Is Everyone A Little Bit Racist Analysis

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Countless problems within society are a burden toward people, especially that of racism and racial stereotyping, but it is not a problem that can be solved at the blink of an eye, as Rome was not built in a day. The ideas of racial inequality and stereotypical racism, as well as the idea that racism is a challenge yet to be solved, are referenced within the articles “Black Men and Public Spaces” by Brent Staples and “Is Everyone A Little Bit Racist” by Nicolas Kristof. These articles discuss the pressure and suffering that African-Americans face due to racism, as they are stereotyped to be criminals that are accustomed to violence, even by themselves, and the negative influence that subconscious discrimination has upon this predicament, which …show more content…
As African-American males are frequently reported to commit crimes, it is not uncommon that “young black males are drastically overrepresented among the perpetrators of that violence” (Staples, 2). Although it is not clear to see, this stereotype has instilled caution into the minds of many, causing people to suspect and doubt the actions and words of African-Americans, despite the personality and nature of the person. This waning mistrust places African-Americans at a constant disadvantage, as it limits other people to suppose that they cannot have a potential higher than those of other races. Misconceptions such as these are the factors, whether primary or secondary, that cause opportunities to be offered less towards African-Americans than towards a person of a different race. Additionally, it becomes more of a burden to them, due to the fact that the consequences for many misdeeds are more severe and strict towards African-Americans, as compared to any other race. As African-Americans will be convicted of more crimes than others, this cycle of stereotypical mistrust and misconduct will never fail to …show more content…
As societies continue to segregate African-Americans, they become stereotyped and unequally distinguished as felons of violence, by others as well as themselves. To rub salt into the wound, people that try to reduce the amount of racism in societies ultimately end up increasing racism, as they intuitively contradistinguish African-Americans from the rest of society. Due to the fact that racism is a highly influential problem, it will be a feat to completely eliminate it, but it is achievable, as long as we work steadily, brick by brick, to solve the problem, as like the creation of

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