Next Racism in the UK? Everyday we hear on the news about foreign immigrants, but how much do people really care about the subject? Are feelings really this high on the subject or is media hype exacerbating the problem? According to some sections of the media, UK citizens have become ruthless towards foreign citizens.
It really all comes down to semantics. No one is trying to deny that. But racism is far more complex. Before you cry outrage and send me a nasty email about how reverse racist this article is, calm down. Some people simplify racism as one group not liking another, and think "racist" and "prejudiced" are interchangeable.
But racism is a concept that operates on both an individual and institutional level. At its core, racism is a system in which a dominant race benefits off the oppression of others -- whether they want to or not.
We don't live in a society where every racial group has equal power, status, and opportunity. Yes, white people all over the world and throughout history have experienced atrocities like slavery and persecution. But in the very specific context of American history, white people have not been enslaved, colonized, or forced to segregate on the scale that black people have.
They do not face housing or job discrimination, police brutality, poverty, or incarceration at the level that black people do.
This is not to say that they do not experience things like poverty and police brutality at all. That is the reality of racism. Rather than acknowledging the realities of how people of color deal with racism, white racists do mental and hypothetical cartwheels in order to justify these injustices.
Here are four common arguments that have no merit: Affirmative Action takes jobs and scholarships away from white people. Affirmative action does not favor people of color over whites, but ensures that they are considered equally.
It levels the playing field. White culture can be appropriated, too. The need to flip the script when it comes to cultural appropriation is wrong because it willfully removes context and history from the equation. Black-on-white crime is proof that black people just hate all whites!
Guilty or not, this number of deaths in comparison to how many white people were killed is staggering. Most black children in America will learn they are descended from slaves before they learn they are descended from ancient African civilizations.
These institutions are created out of necessity, and the argument that they should not exist speaks to the pervasiveness of white privilege. Racism at highest level? If you think about it, reverse racism is actually kinda great. Because if it did exist, it would mean we lived in a society in which all racial groups have an equal amount of power.
An earlier version of this story cited an unrelated Pew Research Study; the correct study has been included.This have been a tiring day but I saw there was a new post, and this is rare!
So I just had to read it. Nice little bits of the day to day life and the various facets about race in Japan. Institutional racism is defined as racism perpetrated by social and political institutions, such as schools, the courts, or the military.
Unlike the racism perpetrated by individuals, institutional racism, also referred to as systemic racism, has the power to negatively affect the bulk of people belonging to a racial group. As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from urbanagricultureinitiative.com The United States is a country where concerns about discrimination, racism, and poverty are pervasive. When I interviewed Seymour Papert at MIT (Goldberg, a), I expected our conversation to be primarily about computers and LOGO, the program he devised for elementary students.
Yet Papert was more. THE LIES AND RACISM OF WOODROW WILSON. The image of President Woodrow Wilson handed down to us through history is of a democratic idealist whose rhetoric outlined the rationale for American involvement in foreign wars in the 20th Century. Aug 26, · If you think about it, reverse racism is actually kinda great.
Because if it did exist, it would mean we lived in a society in which all racial groups have an equal amount of power. But we don’t.