First off, I do NOT support Donald Trump. I think his actions and his plans for the "new America" is completely ignorant, and ignores the foundation of our country as a whole. This thread is mainly to raise arguments about the true reasons of Donald Trump's success so far in the Republican party.
Racism has been going on for so many years but still continues but in different ways. It’s not even the color of your skin or how you look. Racism even happens because of your culture. We have been dealing with this ever since the 9/11 attack in New York City when two planes crashed right into both of the Twin Towers, making them fall to the ground killing a lot of people on that day. After all of that, now people look at Muslims like if they're doing something suspicious or if they have a bomb or something. But not all Muslims are bad they're really good people.
“The Great Migration: The African American Exodus from The South” by Dan Kopf tells factual details about the mass migration of blacks to Northern America during the 19th and 20th centuries. With quotes from Isabel Wilkerson’s Warmth of Other Suns, the reason and method behind this migration-- its push and pull factors are explained. Long before the numbers greatly peaked, slaves of the 1700’s and 1800’s had fled to the north to claim their freedom, marking the paths that thousands would travel along centuries later.
The connection of ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) to the fasted growing faith in the World, Islam, is causing an unimaginable amount of fear and violence towards innocent Muslims in the United States and throughout the Globe. The American government’s responsibility to the safety and well being of its people is more important than ever.
This week's surveyor Eric explains how he feels and talks about racism.
writing version of the recording:
Harsha : "Hi this is Eric we are talking about fairness and so Eric what does fairness actually mean to you with racism?"
Eric: "On racism for me fairness is equality between races...so if you look back during right before..and during The Great Depression there wasn't very much fairness but now if you look today there is a whole lot more of it...so fairness is when people of two different races both are treated equally as one."
The authors of dystopian works, such as George Orwell of 1984, broadcast a future that although seems bleak, and at times is relatable, these societies seem to be in the far out future. But these days, our societies are beginning to look more and more like those societies in those dystopian works. There are multiple trends that are concerning that can lead to a dystopian society, but to me the most concerning trend is xenophobia. Xenophobia is the fear of the foreign, and throughout the nation recently, there has been a wave of this from many people including Presidential candidates.
I intend on researching one of the possible presidential candidates, Donald Trump. He has slammed and insulted minority groups, POWS, women, reporters and many other groups. My question is, why does Trump do this? Also, why do people still like him after he has insulted so many groups? What will happen if he is president? To answer these question (especially the last one), I will research his plans for society if he wins the presidency. By looking up his plans, I will see how he will affect society, whether it is a good change or bad.
My name is Kevin Vera and I'm senior from Media academy in Fremont high school. I’m also a student for Ms. Paraiso senior research class. My hobby is graffiti, but I also like getting A’s in all my classes. I like coming to school everyday so I won't miss any of the lectures,so I can understand the subject.
Maybe just a coincidence
Someone has to have witnessed this
I’m really getting sick of this
One more life taken and it's not taken serious
Another white man “accidentally” takes the life of a colored and it’s not seen as ridiculous?
Where the hell is this so called “justice”?
We have to put an end to this
Because when will these guilty murderers pay their consequence?
These people are absolutely careless
Not thinking they are taking away someone’s father, mother, or someone’s son
When will they be done?
In the video, Baldwin says that the N-word shouldn’t be used towards humans, and is not used in any other country in the world. The N-word was not invented by African Americans, it was invented by white people. The white people who created the N-word, reveals who they are and the way they act. It does not describe Baldwin, nor any African Americans. The one being called the N-word is not victim. The N-word is not necessary to use.
I was watching the video of James Baldwin explaining who is the N-word, and he starts off by saying that when we are talking about a person we aren’t describing that person, their fears and desires but we are describing ourselves.He says that if you invented it then you would be afraid of it.
“I know this, and anyone who has ever tried to live knows this. What you say about someone else – anybody else reveals you. What I think of you as being … is dictated by my own necessity, my own psychology – my own fears and desires. I’m not describing you, when I’m talking about you – I’m describing me.”
In the film “A La Place Du Coeur” (Where the Heart is), the characters seem to have a whole different perspective and less of a conflict with the change of the character’s skin colors and ethnical background. Based on the written novel by James Baldwin “If Beale Street Can Talk”, this movie is based on the same story plot about a young WOMYN named Tish wanting to marry her partner Fonny but with being accused of a false crime, their families and own community internally oppresses them in their young love experience through emotions, affection, despair, and lack of hope.
"A la place du Coeur", a film produced in the year 1998 meaning where the heart is. The film is based off of James Baldwin’s novel titled "If Beale Street could Talk", but it switches the role and ethnicity of the main character, Clim, also known as Clementine. Instead of Clim being a black woman, she is casted to be a white women and it changes the story line a bit as though she is not black, she is hated for loving a black man. The setting may remain the same but the outcome of the society they’re in, is a bit different.
This idea of comparing two different types of children in society’s view with a colored child and a white child, comes in a big threat from the impact of one’s community. The community mainly portrays that the child is internally being taught this way of thinking about one race being more superior through the activities one family does in a household.
I watched the Doll Test video. It was based off the children’s opinion of skin color. There results were different because the surveyee was different. There was Latino, Caucasian and African American people being surveyed. They were all asked the same questions:
Which is the good child?
Which is the bad child?
Which is the smart child?
Which is the dumb child?
Which is the most liked child?
Which is the least liked child?
Which is the mean child?
Which is the nice child?
Which is the pretty child?
Which is the ugly child?
The “Doll Test” is a test created by psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark used to study the effects segregation and racism left on the minds of African American children. In the experiment there are a set of identical dolls, but there is a difference in the color of the doll’s skin. Children are asked questions such as: “Which doll is ugly?” and “Which doll is good?” In most tests, the majority of children choose the white doll instead of the black doll.
The “Doll Test” began in the 1940’s as it tested out the effects of how society has had an influence on children’s mind. The children in the video has spoken of both the white doll and the black doll, but they are spoken of in a completely different way. Society before the 1940’s placed an image of white folks always being superior to the blacks. African Americans are told that they are weak, bad, or ugly ; whereas the pure white Americans are told that they are powerful, dominant, beautiful, and good.
Both passages say that it doesn't matter what you say you are, people will make a judgement to themselves. Willie Perdomo says just because he's spanish, he's treated no different from a black man. "Oh I see but you're not Puerto Rican are you? you speak fairly good English." This is stereotyping that most puertoricans dont speak good enough english. Piri's skin color is that he looks black but is puertorican. "Un moreno, brother.
Mark Twain’s famous novel Huck Finn is to this day very controversial, due to its close ties with racism. Twain explores the racism of the South in pre-civil war times, and is most noted for using the n-word all too often in the book (219 times to be exact). So what is it about this word in particular, and the context of it, that force the book to achieve the number four spot on the list of most banned books in the US?
The Doll Test is a test that was performed in the 1940’s by Doctors Kenneth and Mamie Clark. This test consists of putting four dolls in front of a child, all identical but with different skin tones, and asking the child to answer the question by pointing to the doll. For example, if the child is asked “Which doll is the nice doll?”, the child would point to the doll that he believed was the nice doll.
As Drs. Clark performed the experiment, they found very disturbing results. Most of the children would choose the white doll for a positive traits, and the black doll for negative traits.
When we first think of racism on college campuses, we immediately tend to think of typical hate slander against minorities. An aspect of racism that is overlooked more ofter than not is racism on the field. Being the 21st century, we don't expect coaches or players to see skin color before talent. Over the years, athletes is college, particularly African Americans, have been faced with biases during games and practices. Some people have argued that this is not true because football players and major athletes would stand up for themselves if such racism was actually occurring.
The Department of Justice will establish the first certified "implicit bias" training for police officers. The Oakland Police Department will contribute and help make this happen. In the past few years the OPD is has been under a court order to change itself because they are racist to black people.
My first time watching Selma was so painful knowing they suffered to get us where we are now with the rights we now have. The scene where the Boston priest was beaten to death by other white folks who thought their action to support the movement was wrong and ignorant. The betrayal of his own kind, his own race would kill him just for standing up for what he believes is right. Tears came pouring out of my eyes, just knowing he was beaten to death as he came down here to create peace for all of mankind.
The movie "Selma" is a story about a movement. Selma is a city in Alabama, where African-American were segregated and do not have the authority to vote. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a thousands of non-violent demonstrators to march from the Selma to Capital of Montgomery to declare a voting rights to African-Americans. The march led brutal attack toward the non-violent marchers.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett has been called the most important novel since To Kill a Mockingbird (by Harper Lee). That’s because both books have a similar central theme: racism. They both are also a prime way to culture yourself about the 1900s in the south.
Imposed and self-imposed alienation can cause psychological impact. In the novel Native Son by Richard Wright alienation from others created a distance and chaos between the white and black races. The hatred of Bigger Thomas towards whites who restricted his opportunity created a hatred in him that forced him to commit criminal actions.