pattern has blended denial with renewed justification of an entrenched system. "The criminalization of black males has a long history in the USA, which has resulted in an increase in policing behaviors by legal authorities and created inequitable life chances for black males," (Gilbert and Rashan 122). Black males have been framed as sexual predators, drug dealers, and violent criminals in popular… Continue Reading...

Art Education Field

corresponding artistic heritage. Hence, art can effectively tackle issues like bigotry, wrong preconceived notions, racism, ethnocentrism, typecasting, discrimination, etc. (Isa). Art Assessment Sabol asserts that arts evaluation teems with challenges not requiring other academic disciplines to intervene. Conventional evaluation techniques typically fail at exploring the most major forms of arts-learning, like thought advancement, creative thinking or problem-solving skill development, etc. Other student art-education facets are vague and hard to depict in work samples and grading guidelines. Art teachers frequently struggle with assessing areas like creativity, personal expression, and idea/concept evolution within pupils' artworks. Still, some kind of appraisal, entailing… Continue Reading...

Medical Marijuana Growing in Butte County

California.7  Yet, the criminality of marijuana was largely associated with immigrants and carried with it a tinge of racism:  the law was first proposed “to prevent the spread of cannabis use by ‘Hindoo’ immigrants” and later it was used as a pretext to stage raids “in the Mexican district of Los Angeles in 1914.”8 The geographical environment, in other words, where marijuana growth was of most interest to authorities was the environment where immigrants just so happened to be most in residence. However, since the passing of the Compassionate Use Act in 1996, legal dispensaries in California have become… Continue Reading...

African Slave Trade

2007): 1. The slave trade's African context, 2. Its history, and 3. The resultant change in the meaning of racism and race. African nations didn't exactly separate politics from religion, and kings' conversion had mixed motives: sincerity and efficiency were compatible, in both age-old African religions and the Iberian Catholic Church. In the area of sex and business, African kings contributed significantly to forming and strengthening relationships with European colonialists, and were usually led to believe they were enjoying the better part of the bargain. Northrup has concentrated on particular areas like textiles, metals, guns, politics, inland trade, spirits and tobacco in… Continue Reading...

Post Feminism and Hip Hop

explore the notions of community cultural capital, color blind/new racism, and postfeminism through the performance of the women in the video. Hernandez's interpretation of queer and feminist teachings via these four concepts and through the music video provides a unique look, into analysis of text and visuals to gather and form ideas and theory. The first concept to analyze is 'raunch aesthetics'. A term see in feminist theory, 'raunch aesthetics' describes the women in hip hop and the various ways they express sexuality via staging, choreography, and performance of lyrics. Women in hip hop that participate in 'raunch aesthetics'… Continue Reading...

Muslim Americans and the Impact Of September 11th

as this group essentially made up the political establishment. The social effects of these policies were racism against Irish, Germans, Eastern Europeans and Asians -- any immigrant who was not a WASP in other words. Kennedy (from an Irish Catholic family) attempted to remind America that indeed its roots were in immigration in what was meant to be a denunciation of racism and hostility -- but Kennedy's assassination proved that such a mindset was incompatible with the American spirit, which continued to be led by a racist Manifest Destiny. [14: Potocky-Tripodi, M. (2002). Best Practices for Social Work with… Continue Reading...

Educational Psychology

aspect of novel, emergent social arrangements for fighting bias, inequality and racism, and at fostering, in general, intercultural interactions through encouraging affable community relationships (Woolfolk & Margetts, 2012). Heckel and Shumaker (2007) assert that a majority of pupils will be more sensitive to information conveyed by educators as compared to their parents, as this information comes from a clear-cut authority and the failure to remember comes with explicit repercussions in the former case. Further, in school settings, pupils will naturally be more active in learning as compared to home. Positive school climates make pupils feel secure, appreciated and at… Continue Reading...

Marbury V Madison Case

still be having a system wherein the government could severely restrict several liberties currently enjoyed by citizens. Also, racism and racial segregation may have lasted considerably longer than it actually did. The judicial review provision of this case allowed US courts to do more with regard to protecting unpopular minority communities' rights as compared to numerous other nations. Arguments for and against Judicial Review Pro-judicial review parties highlight the fact that the American judiciary system can't initiate cases. Courts shall only decide cases that are brought by external parties. Further, judges should hold their horses till some party sues… Continue Reading...

Minority Women in the Oil and Gas Industry

experiences under apartheid will help me pursue research that will raise awareness, inspire discussion and compel action against racism, discrimination, and the dangers of erecting gender, social, economic or racial barriers. Consequently, my current research interests include most especially the manner in which gender discrimination adversely affect minority women in general and African-American in particular in the workplace and their personal lives, most especially in the oil and gas industry. While additional research is needed, the studies to date clearly indicate that there are many occupational fields that remain male dominated (Key, Popkin, Munchus, Wech, Hill & Tanner, 2012)… Continue Reading...

Incompatibility Between Islam and Human Rights

of Muslim religion reveals that the Book supports freedom of human being and condemns human bondage of authoritarianism, slavery, racism, tribalism, and sexism and other practices that inhibit and prohibits human beings from achieving their goals. From the Quranic perspectives, God provides fundamental human rights to all humans when they are born, and these rights allow humans to develop their inner resources. Typically, no human agency or temporal ruler can abolish the rights created by God. Mawdudi, (2014) point out that Quran stipulates fundamental human rights similar to the rights in the UDHR such as the right to life.… Continue Reading...

South African Poetry Analysis

Grace" uses metaphor to describe the situation of her homeland, how hatred, anger, racism, apartheid and violence have torn the people away from and against one another -- even though in reality they are all brothers and sisters of the same land and soil. The metaphors that Krog constructs and extends depict the country's past as a corpse, the individuals at war as victims of Death, who feeds on them like an inflamed, passionate, false lover -- while the one, true divine source of peace, love and mercy waits with its redeeming words to reignite the soul and give… Continue Reading...

Ethnic Self Identity

values without questioning • They explore and discover their history • Concede that they are victims of racism • Develop a dislike for members of the dominating group Emersion Involves omitting to One's Group Introspection • Minorities become unsettled by rigid news • They feel at home with self-identity. They like who they are • They become aware that the dominant group isn't all bad Integrative and Awareness One has developed a sense of security in this stage. They can assess the good and the bad. They aspire to get rid of all forms of oppression. According to Atkinson (1989), young… Continue Reading...

Notion Of White Fragility

superiority, white fragility is also founded on the belief that racism is about good or bad people or moral and immoral actions. In this case, good people with moral acts cannot be racist, which implies that racism is viewed as what people do or do not do. The good/bad concept in turn becomes the premise for perceived racial privilege and status. White people believe that they are good people who carry out moral actions unlike other races, especially people of color who are perceived as bad people with immoral acts and behaviors. Consequently, white people tend to isolate themselves… Continue Reading...

Book Strangers in Their Own Land

offers insight into the great paradox: its long and dark history with racism. Louisiana remains a racially segregated state, and outcomes for blacks in Louisiana are even worse than they are for whites. Moreover, outcomes for African-Americans in Louisiana are worse than they are in other states. According to Hochschild (2016, Kindle Edition), the average black person in Louisiana lives four years less, earns half as much money, and is half as likely to have a college degree versus a black person in Maryland -- which was also south of the Mason-Dixon line. A visual reminder of the persistence… Continue Reading...

The History Of American Social Welfare

Social welfare agencies ironically discriminated against African-Americans, exacerbating the problems of racism in America. African-Americans frequently lacked access to equitable social services, and were also systematically excluded from participating in social work itself (Peebles-Wilkins, 2017). Segregation may have been the biggest problem, as African-Americans remain systematically disadvantaged due to generations of segregation and inequality. References Peebles-Wilkins, W. (2017). Social welfare in the Black community 1886-1939. Retrieved online: http://socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/eras/great-depression/historical-perspectives-on-social-welfare-in-the-black-community-1886-1939/ 7. Historically, gender and race are intersected to create systematic disadvantages in a white supremist, patriarchal society. Although white women and African-American women have occasionally located their shared intersectionalities and disadvantaged… Continue Reading...

Biculturalism and How to Create Multiple Identities

improving social and cultural health, and also reducing or eliminating racism and negative stereotyping. Elashi, Mills & Grant (2009) point out "83% of Muslim individuals reported an increase in implicit racism and discrimination following September 11th," making the Muslim-American cultural, ethnic, and religious cohort one of the most important populations in America to understand through sociological data (Elashi, Mills & Grant, 2009, p. 379). Discrimination may be related to the dominant or white culture's fear of non-integration of existing or new immigrants and perceived threats to an imaginary cohesiveness of the dominant culture -- something that is ironic given… Continue Reading...

Hank Aaron

underprivileged circumstances ("Hank Aaron," n.d.). Segregation and overt, politically and socially sanctioned racism was a part of life in the America that Hank knew. Hank admitted he was bitten by the baseball bug at a young age, and was already "showing prowess" when he was just four years old (Vascellaro 2). Clearly a child prodigy athlete, Hank Aaron's family supported his interest in baseball by moving to a rural neighborhood where young Hank had access to the large open spaces needed to practice. Hank played frequently with friends and other baseball enthusiasts at Carver Park, a recreational space specifically… Continue Reading...

African American Culture

to living in a disadvantaged setting brought on by previous institutionalized racism and effects of a post slavery world. African-Americans that live in disadvantaged neighborhoods are exposed to fast food, cheap liquor, and high food prices. This can lead to poor food choices and poor health outcomes. These health outcomes often lead to cancer, stroke, and heart disease, with diabetes cases increasing each year. When it comes to caregiving, aspects of their culture like church and family are important to note along with their desire to take care of their families and the lack of self-care and knowledge on… Continue Reading...

Maya Angelou and Racism

life had an influence in her work as she touched on the issues of racism and sexism over the years. Her poems, in particular, have prioritized on the themes of racism and sexism to reveal some of the issues that affect the society today. This paper looks at the manifestation of the theme of racism in Maya Angelou's poems. It emerges from her poems that despite being her being a good writer, she was discriminated against and was not given the credit she deserves all because she was black. In her poem, 'Still I Rise', she declares: You may… Continue Reading...

Community Contribution to Solving Existing Problem

and health, in general. They should seek to understand how poverty and racism have limited opportunities for a lot of people among those most affected by these realities in making pro health choices. They need to see how these factors have contributed to worse health outcomes for a huge number of blacks in Boston. Their health is affected by residential areas, the type of jobs, awareness on the level of risk, and access to support systems and resources. It is therefore critical that Boston's public health initiatives confront these wider contexts and realities (Kar, Dube, & Kar, 2014). One… Continue Reading...

Film Culture and Its Impact on Civil and Social Rights

stereotypes started to extinguish from the mind of people. After the Second World War, the racism was the urgent problem that America faced. During that period, racism affected all minority groups, and African-Americans were the major minority group during this time, and the group was affected by the racial discrimination than other minority groups. Several factors awakened American against racism. Movies and films served as the major vehicles that awakened the spirit of American minorities against racism. In the 1960s, a large number of Americans were convinced that America was required to build a new society where the rich… Continue Reading...

Should Audiences Be Quiet in the Theater

of Rice's blackface shows, such as "Oh, Hush!" I think there is so much focus on racism and eliminating bias in today's world that it prevents us from actually engaging with our past and understanding how we got to where we are today. That is why I liked this chapter: it allowed me to better understand the history of Jim Crow and see how it developed and how conceptions of it changed -- from being a beloved type of character who told larger truths about ourselves on the stage to being a cruel concept upon which so much irrational… Continue Reading...

Definition Of Organizational Culture

and "Southern Pride". However, many people historically associate the flag in question with racism, the flyers of that flag in the 1860's being traitors to the United States and so forth (Cheney, 2011). Conclusion In the end, organizational culture is even more complex and sometimes convoluted than what culture can be with people and non-corporate groups of the same. With that in mind, it is important to understand that having subcultures and subunits is fairly fine and normal and having a monolithic culture is often not possible or practical At the same time, the culture and subcultures should have… Continue Reading...

The Black Wall Street

generated a prosperous and self-sufficient business district amidst intense racism and segregation laws. Several upper class and middle class blacks lived and worked in the area with the town generating high black economic activity (Rogers, 2010). What began as a journey to Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa as servants, led the pioneering business owners to turn inward and produce their own society where most of the capital spent went back into the community. Such a closed community had its own economy. Black customers bought from black store owners. Black patients went to black doctors and so forth. This was because… Continue Reading...

Recent American History and Pedagogy

in practice, the nation has been an exercise in exploitation, imperialism, and racism. "From its inception the United States was an interventionist power that based its foreign policy on territorial expansion," (Westad, 2007, 9). As evidence, Westad (2007) cites examples from as early as Thomas Jefferson's intervention in African piracy, one of the earliest examples of American interventionism. The United States did go through periods of relative isolationism for its own self-interest, partly motivated also by international consternation of its ongoing practice of slavery long after the practice had been abolished in Europe. Even when the United States claimed… Continue Reading...

Muslims As an Ethnicity in the United States

to and aware of its outsider status, which was understood to be the effect of numerous causes -- from racism to moral and religious bias to cultural prejudice. The centralization of power in America by white Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASPs) and Zionists meant that Muslims would never have a comfortable or welcomed place in American society (Haddad, 2001). The leadership of men like Malcolm X helped many African-American Muslims to become self-conscious and politically activated -- but Arab-American Muslim population did not particularly benefit from this approach as it was primarily oriented towards African-Americans. For this reason Muslim Americans is… Continue Reading...

How Jazz, Rag, and Blues Began

the characters he observed in his travels. His shows were more about cross-racialization than they were about racism. He grew up in environments where whites and blacks mingled and were not at odds. For much of the US and Europe, however, this was not the case, so black face took on a different meaning for these audiences -- they did not get the social commentary and some objected to the mixing of whites and blacks on stage and condemned the vaudeville altogether. Its key stylistic elements were its focus on the black as poor, dressed in rags, and very… Continue Reading...

American Corrections and Sentencing Trends

air of magic from the incarceration solution, bloodsucking capitalist profit, racism, and class bias remain. Jails' industrial system ethically and materially weakens inmates, consuming the societal wealth necessary for dealing with the very issues which have resulted in an escalation in the prison population. With prisons occupying increasingly more presence on the societal landscape, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and other such governmental initiatives which have earlier attempted at reacting to societal wants are being wiped out. The decline of the public education system, which includes prioritization of safety and correction over academic learning within public schools situated in… Continue Reading...

Eugenics Movement

“Underlying the assumptions on which American eugenics rested were racism, bigotry, pseudo-science masquerading as science, the assumption that many immigrants and lower socio-economic level Americans could not be assimilated into U.S. society” (p. 183).  With the concept of America as a “shining city upon a hill” as the primary rationale in support, the mainstream psychological community was inspired by a “quasi-religious zeal to inflict eugenics on the people of the United States and, thereby, create a master race in America” (Lerner, 2006, p. 183). It should also be noted that a number of influential members of Western society during… Continue Reading...

Harlem Renaissance Poems

double consciousness problem arises when African-Americans realize the power of structural inequality and institutionalized racism. Harlem Renaissance poets used their art forms to challenge racist institutions, but also to speak about the pain and suffering experienced by generations of African Americans. Original Poem: Themes of Double Consciousness and Speaking the Truth Taking a knee I see a rope on a tree On the lawn of Pennsylvania Avenue Do you see it too? On my knees I pray each day That come what may I may go in peace into the fray That what I say might have meaning. These… Continue Reading...

U.s. Presidents 1789 to 1840

what would become a series of contentious compromises between Americans who supported racism and the slave trade and those who recognized the ways slavery contradicted the underlying principles of the democracy. Likewise, James Monroe carried on the American legacy of compromise, and is remembered most by the Monroe Doctrine and the Missouri Compromise. The years between 1789 and 1840 established the principles and practices of Manifest Destiny, and Westward expansion, creating what would become a superpower just a hundred years later. This half-century also revealed the schisms in American society, particularly regarding federalists versus anti-federalists, and racists versus abolitionists.… Continue Reading...

Race and Gender Representation in Advertisements

woman upon using the lotion, the ad, arguably, advances the narrative of racism. Propagated in large part by the media, racism is basically a narrative that normalizes the view that White or light skinned people are better looking than Black or dark skinned people. In the context of the ad, using the lotion makes one White, debatably connoting White superiority. It suggests that as a woman, it is better to be light skinned than dark skinned. Accordingly, arguing that the ad demeans women of color makes sense. It degrades Black women by depicting them as less good looking than… Continue Reading...

Other Cultures Xenophobia and Understanding

makes it less likely to discriminate in practice or indirectly, as with institutionalized racism. Cultures can teach each other how to build bridges and harmonize, reaching mutually beneficial solutions rather than resorting to blaming and violence. The underlying function of racist regimes, policies, or worldviews is to perpetuate violence. Understanding other cultures makes it less likely that the younger generations will accept racism as a reality, and will work hard to transform their own attitudes and beliefs first, then influence others, and ultimately reach toward a more just and egalitarian society. References Baron-Cohen, S., Tager-Flusberg, H. & Lombardo, M.V.… Continue Reading...

Leadership Dynamics at Johnson County Sheriff Department

testifying in court. The Moral Problems of His Behavior within Sheriff Jones’ Department Sheriff Jones’ is popular for furthering racism-driven interests against the minority while protecting the interests of his fellow white officers. In fact, given that his current attitude continues, he is likely to limit the information give to the FBI, which might make the crime perpetrator to escape. It is sad because such behavior will cause ethical problems within Sheriff Jones’ department (Fairholm, 2015). The moral issue here is that the other officers within the department will develop feelings of mistrust towards him. Obviously, these fact-based emotions will be… Continue Reading...

Criminal Law Cases Examinations

readily diffused the situation. It’s more likely that this case is a slice of life about racism in society and in the justice system, as it existed in the 1980s. Goetz was clearly raw and somewhat traumatized and on edge from the time he was mugged in 1981, the incident which caused him to purchase the gun in the first place. Goetz was not behaving reasonably: any reasonable person would have finished the exchange verbally before resorting to the use of a firearm. Professor Fletcher is most likely correct: the men had no intention of mugging Goetz: had he… Continue Reading...

Achieving Tenure for Professors

facets, the most significant one to the article is that racism is institutionalized and considered normal in the United States (Diggs et al, 2009, p. 316). The self-study was supported by both group discussions and individual interviews. What are the main findings? To what extent are they expected or surprising? How so? The main findings were largely expected. They were that race, ethnicity and gender play a substantial role in impacting the ability for minority faculty members to achieve tenured positions. The nature of that role was largely prohibitive. These traditional demographic boundaries were found to account for instances… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

for those wishing to maintain white ‘racial purity’. (Gyory) The motives behind the exclusion were deeply seeded in racism and demonstrates the ugly side of the American government. The same was done to the Japanese in WWI, but not for the idea of ‘racial purity’ rather, for the ‘safety’ of the American public, showing repeat sentiments in the present. The Immigration Act of 1924 effectively banned immigration from Japan. “Continued efforts to defuse the situation through diplomacy, such as relying on voluntary restriction of emigration enforced by the Japanese government, ended in 1924 when the U.S. Congress passed the… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

ban before it generates a kind of political environment that may promote continued racism and discrimination. In conclusion, the Trump Era travel ban represents the underbelly of the country. It shows the world that the United States believes race and religion are a means of profiling someone and preventing them from the basic right of travel and immigration. While the new version of the travel ban seems less unconstitutional, it remains illegal and anti-Muslim, showing the world that the United States government is willing to hurt others to achieve some false sense of safety. Works Cited Bier, David J. "Opinion… Continue Reading...

Police Brutality and Behaviorism

even new colleagues,” (“Understanding Police Culture,” n.d., p. 20). An attitude of suspicion, coupled with internalized prejudices or racism, could lead easily to automatic assumptions that people of color are criminals. Police are strongly discouraged to break the “blue wall of silence,” meaning whistleblowing unethical behavior on the force (“Understanding Police Culture,” n.d., p. 21). Within an organizational culture that rewards suspiciousness and punishes honesty, it is understandable that individual officers would condition themselves to behave according to how they are expected to behave. The principles of basic behaviorism can explain why police brutality occurs, showing how individual officers… Continue Reading...

Race in Latin America

that this new approach to racial identification will help to decrease racism in the long run. I agree that this type of racial order will help to decrease racism because the main cause of racism in the U.S. is this intense focus on arbitrary and divisive categorizations that ignore that actual and real blends of race that constitute many of our families and identities. In other words, almost no one is wholly or purely “white” or “black” if one looks back far enough. Therefore, why do Americans insist on these inexact applications of racial identity? Marvin Harris notes that… Continue Reading...

Serial Killers and the Media

is diverted to serial killers because of their uniqueness, rather than poverty, racism, or domestic violence, all of which are more likely to result in people losing their lives and which arguably cry out for public attention and attempts to address the social causes which caused them. The fascination with serial killers can be seen as a symptom of a larger media problem of focusing on sensational effects rather than root causes of larger problems which are potentially fixable. Of course, awareness has benefited the police in their investigation, as the public can provide valuable sources of information. And… Continue Reading...

The Oj Simpson Case Analysis

from http://htt://scholar.law.colorado.edu/articles/684 Skolnick, P., & Shaw, J. (2010). The O. J. Simpson Criminal Trial Verdict: racism or Status Shield?. Journal Of Social Issues, 53(3), 503-516. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-4560.1997.tb02125.x The Jurisdiction of a Court of Equity to Prevent a Multiplicity of Suits. (1912). The Yale Law Journal, 22(1), 53. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/783951 Thompson, W. (1996). DNA Evidence in the O.J. Simpson Trial. Papers.ssrn.com. Retrieved 4 February 2018, from https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2214481 University, S. (2018). The Five Hardest Lessons from the O.J. Trial. Scu.edu. Retrieved 4 February 2018, from https://www.scu.edu/ethics/focus-areas/more/resources/the-five-lessons-of-the-oj-trial/ Zedner, L., & Ashworth, A. (2012). Principles and values in criminal law and criminal justice: essays in honour of Andrew Ashworth. Oxford [etc.]: Oxford University Press.   Continue Reading...

Sex and Gender in Media

around them: “Critical, interrogating black looks were mainly concerned with issues of race and racism, the way racial domination of blacks by whites overdetermined representation,” says the author (p. 118). However, with the inclusion of gender in the politics of the gaze, the issue of domination stopped being just about race and also became about gender as well. The problem is that mainstream feminist literature has done nothing to acknowledge “black female spectatorship” nor does it “even consider the possibility that women can construct an oppositional gaze via an understanding and awareness of the politics of race and racism”… Continue Reading...

Hawaii Language Culture and Affirmative Action

take action—affirmative action—to conscientiously and constructively solve the problem of institutionalized racism. In a KFVE news show entitled “Island Issues,” two professors from the University of Hawaii talk about the need for affirmative action and how it can be put into practice at the senior levels of education. Professors Marion Kelly and Mimi Sharma focus on faculty diversity as opposed to student body diversity. The professors debate the host of “Island News” about some of the misconceptions about affirmative action. Those misconceptions include the “quality” question, a position that takes the short-range vision. The quality question is related to… Continue Reading...

Hawaiian Education Pedagogy and Critical Pedagogy

of Hawaiian History” have also been instrumental in helping to dismantle institutionalized racism and the pedagogical, curricular vestiges that perpetuate the colonial mentality (Trask, 1999, p. 188). At times, classes like these seem reactive rather than proactive, as students recognize microaggressions and other subtle ways white hegemony is perpetuated on campus, by both students and faculty. In addition to the creation of the Hawaiian studies department, students and faculty at the University of Hawaii have been able to empower themselves through community activism and campus leadership. Trask describes student government groups like Make’e Pono and Kalai Po, and the… Continue Reading...

The History Of Crime in the United States America

it not for white backlash, Reconstruction would have worked to dismantle systematic and institutionalized racism at its root and offer reparations, helping to pave the way for social justice. Instead, generation after generation of African Americans have had to fight for basic human rights and continue to do so until this day. Post Modern 2. How did the end of the Cold War impact perceptions of ordinary crime as well as crime spending? The Cold War allowed Americans to focus their attentions on a simple bogeyman: Communism. With communism framed as “public enemy number one,” politicians could easily market… Continue Reading...

Colonial Conflict in Africa

of nationalistic pride for the Africans, and this the colonial authorities worried would lead to sectarianism, racism, and in-fighting. For instance, Fair describes that “while the British actively encouraged Zanzibaris to identify and organise along ethnic lines, with the emergence of African Sports concern suddenly developed among the administration about the presence of 'racialism' in sport. This concern evolved into a panic during the early 1940s, when social and cultural organisations linked with the African Association began to organise protests against the distribution of war-rationed goods, particularly food and clothing, along racial lines” (p. 241). The rise of activism… Continue Reading...

National Anthem Protest Essay

in almost all professional sports, with players using their platforms to bring attention to racism.  It comes as no surprise that Kaepernick’s actions are being portrayed, by some, as a protest against the troops or against America.  However, the reality is that as long as America continues to treat people differently based on skin color, then it has failed to fulfill the promises in the Constitution. Perhaps the question people should be asking is not “why did Colin take a knee?” but “why didn’t more people take a knee?” Works Cited Branch, John.  “The Awakening of Colin Kaepernick.”  The… Continue Reading...

Black Lives Matter Essay

important findings concerning the Black Lives Matters movement in the conclusion. Keywords:  [h3]Black Lives Matter, racism, Trayvon Martin Outline: I.  Introduction II.  Body:      a.  Overview of the Black Lives Matter movement      b.  Initiatives by the Black Lives Matter movement      c.  Implications of the Black Lives Matter Movement for the Future III.  Conclusion Beginning notes Writing about a fast-moving issue such as a Black Lives Matter essay is akin to trying to hit a moving target – as soon as you find what you think is the latest information, something is already taking place elsewhere… Continue Reading...

Immigration Essay

that were captured and put to work as slaves in the colonies, institutionalized racism remained a dark part of American politics and society for centuries. Americans saw Africans as property and resented the wave of Chinese immigrants that came for the promise of work in gold-rich California. The resentment of these new immigrants became so strong that during the 1850’s, an anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant political party formed to severely curb immigration. They succeeded in putting a presidential candidate up for election in 1956 (Millard Filmore) and were able to dominate the political climate of Massachusetts, generating a formidable power there.… Continue Reading...

Isis Attacks in America Essay

only practiced by a minority of Americans, these attacks serve to increase distrust, xenophobia, and racism in the United States.  This increase in negative feeling, in turn, will fuel feelings of isolation among the very people most likely to be involved in terrorist attacks- angry, young males.  This makes it likely that the United States is only going to see an increase in attacks credited to ISIS, and, because many of these terrorists have been homegrown, that closing our borders will have only a negligible impact. Conclusion The terrorist group ISIS has been linked to a number of terrorist… Continue Reading...

Juvenile Delinquency Essay

the country that have a more serrated history of racism and were part of the segregated south, there might be more arrests of young black males: this might actually have more to do with a corrupt police force, rather than any indication of juvenile crime on the rise. However, when it does come to juvenile crimes, arrest numbers can be misleading, particularly with the presence of serial perpetrators and gang violence: one individual might be responsible for a series of crimes or on the other hand, a group of people in might be the cause of one specific criminal… Continue Reading...

Globalization Essay

of frequent trade around the nation is founded more in racism and xenophobia: why is trade beneficial between people who live in Florida and California, but not as beneficial between people who are white and brown, or people who live in different political regimes or who have different religious beliefs? Trade at its core is beneficial for all parties involved.  One of the reasons that globalization comes with such marked economic benefits is because it encourages specialization (Baker & Lawson, 2002). Just as people from Florida can create oranges cheaper and faster and with greater ease than those from… Continue Reading...

Letter from a Birmingham Jail Analysis Essay

non-violent protest in Birmingham, Alabama as a means of protesting the evils of racism and racial segregation (Rieder, 2014). The two main factions that united during these protests were King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the group the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR). One of the local judges issued a blanket injunction against all forms of protesting and the leaders of the non-violent resistance, King included, yet they decided to protest anyway (Rieder, 2014). King, among a few other leaders of the movement were arrested on April 12th. Under  imprisonment, many have speculated that the intention… Continue Reading...

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

means being prepared to confront some of the darker days of American history, such as the extreme racism of the Jim Crow era and the economic despondency of the Great Depression. This novel is so much more than just a slice of life for Southern America in the 1930s. Rather, the novel explores lofty and complex ideologies such as justice, morality, equality, human dignity and compassion. Given the heaviness of so many of the themes, it’s no wonder that the novel is an indelible part of so many high school curriculums. Introduction In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird… Continue Reading...

American Exceptionalism Debate

over a relatively wide territory and simply because other visions of exceptionalism have been tainted with racism and jingoism does not mean that American exceptionalism is equally bad. But Hilde Eliassen Restad would argue that exceptionalism of any kind is tainted. “Americans have always assumed that people everywhere share American political and moral ideas…. This underlies the idea that in every foreigner there is an American waiting to get out.” This has resulted in a number of notable misreadings of geopolitical situations, including Vietnam, in which what was seen by the Vietnamese as a nationalist, internal conflict was viewed… Continue Reading...

An Age Of Revolutions in Europe and America

proclamation, Dessalines simply wanted to extend the same human rights deemed universal under French law to its colonies. racism and classism, plus economic and political expediencies, caused French dominant culture to scoff at the attempt of its colonies to share in the democratic distribution of power and revolutionary spirit spreading throughout the world. It was only a matter of time before visionary leaders like Dessalines would help empower people to overthrow colonial regimes just as the people of France and the United States overthrew monarchic powers. Works Cited Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. Dessalines,… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

is simply a richer story, and rather than focusing on one aspect of America’s development—such as racism, justice, or the great migration west, it touches upon so many themes of how the country came to be—even some themes that the nation continues to wrestle with. As a result of all these strengths, one can clearly give F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby the designation of the great American novel. Summary  The novel opens with the narrator Nick Carraway, reassuring us that he is a reliable narrator. He recounts an expression that his father told him. “‘Whenever you feel like… Continue Reading...

Literary Analysis Of Speech "we're on Our Way" Essay

No matter what the Constitution says, and many decades after passing the fifteenth amendment, institutionalized racism remains real and was so even more poignantly during the days of Jim Crow. Fannie Lou Hamer spoke out against racism in America on the cusp of the Civil Rights movement, at a critical moment in American history. Delivered to a community meeting in 1964, Hamer’s speech “We’re On Our Way” motivates her audience to take action and demand all rights and freedoms rather than passively accept oppression. One of the cornerstone themes of Hamer’s address is the need to be unafraid of… Continue Reading...

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

Finch help shape the plot as well as demonstrate the resiliency of people during times of racism, economic hardship, and struggles with morality; Aunt Alexandra, the sister of Atticus Finch, will serve as the anchor for the concept of family in the novel. Body The Great Depression To Kill a Mockingbird takes places during the Great Depression from 1933 to 1935. The setting, a fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama demonstrates the effects of the Great Depression and how it affected the hardest hit among Americans, farmers. It all begins with the narrator and protagonist, Jean Louise Finch, also known… Continue Reading...

Brexit

scientists in the UK. So people voted based on racism, xenophobia, ignorance, and in some cases genuine opposition. Demographically, it was older Britons who voted to exit – the same generations who were more steadfast about Britain's independence from Europe in general, voting for a future they won't live to see, whereas younger generations who actually had some skin in the game voted to stay. The demographics are rather blunt on the matter – the person who voted to leave was generally older, less educated, from areas with low levels of ethnic diversity, not Irish or Scottish, and rural.… Continue Reading...

Latinos and Deportation Arrests

of immigrants has been utilized throughout the 20th century at the nexus of national crises, xenophobia, and racism” (p. 35). Racialization and criminalization have often been linked in American history as a way for the elites to control a narrative to help them maneuver themselves into positions of power while riding the fears and anxieties of the majority ethnicity in the nation to their political seats of authority. This has in turn facilitated the Immigration Industrial complex—an industry that operates similarly to the prison industrial complex in that it seeks to marginalize a community based on racial factors and… Continue Reading...

Police Killings

rather, a number of distinct issues exist, revolving around policing, violence and racism. In simpler words, the US struggles with a racism issue, a policing issue, and a violence issue, and quite frequently, the three issues intersect, leading to deadly consequences (Brooks, 2016). Let us begin by addressing the nation’s violence issue, which the entire world knows about. Figures for 2014 reveal that the residents of America perpetrated over 14,000 homicides, besides roughly 1.15 million other crimes of violence. Approximately 68% of these homicides were, unsurprisingly, perpetrated using guns, thanks to the 270-357 million firearms freely moving around the… Continue Reading...

The Portrayal Of Asian American Women

Hollywood Stereotype. Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 33(4), 303-321. doi:10.1080/10509208.2016.1144021 Smith, S. E. (2017, March 24). Lucy Liu Talks Candidly About racism and Stereotypes in Hollywood. Retrieved from https://www.xojane.com/entertainment/lucy-liu-talks-racism-in-hollywood Snell, K., & Tsai, W. S. (2017). Beauty for Asian American Women in Advertising: Negotiating Exoticization and Americanization to Construct a Bicultural Identity. Advertising & Society Quarterly, 18(3). doi:10.1353/asr.2017.0022 Woo, M. (2016, May 20). 20 Years Later, Margaret Cho Looks Back on 'All-American Girl? Retrieved from http://kore.am/20-years-later-margaret-cho-looks-back-on-all-american-girl/ Continue Reading...

Colonialism in Higher Education Indigenous

that promote democracy and social justice. References Bourassa, C., McKay-McNabb & Hampton, M. (n.d.). racism, sexism, and colonialism. Canadian Women’s Studies 24(1): 23-30. Champagne, D.W. (2014). Indigenous higher education.  In: Jacob W., Cheng S., Porter M. (eds) Indigenous Education. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 99-108. Dei, G.S. (2012). Indigenous anti-colonial knowledge as ‘heritage knowledge’ for promoting Black/African education in diasporic contexts. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 1(1): 102-119. Nakata, N.M., Nakata, V., Keech, S. et al. (2012). Decolonial goals and pedagogies for indigenous studies. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 1(1): 120-140. Pratt, Y.P., Louie, D.W., Hanson, A.J., et al. (2018). Indigenous education and… Continue Reading...

Mass Incarceration in Arizona Social Cultural and Legislative History

of time imposed - the punishment did not fit the crime” (Gottsfield et al., 2017). racism Revisited There are some who argue that mass incarceration in states like Arizona represent the new form of Jim Crow as they often unfairly target minority populations. US Attorney General Eric Holder recently referred to a nonviolent drug offender who was given a mandatory life sentence without parole in a federal prison highlighting how such sentencing does not even come close to fitting the crime. The length and severity of such a sentence clearly demonstrates that there’s a sheer absence of justice. In many… Continue Reading...

The Relationship Between Parental Involvement and Student Success

have similar educational abilities as their white counterparts; a lack of parental familiarity with the school system and institutional racism can have profound ramifications that are difficult for parents to oppose. Thus, “Relative to working-class and poor parents, middle-class parents are better able to place their children within contexts that can reinforce the connection between their academic self-esteem and their global self-esteem,” even if parents are highly motivated for their children to benefit from educational opportunities (Harris and Robinson, 2016, p.191). Parental motivation is required for positive stage-setting but it is far from all that is required. Regardless, the… Continue Reading...

Health Concerns Involving Breast Cancer

might lack adequate knowledge of health programs, contributing to their lower service utilization and access). Experiences of stereotyping, racism, cultural and linguistic obstacles (which include screening guidelines failing to be culturally relevant) apparently lead to late diagnoses among ethnic minority and Black populations. Moreover, studies reveal that cultural and religious factors intervene and impact health behaviors of patients, including the perceived advantage of undertaking disease prevention efforts, the delay in seeking medical assistance, and treatment alternatives chosen (Bamidele, Ali, Papadopoulos & Gurch, 2017). Describe drug treatment options for patients diagnosed with the type of cancer you selected. Chemotherapy involves… Continue Reading...

The Great Depression and White Evangelicalism

a number of problems inherent in the approach of the article. First and foremost is the racism which has been characteristic of a great deal of white evangelical rhetoric. This alone justifies fundamentally distinguishing it from the types of analysis used to rehabilitate the supposed anti-intellectualism of other religious worldviews of black evangelical churches. White evangelicalism is hardly apolitical, despite the stress of the article on cosmological worldviews rather than upon political analysis. Also, the anti-science, anti-evolution emphasis so memorably conceptualized in works such as Inherit the Wind cannot be dismissed. While not all evangelical white religion may be… Continue Reading...

Lynchings and Mob Violence in America

intended audience—i.e., students of history and in particular of American racism. The article supports Foner’s Give Me Liberty by showing how the legal system in American cities supported the lethal mob violence demonstrated against Mexicans. The importance of this work is evident in the fact that it highlights the racist history of American culture towards Mexicans and how American society has used the law to legitimize illegal and inappropriate forms of violence and vigilantism towards minorities. A suggested reading to accompany this work would be Zoot Suit Riots by Roger Bruns, as it also focuses on how the law… Continue Reading...

How Meek Mill Won His Freedom

Mill has been able to shed light on the reasons why racism in criminal justice has to be addressed and his plight will likely serve as another stage in the evolution of criminal justice proceedings regarding minorities and officers in the future. Continue Reading...

Online Life Bane or Boon Essay

on the other hand, it can also act as a way of quickly airing information and outrage about racism that might otherwise be too subtle and casual to be noticed (often called macroaggression).  As well as critically evaluating the source of information online, it is also important to be mindful of how one’s own information is used. Whenever someone signs up for Facebook, he or she is effectively agreeing to allow his or her data to be used for the purposes of targeted advertising, notes Lori Andrews. Despite the long agreement contracts that users sign and seldom read, few… Continue Reading...

The Contributions Approach Vs the Transformation Approach

not. This is because contributions approach tends to avoid issues like oppression and racism while transformation approach addresses them and promotes unity. In conclusion, multicultural education is a common concept in the modern educational setting because of its focus on promoting equity and equality in the classroom. The concept emerged in the 1960s during the civil rights era to help promote changes in education in light of the changing characteristics of the student population. One of the essential measures toward realizing multicultural education is integrating multicultural content into the school curriculum. There are various approaches utilized to integrate multicultural… Continue Reading...

Disparities and Diabetes Among Latinos

Other strong influencers include political, economic cultural, legal and social factors, including racism. Thus, it is important to understand the idea of racism and ethnicity if one is to figure out the full stretch and effect of disparities in healthcare and health, generally (Spanakis & Golden, 2013). The USA has a large Latino population which is also diverse in its nature. The Latino population in the US traces its origin from many varying locations, geographically. Most of them come from Latin America and Mexico, though. Indeed, Mexican Americans and Mexicans constitute about 4% of the Latino population in the… Continue Reading...

New Jim Crow Essay

the night Obama was elected—a symbol of how the more things change, the more they stay the same; the racism in the criminal justice system, which I was already aware of; and the use of the War on Drugs to keep the black community in chains. In order for real change to occur, the criminal justice system has to end the War on Drugs and decriminalize drug use.  If it wants to prosecute anyone it should prosecute the makers of fentanyl which is 40x stronger than heroin.  To do that, the justice system would have to recognize the real… Continue Reading...

The Development Of Women Rights

them very few choices in life. However, the Conference failed to address the issues of racism and other oppressions encountered by black women (Warwick and Huma, 299). The fact that the conference did not address the issue of black women made some of the white suffragists associate voting rights with the supremacy of whites. In fact, after the Fifth Amendment, white suffragists separately began advocating for the voting rights of their white women. They argued that the white women had the right to vote while the Asian, black and Native American women did not (Tabb, 595). Later on, black… Continue Reading...

Rhetorical Analysis Of Alicia Garza’s Herstory

a point to say that #BlackLivesMatter is not just about police brutality but actually about all forms of institutionalized racism, unequal power structures, and discrimination. One of the strengths of Garza’s article is the way the author puts #BlackLivesMatter into perspective, showing how the movement is both similar to but radically different from other social justice causes. #BlackLivesMatter is similar to other movements that draw attention to institutionalized racism or sexism, and aim to correct those problems through a combination of communication and political strategies. Garza shows how #BlackLivesMatter fits into the Black Liberation movement in general. However, #BlackLivesMatter… Continue Reading...

We Shall Remain Geronimo

sort of social boundaries who had a great deal of racism and who were “disastrous” for the Native Americans. Some of the miners were murderous and would poison the food of the Apaches using strychnine and even attacking pregnant women and cutting the babies from their wombs, according to the documentary. Some of them would even abduct Apache children and girls and sell them into slavery. They were full of animosity towards the Native Americans and did everything they could to drive them away or to undermine their existence with cruelty and disregard for their human rights. 3 Life… Continue Reading...

How Immigrants Deal with Discrimination

overlaps other marginalization and oppression forms, thereby impacting migrants’ wellbeing. Research on the subject has underlined several elements of racism; an increasing number of studies concentrate on the link between wellbeing and individually facilitated racism. In particular, researchers emphasize everyday racism experiences. Migrants claim opportunity, in general, and economic opportunity, in particular, is their key motivating factor for migration to the US. Other factors include improved personal and familial ?scal security and the means to better fulfill their basic requirements in the US. Mexico’s low wages and the US’s greater earning potential serve as strong incentives. But beneath this… Continue Reading...

Clint Eastwood

director to show the audience the softer underbelly of racism: to demonstrate that some dogs’ bark might be worse than their bites, and that they might also be dying breeds. While not necessarily Eastwood’s best films, it is certainly one that has been underrated in terms of what it adds to his repertoire and what it says about his courage as a director. Finally, Eastwood has shown himself to be capable of directing war films: which require a totally different approach to cinematography than more narrowly-focused character films like Gran Torino or Million Dollar Baby. With The Flags of… Continue Reading...

The Tom Story in Mudbound

disgust and Dismukes goes on to try to escape the racism of the city by going back to the suburbs to be a security guard in anonymity. The audience is invited to shake their heads collectively at the racism that continues to exist in the world—but only once the action has concluded and the audience is able to catch its breath. While both films also depict events that occurred decades ago and can thus be viewed safely from a distance, from the vantage point of the 21st century where the audience can look back at the way people behaved… Continue Reading...

Deontological Ethics

the farmer to protect his home and family, versus a variety of greater issues – racism in the justice system, discrimination against minorities, and the debate about what Boushie's intentions were on the man's property. From a pragmatic perspective, acting out of duty is fairly easy to determine what to do. In that position, on that day, how can anybody possibly understand the utilitarian implications of what might happen in the long run? Asking whether acting on duty is right or wrong is interesting because if one doesn't act out of a sense of duty, what are the alternatives.… Continue Reading...

Black Panther Movie Critic Review

is flourishing and prospering. This secrecy helps to protect it from the global racism that still exists today. This mythology is so important because it is healing to the individual and the collective. Slavery and anti-black racism have a lengthy history in America, and their repercussions are still being felt today. Black Panther gives the viewer the freedom to imagine a nation in Africa that might have been spared the evils of slavery, and the generational pain that slavery caused. This film creates a very powerful what if, imagining a group of Africans that were protected from these horrors,… Continue Reading...

Amy Tan and Maxine Hong Kingston

share much in common in terms of their elucidation of how racism and patriarchy intersect in American society. Amy Tan’s most famous work is likely The Joy Luck Club, which focuses on mother-daughter relationships within the Chinese American subculture. The emphasis on mother-daughter relationships stresses the significance of gender to identity construction. Likewise, Maxine Hong Kingston focuses mainly on gender issues in The Woman Warrior. Both Tan and Kingston show how patriarchal norms impact identity and demonstrate different ways Asian women subvert or challenge those patriarchal norms. Tan is especially cognizant of the role that generational differences play, as… Continue Reading...

Film the Mission

they are faced by sudden violence, discrimination, injustice and racism. The two priests decide to lay their life and ultimately die for what they believe in.This depiction in the film is in line with the acclamation by Gutierrez that “I have always thought that as a priest, my work is basically pastoral, which means to follow the life and the march of a people and try to proclaim the gospel from this accompaniment.” (Kristenson O., 2009:Pp 6). This he said while reacting to the political injustices that the people of Peru, where he came from, faced in the 1980s… Continue Reading...

Visual Rhetorical Analysis

the identities and lived experiences of African Americans and indeed all non-whites in America. The experience of institutionalized racism does persist in America, evidenced by high profile cases like the Trayvon Martin shooting. Second, the slogan’s use of the word “lives” stresses the existential issues at stake: black lives are literally being lost in a discriminatory social, legal and political landscape. Finally, the word “matter” calls attention to the meaningfulness of the movement but more significantly of the ways black and white lives have historically been valued differently in America—a vestige of slavery and Jim Crow. Drawing attention to… Continue Reading...

Freedom Of Speech and How It Is Necessary

is an extensive public relations campaign related to race and racism in America, targeting young people in particular. The anti-smoking campaign has been tremendously helpful in reducing the prevalence of smoking, and in the same way I believe that effective media and public relations can reduce the antagonism shown towards those like Kaepernick and movements like #Blacklivesmatter that epitomize American values. References Strauss, V. (2017). A lesson on the free-speech debate Colin Kaepernick started. The Washington Post, 26 Sept, 2017, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/26/too-many-kids-dont-understand-free-speech-heres-a-lesson-on-the-anthem-the-flag-and-individual-liberties/?utm_term=.8b0deacbf409 Continue Reading...

Cultural Proficiency Receptivity Scale

each student does feel honored and respected. Being a minority, I have had to face the uncomfortable questions about racism, cultural preferences, and insufficient learning conditions and resources in the past. These are the very same obstacles to learning for many students. I realize that I may not be certain about how best to handle such concerns emanating from students – effectively meaning that this is an area in which I ought to improve. I feel that if offered guidance, students have the ability to strive for better goals. The accomplishment of these goals may, however, be dependent on… Continue Reading...

New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration War on Drugs

of a new, vehement brand of political culture that was nothing but thinly veiled racism. The War on Drugs was not even just about domestic politics and angry white people; it was linked with international affairs. As Alexander points out in The New Jim Crow, the CIA even admitted that it had allowed guerrilla fighters to smuggle drugs into the United States during the American intervention in Nicaragua.[footnoteRef:7] The War on Drugs has therefore had a profound and deleterious effect on American society. [6: Sarah Childress, “Michelle Alexander,” https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/michelle-alexander-a-system-of-racial-and-social-control/] [7: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow, p. 6] Before… Continue Reading...

History Political Social Economic Culture African American

Reconstruction, African Americans struggled to participate in the American economy due to persistent and institutionalized racism that permeated political and social life (Tate, 1997). As a result, African American economic, political, and social history has largely been one of struggle—the attempt to achieve parity through democratic means such as social protest, legislative and legal challenges, and via the persistent attainment of upward mobility via various means including education and dominance in the creative arts. Current social status of African American culture in general has fluctuated, with tremendous strides being made on all fronts: political, social, and economic (Thernstrom &… Continue Reading...

Heart Of Darkness Essay (example Completed in 2019)

reconsiders his own role in the world. Through Heart of Darkness, Conrad conveys anti-colonial sentiments, showing how racism and exploitation are detrimental to all human societies. Topics Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is one of the most important works of literature you will be asked to encounter in your academic career. Because of this, you may need some tips on how to write about Heart of Darkness. At first, writing about famous novels like this one can seem difficult. You may not know where to begin, especially if your essay is longer than a few pages. This guide will… Continue Reading...

The Housing Crisis and Insecurity and Poverty in America

readers to take action or learn more about issues like institutionalized poverty, institutionalized racism, the perpetuation of the housing crisis, and systematic economic exploitation. The people Desmond profiles lack the power to stimulate change, and yet through collective action and self-empowerment it becomes possible to foresee policy change or at least normative changes in addressing the needs of the poor. As the title suggests, Evicted focuses on the causes and ramifications of both legal and quasi-legal evictions that take place with alarming frequency. By conducting field research separately in predominantly white and predominantly black neighborhoods, Desmond also shows how… Continue Reading...

Capras Negro Soldier

racial equality; but at the same time it was not exactly the “cure” to racism. This paper will describe a) how the film helped alleviate some of the racial tension in the country by creating a better and more positive image of African Americans in the mainstream cinema; and b) how the film was, however, ultimately an act of manipulation that aimed at encouraging African Americans to rally behind the WWII war effort and fight for the same country that still largely enshrined Jim Crow laws throughout a substantial portion of the country. The first part of this essay… Continue Reading...

Totalitarianism in Soviet Film

Americans in the way the film extols the virtues of the Soviets in contrast to the racism and spitefulness of the Americans. The Soviets are depicted as charming, heroic, and full of empathy and humanity, while the Americans are shown only as being intolerant and hysterical. At the time, the Soviets were attempting to create for themselves an identity and a national character, and the film’s message appears to be that Soviets celebrate diversity. This was part of the progressive ideal promoted by the totalitarian regime of the Soviet Union. Everything Soviet had to be good. Everything of the… Continue Reading...

Hip-hop and Misogyny: Rewriting the Narrative Of Hip-hop Essay

Sex, babies, and Images of Black Femininity.” In Black sexual politics: African Americans, gender and the new racism. New York:  Routledge, pp.119-148. Rebollo-Gil, G. and Moras, A. “Black Women and Black Men in Hip-Hop Music: Misogyny, Violence, and the Negotiation of (White-Owned) Space.” The Journal of Popular Culture, 45.1 (2012) 118-131. Russell-Brown, K. Underground Codes: Race, Crime and Related Fires. New York: New York UP, 2004. Story, Kaila. “Racing Sex – Sexing Race: The Invention of the Black Feminine Body.” In Imagining the Black Female Body: Reconciling Image in Print and Visual Culture. New York: Palgrave, 2010, pp.23-42. Continue Reading...

Flint Water Crisis

The Flint, Michigan water crisis has become a poster child for environmental injustice, environmental racism, and inequitable resource distribution in the United States. It has also represented a case of bleak mismanagement of precious natural resources and the inability of the United States to adequately respond to the most basic human needs. The water crisis was but a grim manifestation of decades of racist land use policies and political realities, which can be traced back to periods of segregation and the white flight to the suburban sprawl. Moreover, the Flint water crisis showcases the role… Continue Reading...

Racism and Discrimination Impact on Civil Rights and Student Rights

How racism and Discrimination Affects ‘Civil Rights’ and Student Rights racism is the belief that one race is superior to another. It can result in prejudice and discrimination towards people based on their ethnicity and color. Discrimination is the treatment of people in an unfair manner based on their characteristics such as sexual orientation, age, race and gender. racism is a type of prejudice that most countries fight, do not tolerate and hotly discuss. Countries such as Brazil had once categorized themselves as… Continue Reading...

Hiring Practices and Ethical Legal

disproportionate discrimination against non-whites whose credit histories have been compromised by institutionalized racism (Shethji, 2016). Employers could even claim that the results of the background check or credit history check were grounds for refusal when in fact the applicant could make a legitimate claim of discrimination. Another reason to avoid the over-reliance on credit history checks is relevance and validity; the information may not have a strong bearing on actual ethical behaviors and may not provide meaningful information. Using background checks can therefore place organizations at great risk for violating both ethical and legal principles of equal opportunity in… Continue Reading...

Transformational Leadership and Transactional Leadership

of people to action to take steps towards the end of racism. His unusual but peaceful strategies garnered support from both black and white people. In the process, he made his followers and supporters feel as if they owned the movement. Many race-related issues were peacefully resolved because of Dr. King’s transformational leadership (Bhasin, 2017). Comparisons are often drawn between transformational leadership and transactional leadership. For transactional leadership to work well, the team in question should be self-motivated and they should work in an environment that is structured and directed. In contrast, transformational leadership’s main feature is its ability… Continue Reading...

Rhetorical Analysis Audre Lorde the Fourth Of July

by train to Washington, D.C., a symbol of whiteness, and her first realization of the fact of racism and segregation in the Jim Crow era serve as the subject of her personal narrative. Lorde sets up the essay by identifying her innocence as a child and puts the reader into the shoes of the child—the girl she was in 1947—with the first line: “The first time I went to Washington, D.C., was on the edge of the summer when I was supposed to stop being a child.” By indirectly indicating her age (she tells the reader she had just… Continue Reading...

American History Civil War Slavery

why the effects of the Civil War still linger after more than a century of institutionalized racism. It is hard to undo so many decades of discriminatory policies and racist practices. The effects of the Civil War in fact continue to reverberate and are evident throughout the former Confederate states. With the Confederate flag still plainly visible on cars and private property, and even on some government buildings, it is no wonder the country seems to still be at war. An overly liberal policy towards racists and bigots has permeated the American consciousness and prevented the populace from taking… Continue Reading...

Deaf Culture

itself. For example, the author explains both the hidden and overt forms of audism, similar to racism in that there is an unspoken assumption that one group is normative or superior to the other. When Deaf people move through institutions created in the phonocentric culture, they become inculcated into a world in which Deafness is presented as a disability to be overcome; hence the use of the cochlear implant (Humphries & Humprhies, 2011). A counterculture movement, Deaf culture created social cohesion through rituals and activities, but most importantly through language. Language is one of the defining features of any… Continue Reading...

The Legacy Of Slavery in the U S

in the ugliness of Jim Crow and feelings of racism meant to revive the old principles of “chattel slavery” (Berlin 1251). While unsuccessful in reviving slavery, the proponents of racism in America did extend racist orientations for a while—through groups like the Ku Klux Klan and segregation. The legacy of slavery today is that it is remembered as a very negative time with a negative lasting legacy for the U.S. It led to economic imbalance between whites and blacks, with the majority of whites having more status, economic power, and social standing than blacks: “The Pew Research Center estimates… Continue Reading...

Israel S Human Rights Violations

racism in Israel: Israeli Jews to Ethiopian Jews What is considered to be the main cause of the selected political issue (i.e., history, culture, etc.)? With the high rise of racism throughout the world, Israel has contributed to the racism towards the influx of Ethiopian Jews migrating to their alleged homeland. Ethiopians had little to no exposure to Jews outside of Ethiopia; hence, were not educated of the other Jews in the world. This caused differences with the basic practices of both Israeli and Ethiopian Judaism. During the immigration… Continue Reading...

Black Power and Black Feminism

Black feminist thought is to resist oppression”—i.e., to fight against the intolerance, racism, bigotry and inequality of the white power structure that seeks to keep them and their people down, impoverished, locked up, and disenfranchised (p. 22). By resisting this oppression through organized efforts, community groups, political action, protests, and education, African Americans take part in the conflict between justice and injustice, equality and inequality, power and powerlessness. The strengths of Collins’ approach are that she is unafraid to boldly say what Du Bois had to dance around when he was writing. Du Bois had to be careful lest… Continue Reading...

Race and Racism Who Are You?

Race/ racism: Who are you? Vietnamese Americans are Americans who have a Vietnamese heritage. Vietnamese people living in the United States make up close to have of the Vietnamese people leaving overseas. The Vietnamese Americans are one of the largest Asian American ethnicities. Other Asian ethnicities include the Indians, Filipinos, and the Chinese. The Asian Americans have a distinct characteristic from other Americans. I define myself as an Asian American. The media sources like the movies and television give little positives… Continue Reading...

The Aim Of the Voting Rights Act

polarization is also to blame. Many claim that the Obama era made racism more real in the US, and brewed controversy on who exactly should cast the ballot. (Mickey et.al 2017) The election of President trump to power was also soiled with allegations of Russian interference. If true, the American voting rights will prove greatly compromised. References Coffee Jr, J. C., Sale, H., & Henderson, M. T. (2015). Securities regulation: Cases and materials. Mickey, R., Levitisky, S., & Way, L. A. (2017). Is America still safe for democracy: Why the United States is in danger of backsliding. Foreign Aff.,… Continue Reading...

Colored Girls Rainbow Shange Play Reaction

feature of beauty, hope, and wisdom. Delivering their stories as monologues prevents the encroachment of hegemonic masculinity or racism onto their lives; the women take back their power through the art of storytelling. “For Colored Girls” is about self-disclosure, and of exposing the persistent but sinister underbelly of a patriarchal and racist society. Yet because each of the characters is empowered to tell her truth, the message of the rainbow offers audiences a message of hope and liberation. Shange also deliberately draws attention to the need for sisterhood via the message of the individuated colors of the rainbow, which… Continue Reading...