Racism and Discrimination Behind the WWII Japanese American Internment

 During World War II, US was involved in the Pacific and European Theater. Due to the Japanese expansion in the Pacific, US started to incarcerate thousands of Japanese Americans, including those who were citizens of the US. Japanese aggression in the Pacific also led to high levels of racism against the Japanese living in … Read more

Analyzing Race Matters & Gender Troubles to Understand Theorizing of Women & Blacks

 In the book, Race Matters, Cornel West asserts that the main drawback to harmonious relations among races in the U.S. is attributable to nihilism (West 2). It is important to note that nihilism refers to the tendency of African Americans feeling worthless. Therefore, Cornel West asks the Whites and Blacks to come to terms … Read more

Toni Morrison: Exploring Racism, Internal Struggle & Sexual Assault Through Different Themes & Techniques

 Throughout her work, Toni wrote about many different characters but focused on a few essential themes pertaining to racism, internal struggle and sexual assault. She used a variety of styles and techniques to convey these themes to her audience in an engaging, entertaining, and interactive way. These themes and techniques elevated her work from … Read more

’Simone Manuel’s Win: Symbolizing the End of Racism in Swimming for African-Americans

 Simone Manuel’s win and its Significance On August 12th, 2016, Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel won a gold medal after coming first in the 100-meter freestyle event, making her first black woman in history to win a medal. This was a one of the most important nights in swimming history, though the San Jose Mercury … Read more

Fighting Cultural Appropriation in Fashion: Understanding the Legal, Financial, and Social Impact

 It could be argued that there is no such thing as pure creativity. Everything created or even thought by a human has been inspired by those before them or the world around them. However, when obvious inspiration has been taken from someone and no credit has been given, the creator is likely to disapprove … Read more

Did Martin Luther King Really End Segregation? Exploring the Contributions of Key Figures

 Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister well known for his contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. He is famous for his “I have a Dream” speech, on August 28, 1963, and was deeply inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. But did he really contribute that much to the end of segregation of black … Read more

Michelle Alexander: Colorblindness & Mass Incarceration Exposed in "The New Jim Crow" Book

 Michelle Alexander is an exceptionally praised social liberties legal advisor, advocate, and lawful researcher. In her book, The New Jim Crow: Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Alexander talks about the legitimate frameworks that appear to carry out their occupations flawlessly well, yet have in reality, quite recently supplanted one racial standing framework with … Read more

History & Impact of Environmental Racism: From Sharecropping to Flint, MI

 Justin Michalson 11-28-18 Dr.Moses     Research Paper: Environmental Racism  Environmental racism is the destruction of communities of color due to lack of access to clean water, proper land, and lack of rehabilitation from extensive natural disasters. Early instances of Environmental Racism was sharecropping post civil war. Black folks were not tied down to plantations … Read more

Racial Diversity in Advertisements: The Short End of the Stick for Minority Races

 There are many forms of popular culture that people would choose to consume depending on their personal preferences, but the most commonly consume popular culture would have to be an advertisement. Advertisements are extremely impactful in our culture because it serves many uses to businesses, consumers, and etc. Like anything else, the purpose of … Read more

Explore Brinton’s Revolution Analysis with South Africa’s Apartheid as an Example

 Erik Hauge Ms. Schock Anatomy of a Revolution March 15, 2018   Crane Briton’s Anatomy of a Revolution breaks down and evaluates the different stages in revolutions. Briton breaks down the revolution into four different phase and analyzes them in detail while also talking about what lead to each phase. His book also helped … Read more

Protect African Americans’ Resilience with Racial Socialization Messages: Study Results

 Research has demonstrated that racial segregation places African Americans in danger for mental pain, in which they encounter low levels of prosperity. However, numerous African Americans are strong when looked with this misfortune. Utilizing a quality based approach, this investigation decided if racial socialization messages protected African Americans' versatility while encountering racial segregation. Results … Read more

Analysis of “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr.: Unlocking Its Rhetorical Devices

 Analysis of “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr. Leo Lai (10G) On 28th August 1963, an eloquent speech was given in Washington D.C. by the leader and the spokesperson of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Martin Luther King Jr. In the 1960s, racial segregation in the southern … Read more

Uncovering Racism In The U.S. Criminal Justice System: Conflict Theory & Social Instit.

 Racism has always played a part in United States’ history and is still a prominent topic today. Throughout time it has remained and continues as an ever-growing issue that can be seen in many facets of life in the United States. An increasingly apparent illustration of racism can be seen in the United States’ … Read more

Racial Disparities of the Death Penalty in the US: An Analysis

 Gabbidon, S. L., & Greene, H. T. (2016). Race and Crime (Fourth ed.). Thousand Oaks: SAGE. In all the industrialized nations, America remains one of the few that use the death penalty. European nations such as Italy (1944), Britain (1969), Spain (1978), and France (1981) have abolished the death penalty (Zimring, 2003). Zimring tries … Read more

Black Lives Matter Movement: Fighting Racial Profiling in America

 Black Lives Matter Movement and Racial Profiling Alisha Joseph Ms. Jenkins English 101-Monday 11/5/18 Black Lives Matter Movement and Racial Profiling African Americans have always been historically been treated as less than Caucasians in America. Black people have been enslaved since the beginning and founding of America. White people had used their power to … Read more

Uncovering Implicit Bias in America: Police, Judges and Society Impacted by Unseen Attitudes

 Implicit bias is defined as the the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner (Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity).  It is something that is learned from our surroundings: family, society, friends, etc. The issue with implicit bias is that it is not necessarily … Read more

Has the Public’s View on Black Dissent Changed Over Time?

Racism in America is dated back to have started when people from Africa were imported to be put into slavery without a choice since they were seen as inferior people. Since then African-Americans have expressed dissent against the social injustices they have faced socially, and politically. For example, Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, and … Read more

Police Brutality: Strategies for Ending Excessive Force in America

 Police brutality has taken place for a very long period of time in the United States of America. In the article “What is Police Brutality”, the author, S. Danilina, gives the definition that “police brutality is the use of excessive and/or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians”. Some examples of police brutality … Read more

“Understanding Black Lives Matter: A Civil Rights Movement Revived

The Civil Rights movement in The United States of America came to a closing around 50 years ago. While some may have thought that the United States would become less racially discriminating after the election of the first black president in 2008, there has been continued violence and oppression which has brought around a new … Read more

How the Black Lives Matter Movement is Changing Society

Black Lives Matter and Racism Racism is when a race believes that it is superior to another competition resulting in discrimination, hatred, and prejudice towards people based on their color, national origin or ethnicity. Most people associate racism only with the acts of violence, harassment, and abuses, but also name calling inappropriate jokes, or rather … Read more

Ta-Nehisi Coates Writes to His Son: Combatting Racism in the US

Discrimination towards us is never over: many fellow African-Americans tell themselves and others every single day. One father/author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, published “Letter to my son” on July 4th, 2015 on The Atlantic, and he is writing a letter to his son discussing the discrimination they went through years prior and now. Coates builds his credibility … Read more

Addressing Racial Profiling & Police Brutality through Communication: Integrating the Model

 Another major cultural issue which has contributed to the prevalence of racial profiling and police brutality against Africans-Americans is prejudice. According to Martin and Nakayama (2013), prejudice is the negative attitudes towards other people that are based on faulty and inflexible stereotypes. In the society today, African-Americans have continuously experienced prejudice in the hands … Read more

MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech: The Rhetoric of Hope for Equality

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. He spoke to over 250,000 people in Washington, D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial for the “March on Washington” which was part of a civil rights demonstration. King was one of the major civil rights leader and conducted many … Read more

Uncovering the Black Power Movement in American History

The fight for equality has been fought for many years throughout American History and fought by multiple ethnicities. For African Americans this fight was not only fought to gain equal civil rights but also to allow a change at achieving the American dream. While the United States was faced with the Civil Rights Movements a … Read more

Solving Racial Disparities in America’s Criminal Justice System

Abstract: America is one of the most racially diverse and independent countries in the World. What draws so many people to this country is their “melting pot” American dream. But despite the advantages of America, there are many underlying issues that plague the nation. One of these issues is the racial disparities among minorities in … Read more

Are Police Heroes or Villains? Examining Their Role in Society

 Throughout history, police have played a vital role in other people's lives. While some view officers as valiant knights who save those in need, others view them as trigger happy individuals who target minorities. Growing up, many people are taught to view police officers as heroes. But what makes someone a hero and do … Read more

Uncovering the Racially-Charged History of Slavery in Colonial America

Slavery in colonial America was an important factor to the economic success of the colonies, especially the Southern colonies. Colonial America’s economic system was mercantilism, where colonies used slave labor to produce raw materials and agricultural goods to be exported to Britain, who would in turn re-export or manufacture into goods to be sold in … Read more

Police Brutality, Media Coverage & Public Outrage: Negative VS Positive Outcomes

 One recent case that got mass media coverage was the school shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14th, 2018. At 2:19 pm, former student Nikolas Cruz, who was expelled for disciplinary reasons, entered the school carrying an AR-15 rifle and proceed to open fire on his classmates and teachers, leaving seventeen dead. He then … Read more

Unshakeable Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech 55 Years Later

Fifty-five years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his riveting “I Have a Dream” speech. King combined vivid images, a passionate tone, and historical references to create a narrative of determination and hope ingrained in the American consciousness today. The fame of the speech can … Read more

Police Brutality & Excessive Force in America in 2018

 Force and Brutality in Policing   In this paper, I argue the effects force and brutality in policing has on citizens within a community. This ethical dilemma in policing is important to explore because of the negative perception’s citizens develop. These negative perceptions can be troublesome because in order for the police to be … Read more

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Racism, Inequality and a Legacy of Health Care Disparities

 In the non-fiction novel, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, the setting contributes to the overall tone of the story in many ways. Foremost, this story takes place in the 1950s and the 1960s which is a gloomy time period as treatments for cancer have not yet been developed. Additionally, this … Read more

Slavery & “Get Out”: Peele Reveals a Dark Legacy​ in US Society

Teacup, Cotton and Leather Shackles Jordan Peele became the first African-American to win the Academy Award for the Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out.” One of the most prominent themes throughout the film was slavery. Peele uses these memories and symbols of slavery to show that the election, and reelection of Barack Obama, does not … Read more

Exploring Inequality & Racism in America: A Closer Look at Race Stratification

 Race is an ascribed status based on a physical characteristic or characteristics of a person. However, race is not biologically meaningful. Race can be the basis of prejudice, which can lead to the action of discrimination, which as a whole contributes to racism. When thinking of racism, it is part of the bigger picture, … Read more

What should happen to the confederate statues?

The Civil War ended in 1861, approximately 156 years ago. Despite this, the war is still one of the most discussed and controversial subjects of modern American politics. Everything from the morals behind the wars conception to the emblems and relics that the war produced are meticulously analyzed by news stations and online social media … Read more

Racial discrimination

Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and moral characteristics are predetermined by his innate biological characteristics. Racial separatism is the belief, generally based on racism, that the different races must remain separated and keep each other at a distance. Racism is the belief … Read more

Racism in America (speech)

Have you ever been considered less than human or regarded as a possession or object based off of something you have no control over? Unfortunately, many people in America can honestly say that they have, which is entirely unacceptable in today’s world. Hello! I’m Sophia. I’ve been researching the topic of racism in America for … Read more

Racism in Puerto Rico

There are many views and opinions on the race associated with the Puerto Rican people. It seems as if these views cause a lot of frustration towards many people. Understanding a culture that has been made up by different races is somewhat hard to explain to the outsider. It is something that for many cannot … Read more

America’s Racial Caste and the Policing of Racial Order

Introduction: A racial caste is a group that is locked into an inferior position. Once placed into the racial caste you are deemed as a permanent second-class citizen. Our system perpetuates a racist divide in our country by creating (and re-creating) systematic ways to maintain white supremacy and black subordination. The United States, successfully, has … Read more

The idea of a ‘racial capitalism’

In recent years, the idea of a ‘racial capitalism’ has become increasingly proliferated amongst scholars and activists, especially in light of a number of instances of police brutality against unarmed African-Americans. Left-wing activists believe beyond reasonable doubt that capitalism and racism are inextricably linked, with the main concern being why this isn’t a more widespread … Read more

‘An image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness’ by Chinua Achebe

In the essay, “An image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness,” Nigerian born professor Chinua Achebe outlines in the novel a respectable argument critical of certain parts in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Through the separation and critical over-analysis of certain parts and particular sentences, Achebe obviously and successfully declares his outlook … Read more

Black Lives Matter Manifesto Review

Black Lives Matter also known as BLM is an international activist movement campaign started in July 2013, originated by the African American communities to fight against brutal violence, racial injustice, police brutality etc. This indiscrimination majorly revolves around the inequality faced by the black people on the issues of racial profiling and aims at reducing … Read more

The Racialised discourse surrounding Brexit

Introduction The Racialised discourse surrounding Brexit is evident through the strong anti-immigration and nationalist narratives that drove much of both the Brexit campaign and the recent General Election of which Brexit dominated. Whilst there are certainly elements of ‘imperial nostalgia’ in this discourse, it is argued that the term simply fails to account for the … Read more

Showing prejudices like racism and classism in Harry Potter

J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series is among the few pieces of literature which have equally gained immense popularity, critical acclaim and success worldwide. The seven Harry Potter movies are based off of the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling. The series has earned around $7.7 billion in the box office and is known as … Read more

Causes and Results of The LA Rodney King Riots: Racial Discrimination, Gangster Rap and 2Pac's Influence pow

 Khamis Berneker Professor Tran English 100 22 May 2018 Causes and Results of The L.A. Rodney King Riots “Taxi Driver Beaten By LAPD Officers!” was the title plastered all over newspapers and headlines across the country. On March 3rd, 1991 an African American taxi driver by the name of Rodney King was placed under … Read more

Black America’s Inalienable Rights: An Analysis of Segregation and Civil Disobedience

 As a citizen of America, the citizen has rights that are strictly endowed to them. These rights are born unto the person and cannot be taken away by anyone under any circumstance. These rights are their inalienable rights. Inalienable is defined as “that cannot be transferred to another or others” (“Inalienable”). Written in the … Read more

Racial Profiling: Solutions to Alleviate Tensions Between Police & Black Community

 Racial Profiling: Dividing the Lines Imagine yourself walking down the street, minding your own business when a cop confronts you and says that somebody who looks like you just committed a crime. What would your reaction be? This is the scenario that is happening on a daily basis between police departments and minorities, especially … Read more

Feel the Oppression: Understand Racism Through Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy" Poem

 The poem “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar describes the terrible experience of being a bird stuck in a cage. The poem is ultimately more about a simple bird being trapped in a cage, but the absence of freedom. Paul Dunbar was an African American poet who published this poem in 1899. The bird’s oppression … Read more

Fighting Fire With Peace: Martin Luther King Jr. & Amani Al-Khatahtbeh's Method of Defeating Oppression

 The world has never been completely peaceful. At times, conflicts erupt and people fight one another. There will be bloodshed and there will be wars. However, why do these conflicts happen? There is no single answer to this—humanity has always fought over something, whether it is something as small as who gets the next … Read more

Racism in Zootopia: Disney's Inspiring Message of Tolerance and Equality

 How Disney's Zootopia Touches on Real World Issues Zootopia is a Disney movie that has anthropomorphic animals living in harmony. Predators start to go missing, and the first bunny cop has to solve what has happened to them, along with her con artist friend, a fox. Yet, this movie has more to it other … Read more

Impact of racial stereotypes/racism on, self-esteem amongst African-American students regarding standardized testing

How do racial stereotypes/racism effect self -esteem among African-American students through standardized testing throughout the school year and how racism affects the social consciousness as of society when it comes to immigrants and deportation The focus of these proposed studies is to attempt to 1) identify racism and its effects on education and the social … Read more

Bias and racial discrimination in organisations

Culture practiced by an organization is subjective. This is due to the acceptance of cultural practices depends on individual perception within the organization itself. If employees in the organization can not share the culture practiced by other members of the organization, the individual may tend to leave the organization. If the employees can accept the … Read more

Get Out Film Analysis: Examining Racial Inequality & Symbolic Imagery in Jordan Peele's Movie

 Get Out Film Analysis Racial inequalities are a prevalent issue in our current society with fundamental discrimination regardless of the intention. Jordan Peele, with his film Get Out, aimed to expose these issues with an exaggerated storyline to demonstrate this overall theme. This is exhibited through an array of symbolism and very specific formal … Read more

Justyce Confronts Racism, Grief, and Police Brutality: A Story of Martin's Legacy

 Justyce borrows his friend’s hoodie to go rescue his drunk ex-girlfriend Melo. When he tries to lift the half-black girl into her car, Officer Castillo handcuffs him and slams him to the ground for attacking a white woman, citing his hoodie as proof of bad intentions. Justyce writes a letter to Martin Luther King … Read more

From Civil Disobedience to Lasting Change: Comparing Aneeka & Martin Luther King Jr.

 Both Aneeka and Martin Luther King Jr. use civil disobedience to convey their opinions and promote social change. Aneeka fights against Islamophobia within her home country of Britain, while King fights against the unjust laws geared toward limiting African American’s rights in the United States. Through their civil disobedience, the two carry out a … Read more

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Role In Advocating Civil Disobedience and Integration

 Letter from Birmingham City Jail is a letter written on April 16, 1963, by Martin Luther King Jr. advocating civil disobedience against unjust laws, and to bring forth the integration of blacks and whites. It speaks of the atrocities that went on during the 1960’s in Birmingham, Alabama. King wrote about the severe police … Read more

Latinx as a racial category

Broadly, the purpose of this paper is to engage with the ongoing debate surrounding Latinx as a racial category. Since the completion of the 1980 U.S. Census, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has flirted with the idea of adding “Hispanic” to the question “What is your race?” on the decennial census, which would … Read more

Racial Prejudices – Native Son (Richard Wright), Fruitvale Station (Coogler)

Ever since the beginning of slavery in America, the existence of the black male population has been compromised and they had to live their lives under the power of white supremacy. Society’s institutions use systematic oppression to create the identity of black males. This “monstrous” identity is created to excuse the unlawful acts of the … Read more

Understanding The Black Dancing Body On Levels of Performance and Through the Systems of Racism

Topography of Things to Come: Ruminations on Dancing In a Black Body: Latitude I The main topic in this section revolves around the ‘unintended and accidental’ segregation in the world of dance. The author speaks of her body build and how it is often rejected. She even speaks of her technique and how it was … Read more

Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2017), African American mothers and their babies are at a higher risk for pregnancy and birth-related complications, such as preterm birth, than women and infants of any other race.  Furthermore, the CDC (2009) states that, this health disparity further includes highest rate of infant mortality, … Read more

Racial Bias in Medicine and Segregation: Implications on Life and Death

While calculations and statistics can estimate the life expectancy of the population as a whole or for any individual, the only definite conclusion that has arisen from the seemingly endless desire to know when life will end is that death is impending and inevitable. There are clear correlations between certain decisions made throughout life, such … Read more

Racial bias in the US justice system

Stereotypes In order to explore racial bias in the US justice system it is essential to understand what stereotypes are. They were first introduced into social science by Lippman in 1922, who defined stereotypes as ‘picture in our head’. This definition is arguably reductionist, however, as the process of stereotyping has been condemned by psychologists … Read more

The First Kingdom/Seamus Heaney & I See The Promise Land/ML King Jr

Certain types of literature have the power to have an influence that can have a huge impact on others. It is often said that literature is a voice for social commentary. ‘The First Kingdom’ is a poem written by Seamus Heaney, a Northern Irish poet who wrote about the struggles against oppression that have occurred … Read more

Issue of racial profiling and ethnicity by law enforcement agencies

Over the last years, the use of race by law enforcement agencies in the police system has received a great amount of attention all across the United States. Race and ethnicity has always been a serious and rapidly growing issue in the American criminal justice system. Criminology research that explores the relationship between race, ethnicity … Read more

Environmental racism – ecological bigotry

When people think of racism, they think of the blatant times minorities were wronged by the greater opposing race. But, it is important to realize that racism in America has been embedded on every level including environmentally. With the consideration of tragedies like Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, it is ending up obvious that environmental … Read more

Racism that persists towards the African American population today

Many Americans today believe that racism and racial inequality are a thing of the past in the United States. Unfortunately, this is not so. The African American population has been disadvantaged economically and socially from the moment they were brought to what is now the United States. Although there was a war fought to destroy … Read more

From WW2 to NYC: How Environmental Racism Plagues Majority Black Neighborhoods

With the end of World War II came the age of the interstate, an era resulting in critical cultural shifts and racial divides. Between the 1950s and 1970s, new highway infrastructure began appearing in many American cities, resulting in the birth of the modern ghetto and new racial divides (Avila 19). Highways cut into African … Read more

Understanding Black Lives Matter: A Movement Against Racism and Police Brutality

Jando Jando Black lives matter Introduction: BLM is a political and social movement that aims to bring attention to racism, injustice, and inequality that black people face. When the group’s followers join, it’s mostly to oppose police brutality and racially motivated violence against black people. Three female Black activists, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullers, and Opal … Read more

Classism and Racism: African American Youth and the Achievement Gap

Classism and Racism: African American Youth and the Achievement Gap Schools are public institutions where many American youth are beginning to learn necessary foundation skills to make them functional human beings and to learn about where they are in life. An institution that shapes the identity and futures of many, school is also the place … Read more

Racial discrimination and inequality – African Americans

Through-out the 19th and 20th century, races and ethnic minorities faced the discrimination and racial inequality. Many of these minorities being unfairly treated even restricting their rights. As a result, two major acts occurred to help promote equity and inclusion; The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. These movements … Read more

Navigating the Asian-American Experience of Racism & the Impact of White Supremacy

The Asian-American Experience of Racism To live in America as an Asian is to be at a disadvantage because what is considered “normal” in society is to be White. Growing up, I subconsciously believed the distorted messages about the long-existing European standards of beauty and felt pressure to be an overachiever. However, feeling embarrassed and … Read more

Martin Luther – 95 theses

Martin Luther who lived in from 1471 to 1553 was a son of a peasant with a great pursuit to find and understand holiness. He was born into peasant family who had eventually prospered through different business ventures. (Roberts 2018) His father became a lawyer and Luther went to University thinking to do the same. … Read more

Chick-fil-A’s Potential Violation of Title VII: Is the “No Beard” Policy Discriminatory?

A. Introduction Institutionalised racism has gone under the political spotlight as issues such as Black Lives Matter, police brutality, and workplace discrimination come to the forefront of our nation’s eye. The U.S. enters a time where it must look at its own clockwork, analyzing its mechanisms to understand what systems leave different racial, religious, and … Read more

Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech – ethos, logos, and pathos

In the middle of the twentieth century, the civil rights movement found its voice in a young Baptist minister from Atlanta, Georgia: Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK).  King lead the movement towards success until his death in 1968, making a name for himself through the acts of civil disobedience which he helped to lead.  The … Read more

Martin Luther and John Calvin impact on Catholic Church

Back in early European history, there were often many disagreements between people, especially when it came to religion. These disagreements can lead to a wide variety of things, whether it be war, compromise, or just flat out tension. In one of the bigger disputes of religion in European history, Martin Luther and John Calvin vs. … Read more

Racism: Understanding Its History & Effects

Racism is something we’ve all seen. Many individuals neglect to trust that race isn’t a natural classification, yet a counterfeit grouping of individuals with no scientifically variable certainties. At the end of the day, the qualification we make between races has nothing to do with hereditary attributes. Race was made socially, fundamentally by how individuals … Read more

Racism and Wilderness in “The Tempest”

Impressive or thoughtful?  In his argument Ronald Takaki indicates the reader that, the meaning might be deeper than one might assume when the play “The Tempest” is watched or read. One might think it is only sightly and impressive, but characteristic features and setting open up a “New World” for us in the eyes of … Read more

Methods Martin Luther King used to achieve the aims of the Civil Rights Movement

There are many major methods in which Martin Luther King used during the US to achieve the aims of the Civil Rights Movement. These methods are ones which include non-violent protests, the way he constructs his persuasive speeches, involvement from the Northern US towards the US Civil Rights Movement, and the way he showed great … Read more

Martin Luther King Jr.’s letters from Birmingham Jail

Martin Luther King Jr.’s letters from Birmingham Jail served to eliminate injustice during the 1960’s. His letter is a response to fellow white clergymen who failed to understand Dr. King’s fight. While King was serving jail time in Birmingham, Alabama, under the ridiculous reasoning of peacefully protesting without a permit, he wrote to counteract the … Read more

Martin Luther King Jr argued for peacefully protest for Americans

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and an activist who became one of the most prominent leaders and spokesperson in the Civil Rights Movement. King used tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience that was based on his Christian beliefs. King became known for his public speaking ability and continued to rise and … Read more

Racial discrimination in America from Hollywood movie “The Help”

See racial discrimination in America from Hollywood movie the help Abstract: the film the help reflects the social problems that have existed since the founding of the United States. A racist film tells the story of the struggle of black maids from the perspective of women and the rare story of white people helping black … Read more

Letter from Birmingham Jail – Martin Luther King

ENG 124.01 3/7/18 Letter from Birmingham Jail Throughout Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s paper he effectively demonstrates use of ethos, logos, and pathos to show his theme of determination. King believed there was a better world where Americans no longer worried about the color of their skin. He was imprisoned in Birmingham Jail for a … Read more

Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham Jail

Martin Luther King was the leader of aa non-violent civil rights protest. King was arrested and in Birmingham Jail after leading this protest. While in Jail, he was given a newspaper containing “A Call for Unity”, which was a letter directed at King written by Alabama clergy men. This letter contained many criticisms and critics … Read more

Writing essays on racism

Racism is an issue that has been prevalent in our society for centuries. It is a complex issue, with a multitude of contributing factors, which can vary depending on the context in which it is experienced. Despite its complexity, it is an issue that must be discussed openly and honestly in order to understand, identify and ultimately address the problem.

When writing a racism essay, the discussion must begin with an overview of its history. It is important to recognize that racism has been a part of our society since its inception. From the colonial era, when Europeans colonized and enslaved native people, to the Jim Crow laws that enforced racial segregation in the United States, to the Holocaust in Europe, racism has been used as a tool of oppression and subjugation. It is important to recognize the legacy of racism and its long-term effects on those who have been impacted by it.

In addition to its historical legacy, racism continues to be an issue in modern society. Racism can manifest itself in many ways, including in the form of discrimination in employment, housing, education, and other aspects of daily life. It can also be seen in systems of policing and criminal justice, where people of color are disproportionately targeted, arrested, and incarcerated.

Racism also exists on a more personal level, in the form of prejudice, bias, and hate. This can take the form of verbal and physical attacks, as well as microaggressions, which are subtle yet still damaging. It is important to acknowledge and address these forms of racism, as well as the institutional and systemic racism that exists in our society.

When discussing racism, it is important to recognize the role that privilege plays in perpetuating the problem. Privilege is the unearned benefits that come from belonging to a certain group or class. Those who are in positions of privilege often benefit from systems and institutions that are biased in their favor, while those who are not in positions of privilege often suffer from discrimination and oppression. It is important to recognize the role that privilege plays in perpetuating systems of racism and inequality.

Finally, when writing essays on racism, it is important to focus on solutions. It is not enough to simply acknowledge the existence of racism; it must be actively addressed. This can be done through education and awareness, campaigning and advocacy, and policy change. It is also important to focus on creating an environment of understanding and compassion, where everyone is respected and valued.