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Racism

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Who Taught You To Hate Yourself? Malcolm X.

The purpose of this paper is to give an in depth evaluation of Malcolm X's speech at Ronald Stokes funeral service in Los Angeles on 5 May, 1962, by discussing 8 important aspects. Stokes had been killed on 27 April by the Los Angeles Police Department at a local mosque...

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The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living

In Plato’s The Apology, Socrates states in line 38A “the unexamined life is not worth living.” He uses this piece of philosophy as an explanation or to support his acceptance of being put to death after his trial. In his mind, there has been no description and there is no...

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Internalized Racial Oppression

Racism has always existed in some form in humans. It is a horrific characteristic that permeates every facet of society with no tangible justification for its use. Racism can be defined as having prejudice, discrimination, or animosity perpetrated on an individual solely because of their race on the grounds that...

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Racism in England

During the development of the slave trade, the Europeans had created an ideology specifically for racism; the ideology was used to justify trade (Peter 71). The blacks were thought to be uncivilized, sub-human and inferior to European way of life. Because they considered them as not one of them, hence...

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Current Events Report: Chile’s Immigration Issues/New Constitution

As the world is struggling to end the COVID-19 pandemic, this struggle overshadows the myriad of other problems in different parts of the world. Chile is not an exception. With preparations for a Constitutional referendum underway, immigration, racism and discrimination against indigenous groups are the hot topics in Chile. According...

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Implicit Bias Test

Taking the Implicit Associations Test (IAT) was an interesting experience as it offers an opportunity to find out something you do not know about yourself that might also effect your behavior. While I believe that I do not have any prejudice against any race, the test might have detected something...

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“How It Feels to be Colored Me” Summary

In her essay, “How It Feels to be Colored Me,” Zora Neale Hurston explains her identity and self pride as a black woman. She describes life in various Florida towns with a series of scenes and metaphors. In the essay, she ruminates on the concepts of racial identity, social dynamics,...

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“Battle Royal” by Ralph Ellison – Summary

In the “Battle Royal,” Ralph Ellison uses a female stripper to symbolize corruption and perversion in the society to which his narrator belongs. The stripper appears as the narrator and his school fellows prepare to fight and she stands “in the center” of the room into which the narrator is...

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A Class Divided Essay

Class Divided was an excellent portrayal of a class experiment in discrimination and racism. The educator chose to handle these issues with her third grade classroom in a manner that was rather radical. By separating the children by eye color, also a trait that is not by choice much like...

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A Prejudicial Society in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee used literature to examine the society around her. Her famed work, To Kill a Mockingbird, remains one of the most important books ever written for examining the reality of prejudice in the American South. The story is set during the Great Depression Period (1933-350) in a made-up town...

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Book Review: Race, Segregation and Land Use

Part 1: Ancestries When viewed positively, differences between people can be leveraged for the good of society but when considered negatively, they invoke conflict that has historically pitted man against man in areas of politics, economics and even existence in specific geographic spaces. In relation to geographic space or specifically...

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The Contributions of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers to the Civil Rights Movement

The contributions of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers had both positive and negative effects on the civil rights movement in the 1960s. The peaceful protest efforts of those within the movement had gained some ground in breaking down segregation and restrictive voting laws.These peaceful methods helped gain support for...

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Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism

As history explicitly demonstrates, Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism did not just emerge from nowhere, but there were reasons behind their materialization. A close examination of those reasons offers a profound understanding of the intent of the movements. In those times, it was common knowledge that virtually all black people irrespective...

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Jackie Robinson PBS Documentary

After Jackie Robinson broke the “color line” to become the first African American to play in the major leagues he experienced hate letters, death threats against his family what forms of discrimination do these examples represent? According to Merton’s typology of prejudice and discrimination, these acts against Jackie Robinson and...

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Environmental Racism

According to findings of the research, environmental racism is a form of segregation where individuals are forced to live in degraded environments such as pollution, urban decay, and toxic waste. The proposed Dakota Access Pipeline was used to transport crude oil from North Dakota via South Dakota into Illinois. The...

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Racial Profiling and Discrimination against Arabs

As the social and political structure of America continues to evolve, racism has remained a prevalent issue in society for many years. Racial discrimination against certain ethnic groups has led to a bevy of unethical acts that have created tension among authorities and minorities. Since the 9/11 attacks, government officials...

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How Cultural Elements And History Have Created And Are Changing Racism In Brazil

Brazil being the fifth largest and fifth most populated in the world is divided is occupied by many people with various cultural backgrounds. The country is divided into an assortment of regions that are often used for political purposes but in real sense these regions are occupied by various communities...

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Racial Conflicts in the American South and West During 1865-1900

The period of 1865 to 1900 begins shortly after the Civil War and marks a great degree of American progress westward. But, as the following will show, the progress that would eventually connect the eastern and western seaboards was fundamentally meant only for whites, as all others were targeted for...

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Critical Race Theory, Conflict Theory and NASW Ethical Principle

Through the lenses of critical race theory, Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote emphasizes the phenomenon of empathic fallacy that decreases the chances of the dominant group making a contribution to the establishment of equality. More specifically, expecting empathy from the oppressor is not likely to lead to any real consequences...

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Classism vs. Racism in Education

Classism is the systematic oppression of poor people and people who work for wages by those who have access to control of the necessary resources by which other people make their living. (Warnock and Briggs, 2015) Classism is amazing because it seems so necessary for a capitalistic society to function....

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