Eric Foner, professor of history at Columbia, describes the issue of Confederate statues in an article for The New York Times. He describes that multiple reactions have appeared regarding the removal of Confederate statues in the United States, including President Trump who has described that such removal tears apart ''the history and culture of our great country''. The debate of removing Confederate statues arises from a history that begins before the American Civil War.
Beagan and Etowa’s (2009) study explored the relationship between African origins and occupational activities. To do so, the authors interviewed 50 African Nova Scotian women between the age of 40 and 65 years old. While other research focused on one particular place or event, Beagan and Etowa decided to study the more general damages of everyday racism. Everyday racism can be defined as routine. Indeed, they are simple, small comment that can be made as a joke.
Heinze & DeCandia’s (2011) study was performed to retest an experiment that had been previously conducted in 2008. Being that the initial experiment was not of empirical nature, the authors decided to recreate it in order to obtain measurable outcomes. Thusly, this study aimed to determine whether the teaching of certain themes (White privilege and racism) will positively influence students’ thoughts and attitudes regarding these themes.
From my perspective, racism is the results of ignorance and I am not the only one who thinks that way. Ignorance does not mean a lack of intelligence, rather something you do not know. The only solution is to learn what you do not know, so color-blind people can be taught and learn that racism is not something of the past.
Submitted by DGermain01 on October 21, 2016 - 9:48pm
Racism in sports has been an issue since media and sports have been introduced to each other. Especially in the 50s, 60s, and 70s it was very hard for minorities to play with ``whites``. Now a days we see minorities all over professional sports, but it seems there is still a problem with racism.
The crime of omission; omitting a person or group from a privilege or system; in ways that limit and negatively impact possibility, growth and prosperity. In this case, the perpetrator; the Government of Canada, the victims; First Nation’s people. Throughout Canadian history up until this very day, tremendous ethnical injustices have unfolded due to systemic racism and sociological discrimination, which have consequently left one group vulnerable to racial prejudices and impoverishment.
Halloween is coming, meaning that frenetic research for the perfect costume might begin soon. However, racism and stereotypes are often spread through these disguises as many are unaware that these clothes provide of a bad representation of certain cultural groups.
Submitted by trinie1000 on October 20, 2016 - 8:06pm
In today’s society, racism is a topic that is frequently discussed. We question what race means and what does it mean to be racist. According to one teacher giving a lecture at a high school in Oklahoma, being white means that you are racist. This teacher was giving a lecture at Norman North High School, a lecture with the goal to heal racial divides. Instead the teacher, who was not named in the article published on The Washington Post website, said that being white makes you racist in an article titled “ ‘To be white is to be racist, period,’ a high school teacher told his class”.