Racism Papers On Racism

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In my own words racism is what makes us human beings disgusting. The idea that a certain skin color can be dominant over another kind of skin color is something I will NEVER be able to wrap my head around. Maybe the above statement is not very social scientist-y of me, but this topic is something very dear to my heart for the sole fact that I never witnessed racism until I moved to the US. I thank my parents from the bottom of my heart to never discriminate who I got to play with and who I didn’t, unless if I was in danger – let’s say someone could drug me, or rape me, or drug me. Which is something that a person of ANY race would do. I never saw a difference between myself, and others. We were all equal. The mindset of some Americans about …show more content…
When a homicide happens and the suspect is African American, people put the blame on the fact that being African American is why the homicide happened, and do not take into account the circumstances: self-defense, mental illness, passion crime etc. I am not saying that committing a murder has any excuse, but it is important to understand the circumstances of why and how it happened. Blaming an occurrence on race, is just the same way as blaming it on someone’s eye color. There is no connection between the …show more content…
The percentage of specific racial group that would need to move in order to achieve racial evenness is how Doob (2013) explains it in the textbook. In other words, to spread its members throughout the city so that census tracks that specific group’s percentage of population in the city (p.271). This census data shows a clear racial segregation both in cities and in the suburbs. The reason why such segregation exists is because urban renewal projects built back in the 1950’s and 1960’s, which was meant to take all non-whites and move them in another neighborhood in bad condition, and to make room for the whites. Sadly that is a clear example of racism and unfair treatment. The government should not have a say where people should live. All individuals should chose for themselves the location where they would like to

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