The unfair treatment of ethnic minorities in america
by jlafrance-jones on February 2, 2016 - 7:58pm
A) topic &type of paper / justification of social issue:
The topic of this paper is the unfair treatment of ethnic minorities in America. This paper will analyze the sources of the unfair treatment that the ethnic minorities have to endure and how it affects their abilities to pull through to higher social classes in their society. The paper will also compare the current situation to historical periods to illustrate a social trends targeting ethnic minorities. Finally, this paper will question how it would be possible to eliminate the unfair treatment with which society burdens ethnic minorities.
The unfair treatment of ethnic minorities in America is a social issue because it conflicts the social ideal that everyone should have equal opportunity.
The impact of racial discrimination can be felt by ethnic minorities in their community, their job and in public. This discrimination towards ethnic minorities can bring a feeling of alienation and make it harder for immigrants and native born americans from ethnic minorities to fully integrate and have a strong sense of patriotism. (Falcone, 90). An Australian research has shown that racial discrimination can have a deep psychological impact on the victim of discrimination. Many members of those minorities are victims of hate crimes and day to day discrimination against them which can put them in dangerous psychological distress. ( Ferdinand, Paradies & Kelaher, 1)
B) Areas of interest / important questions and associated social science disciplines:
-Do the media and their depiction of the culture of minority groups influence the treatment reserved to them by society as a whole? (Sociology)
-should the government allow for financial privileges for members of ethnic minorities in lower social classes to promotes and enforce equality? (Economic)
C) Who / what groups are involved in the issue?
The groups involved in this issue are the ethnic minorities, the ethnic majority and the government. We can examine who their treatment can affect ethnic communities economically and socially.
Falcone, J. (2006). Seeking Recognition: Patriotism, Power and Politics in Sikh American Discourse in the Immediate Aftermath of 9/11. Diaspora: A Journal Of Transnational Studies, 15(1), 89-119.
Ferdinand, A. S., Paradies, Y., & Kelaher, M. (2015). Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Australian culturally and linguistically diverse communities: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1-14. doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1661-1