Causes Of Affirmative Action

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The black individuals with more money and more education were in the perfect positions to go and seize the opportunities that affirmative action offered.(Mainstream). For black individuals that were poorer and lack education affirmative action was unattainable. Later, the black individuals that received jobs , education and training moved away from the individuals that lack in all categories, named the abandoned. Affirmative action led to the creation of the Mainstream and Abandoned. Mainstream tried to assimilate to white middle class society. It seemed as though affirmative action was bias toward mainstream society. Residential integration was an effect from many causes including affirmative action, gentrification and etc.. During this …show more content…
Institutional racism is a form of discrimination expressed through social institutions(usually not visible). An example of individual racism can be when I first realized skin color and how I was different. On t.v., in the news, my color was always treated unequally. I remember when I first learned about slavery and the civil rights movement in school. My teachers in elementary school made us watch a movies where we seen black people being attacked by dogs, lynched and beaten. Honestly, after these days of school I was terrified, I thought I was a bad child because of skin color. At this age, I didn 't understand how to interpret the events so , everything that I did wrong I contributed it to being a black person in the US.. I began to separate myself and associate with people that looked familiar. Obviously, now I understand that color has nothing to do with behaviors but I believe the views of myself as a child can be considered individual racism. An example of institutional racism was the War on Drugs created target black people and ‘destroy’ them. Color blind racism is an approach to treat everyone as equal as possible without regarding race,culture and etc.. to end discrimination . I do not believe this is an effective approach because it removes the uniqueness and individuality every person has. Additionally, if someone doesn 't achieve success in the world society will …show more content…
An example of de jure segregation is the Jim Crows laws created to separate the blacks from the whites. De facto segregation is self separation. An example of de facto segregation is in the 20th century when black people self separated themselves from other areas which built communities and togetherness. Residential segregation played(ing) a huge role in the socioeconomic status of African Americans in the present and future. When the FHA loans were given to individuals that were eligible(white males mostly) , whites then moved to suburbia and the blacks stayed , were the property value decreased and poverty increased. Also, gentrification forced poor people into poorer neighborhoods. People that faced this in the 20th century and 21st century still suffer from the repercussion of the past today from past and current generations. Many African-Americans are still facing poverty, discrimination and are currently stuck in residentially segregated areas. These areas also hold a stigma which isn 't helpful when looking for employment or assistance. This situation is like being in a very deep hole without a ladder. It would be very difficult for African Americans to release themselves from poverty or low income. Also, the African Americans that were enslaved never received reparations but other racial groups such as the Native Americans and Chinese did receive . It is important to understand that these are the factors that led

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