Essay about Systematic Report On Systematic Racism

1582 Words Apr 28th, 2016 7 Pages
My thesis is Systematic Racism is when the way a society is structured systematically ends up giving advantages to some and disadvantages to others. It is a theoretical concept and a reality. Joe Feagin said, “Systemic racism includes the complex array of anti-black practices, the unjustly gained political-economic power of whites, the continuing economic and other resource inequalities along racial lines, and the white racist ideologies and attitudes created to maintain and rationalize white privilege and power. Systemichere means that the core racist realities are manifested in each of society’s major parts [...] each major part of U.S. society--the economy, politics, education, religion, the family--reflects the fundamental reality of systemic racism.” This basically means that every part of people’s lives are touched by these systems that have been built for hundreds of years. Systematic racism stems from mindsets from the slave era, the Jim Crow era, and segregation. Relative to the history of the United States, only fairly recently have some of those systems been broken down. Derived from the 1800-1866 slave codes, the Jim Crow laws were only classified as unconstitutional in 1954. Although the laws were unconstitutional and therefore changed, mindsets can’t be changed so easily. So while discriminating in the professional world is illegal, it happens everyday to people of color. Studies have shown that regardless of education, people with white sounding names are more…

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