Racism and Sexism Essay

671 Words Mar 13th, 2011 3 Pages
Racism is a controversial issue. Racism, however often has played the central role in such conflicts. Racism has historically been defined as the belief that race is the primary determinant of human capacities, that a certain race is inherently superior to others, and/or that individuals should be treated differently according to their racial designation. Sometimes racism means beliefs practices, and institutions that discriminate against people based on their perceived or observed race. I am going to be talking about some of the issues of sexism and racism. How people are kept in their place by society and by themselves. How has this unequal affected individuals lives and the business world. If women are being …show more content…
So you have to think to yourself have women really been liberated. I think they have but only to some extend.
The movie “Crash”, is the perfect analogy of how we as a human race deal with life, people and our own experiences. Physical characteristics and racial differences may be interpreted as two distinguishing traits that separate us. I think it’s what keeps us apart. That leaves several abstract questions that the film “Crash” illustrates. The movie Adam’s Rib provides a serious meditation on a modern marriage. The movie shows how women reflect the way they felt about sexism. The film reconciles the tension between certain “male” qualities, stability and stoicism and certain “female” qualities. But under the right circumstances, each gender can exchange these qualities. The male character demonstrates that he can fake tears. But Adam’s Rib also shows that both of their qualities are not interchangeable. The success of their marriage derives from their individuality and its stability based on a fluctuating balance of power. This film shows that men can be humiliated without loss of “male” ego. And that women can be deferent to the men and still not lose her identity. Based on their willingness to listen to each other their marriage celebrates accommodation and compromise. The film strikes deeper into the question of sexual roles. This analysis has made me recognize that discrimination exists in a variety of

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