Critical Race Theory: The Interconnection Between Race And Power

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Race is a topic that is commonly unspoken about unless it involves them being racialized although it is an enormous issue. People, especially westernized, white democratic people, do not like to believe that race is still a large issue. Yet, it is rather just oblivious notions to ensure the power spectrum is kept in balance. Critical race theory explores the interconnection between race and power (de Peuter, March 26, 2015). Therefore I will examine how race is theorized into being a social construction to perpetuate difference in order to create social divide. Difference has been an extremely prevalent factor throughout history that dictates many peoples place in the world. Ien Ang (2005, 84) stated that difference is “[t]he quality of …show more content…
Therefore this tradition has continued, because the social construction of racism is historically entrenched, race has not only divided class but also associations. It is more likely white people are friends with white people and Asians friends with Asians, therefore when companies pass hands they usually do so within associates. Furthermore, the ruling class continues to make it difficult for all other identities to climb the class structure. They do so through commodification. Because white folk were the first settlers on North American land, they over took the indigenous that were not materialistic, and once immigration began, the majority of people that were not European were lacking financially. This perpetuated the class divide by putting certain poor races together in areas of the city and creating a cycle that would keep them within those quarters. This has spawned several …show more content…
By only allowing people of high class to attend, it perpetuated the feat of lower class. They are unable to get an education and a good career in a high grossing company, this is still apparent today in North America. Furthermore, the segregation of minorities in cities and provinces produce an over representation of racialized people in prisons. Lower income communities are often more regulated and patrolled by police. Therefore there is a much higher likely hood of getting caught for equated crimes in a poor area than a rich area. And as we learned in lecture on March 26 the wealth gaps between white people and Hispanic or black people are colossal, up to twenty times difference. Therefore it is obvious that people of a race other than white are largely populate the areas that are patrolled more regularly by police. Thus resulting in the overrepresentation of racialized minorities in prison. Furthermore because of this overrepresentation it is likely that racialized people are more likely going to be repeat offenders and cause problems therefore are more likely to be

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