Who is the real victim of racism?
by f.viau on January 27, 2016 - 5:10pm
In the article, “We’re all racist. But racism by white people matters more” written on October 5th 2015 by Mona Chalabi, the author mentions that in our society today, people tend to classify racism with white people because they believe that they are the superior race and all minorities are not on the same level as them. What is interesting is that she talks about how even if everyone seems to have this certain stereotype or typical image of a racist person, in fact everyone from any race can be racist. As she says in the article, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/05/racist-racism-racially-white-ethnic-minorities, after a documentary she had been working on, the outcome of her research shows that everybody tends to see themselves as non-racist but associate other people from another ethnicity to be racist themselves. Society has obviously been impacted by all the history behind our races and thus making it hard for one to say that a white person is not racist to a black person. There is a term called “new racism” which explains exactly what Chalabi means, new racism is the new kind of racism which is not like the old kind. It is not racism that is said out loud and shown everywhere like before, it is more of a subtle type of racism which neglects other races in either a game, or just simply rejecting an individual for a job but will brings positive things to the “superior whites”. I believe the source mentioned above is a very reliable source because the author herself has worked in multiple news and journalism companies over the years such as BBC, NPR, and The Guardian. The information and her ideas in the article seem to be good because she has a master’s in data journalism at the University of Edinburgh. To close up on her ideas, we should find a way to connect everyone in the world and in our societies either it is language or a tradition in order to eliminate the certain “power” that white individuals have even if they do not realize it.