Analysis Of Is Every One A Bit Racist? By Nicholas Kristof

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Racism
Often, people do not realize how internalized racist attitudes can be. This is true not only for dominant groups in society, but also for minority groups. I feel that every person demonstrates some form of racial discrimination against races, even though they may not recognize it. Often, their actions are not intentional. However, their action, of discrimination, comes from impulse and all their internal feelings. Therefore, someone may say that they are not racist, but society may disagree with them because of their actions. In the article Is Every One A Bit Racist? By Nicholas Kristof, he attempts to prove that racism is internalized. I believe that Nicholas Kristof argues that people are not racist. He implies that most of the time people act on impulse.
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(Staples, 2014). Yet, he never states that it is because of racism within the police department. However, he implies that race can be a big reason why. Brent Staples also implies that within the police department there is a high possibility of consequence racism. Meaning that, Police officers are supposed to be trustworthy, serve and protect all races. However, there is an overwhelming number of young African American boys shot by the police in compressing to other ethnic groups. Further, “black” men and boys die at the hands of the police more often than “white” men and boys do. Staples ask, “ Who kills all of those black men and boys? Mostly white officers but, in hundreds of instance black officers, too.” (Staples, 2014). For example, Staples states “ An analysis of federally collected data show that young black males in recent years where at a far greater risk of being shot dead by the police than their white counterparts- 21 times greater.” (Staples, 2014). This statistic implies that there is some form of racism that is going

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