Stereotypes Of Racism Essay

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(1)Racism is the idea that everyone of a certain race has the same qualities as each other. This is often followed by the belief that those of said race are inferior in some way to another more dominant race. Prejudice is a pre judgment or opinion of the race of a person or group of people. Now stereotypes are a commonly believed, or known, oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of people. Stereotypes play a huge role in ethnicity, which is a combination of learned cultural behaviors associated with physical characteristics.1 Racism definitely still exists today, otherwise the conversation would be dying down, not getting louder. You can clearly see this if you look at the education system, Hollywood, or the prison system. All three …show more content…
Statistically whites have the opportunity to get a better education, therefore if you just look at skills you could limit minorities of getting jobs or into college as all the top choices will most likely be white. This would just continue the cycle of whites being superior in America. White Privilege is the idea that you are better than everyone else just because you were born white. You feel entitled to everything life has to offer because you are born into a society where your race is the best. If you believe in white privilege, you will always think whites deserve everything over minorities. This belief mixed with colorblindness would just confirm white’s place in our current society of being on top, instead of changing the scale and equalling everything out so all races have an equal shot at getting what they want out of …show more content…
First white people who believe themselves white. This is not about a white person being born white and thinking “I’m white”. It is about them thinking they are white because they do what white people do. They think the “white culture” is better than those of minorities and look down on minorities’ culture and way of life as being poor and uneducated. With this mindset people will build stereotypes that anyone who lives that way of life is not good enough to have what a white person has, like a nice house, car, or even a decent job. The other form is minorites who think they are white. Once again this is not a black person thinking they are the color white, but live by the culture of a “white person”. They look down on others of their own race who do not also live by this white culture. They may even look down on their own family if they follow the culture they deem uneducated or poor. This mindset of “being white” could cause major class separation and segregation of cultures. Which in turn would increase the wage gap and racism as a whole. If we continue to remind people that race is a social construct, and that skin color was decided by the strength of the Sun’s rays on earth, then maybe we will be able to get rid of this idea that these different cultures are not about race but just a way of living. And it does not matter what race you are, that you can enjoy any if not all the cultures

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