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Racism in America

March 29, 2016 | Author: | Posted in american literature, literature and language

Racism has long been one of the biggest negative marks on American society . From the days of slavery , to the civil rights movements era to the Rodney King incident , to today ‘s racial profiling , there has been an element of race and racism on many parts of American culture and history . Many changes have occurred for the better , from the integration of the schools , to breaking down the racial barriers in sports , and bettering employment hiring practices to incorporate more minorities in certain areas of the workforce . However , there is no denying [banner_entry_middle]

that racism still does very much exist in the country . A lot of time is spent thinking and talking about what happens because of racism or bringing up racism when something happens that has the slightest tinge of racism involved in it . But , why is it that racism is still one of America ‘s eyesores

History definitely plays a big role in racism ‘s existence . There are many people who still keep alive the same historic stereotypes about other ethnic groups that existed centuries and even decades ago about what other ethnic and racial groups were and could do . On the same token , many minorities still harbor a great deal of resentment towards whites because of the things that their ancestors had to deal with at the hands of their white ‘superiors

Speaking of those stereotypes , they have a great influence on people ‘s feelings towards others . There are a lot of negative stereotypes that exist between races , some of which that are more deeply entrenched in personal prejudices than others , but still carry a racial overtone theless . From a white person thinking that a black man is a drug dealer or rapist , or a black person thinking that every white person is out to do them harm , or people thinking that every Hispanic person in the country is here illegally , stereotypes persist throughout America Some of them are generalizations or even ‘compliments ‘ that are racially based , such as relations towards the specific talents of certain groups These comments aren ‘t necessarily as ‘racist ‘ as saying the infamous ‘n ‘ word might be , but they do little to remove the fact that race plays such an important part with people . The media furthers stereotypes from television shows , to music videos , to the news , and it might not always be in seriousness , as many comedians base their acts on racial humor , but some people don ‘t properly rationalize things that they see in that context

Lack of diversity and cultural experience also plays a significant role in racism . Some people grow up in areas where they see only a small amount of people from groups other than their own , and often enough that limited exposure is negative , and that does not help at all in forming a decent opinion of other groups and cultures . The world is far more than white , and far more than black and white , but some people don ‘t seem to be fully aware of that… [banner_entry_footer]


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