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Mazin Ahmed

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Transcript of Racism

Let's Talk About Race!
Defining the term "racism"
ELL Students Vs. Native Students.

Classroom Separations.

Cultural Division
Covert Racism
What is Covert Racism?
Generations ?
Native vs Foreign
Poverty through the Generations...
Let's Talk About Race!
Seeds Of Peace
Our definition: A group or an individual who is opposed to another group or an individual because of their race. Usually considers themselves as superior.

Dictionary definition: Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.
White Privilege
Our definition: Subliminal forms of racism in everyday encounters/exchanges between people or groups

Alvin Alvarez's Definition: subtle, commonplace forms of discrimination, such as being ignored, ridiculed or treated differently
Studies show that police are more likely to pull over and frisk blacks or Latinos than whites.
African-Americans receive 10% longer sentences than whites through the federal system for the same crimes.
The Wage Gap: In 2013, the median income difference between white men and black men is 24.9% as a whole. The median income difference between white men and Hispanic 32.8% as a whole.
Politically, about 80% of Congress are white and averaged to be about 60 years of age. Only about 8% of Congress is black.
First Generation
Second Generation
Third Generation
Source: U.S. Current Population Survey and the National Committee on Pay Equity; also Bureau of Labor Statistics; Weekly and Hourly Earnings Data from the Current Population Survey
Race and ethnicity
ELL stands for English Language Learners and Native students are the kids whose first language is English.
Between ELL and Native students, there is a lack of communication.

Racial Division in classrooms and during selecting courses.
Most ELL students and Native students do not mix during lunch and classroom hours.
Second generation americans higher incomes; more are college graduates and homeowners; and fewer live in poverty.
These measures are characteristic of the entire U.S. adult population.
In 2013 the first generation has 18% more poverty than second generation and all of the “fully” US
Everyday Racism
LeBron James is the first African-American man on the cover of Vogue
James strikes what some see as a gorilla-like pose, baring his teeth, with one hand dribbling a ball and the other around Bundchen's tiny waist
It conjures up this idea of a dangerous black man
When you have a cover that reminds people of King Kong and brings those stereotypes to the front, black man wanting white woman, it's not innocent
Sources: Pew Research Center
Problem: racism is largely overlooked because discrimination presents itself in new abstract ways
Covert racism: the way people interact with each other , such as saying “some of my best friends are black”
Society tends to “naturalize” racism by calling social constructs natural occurrences is used to justify prejudice against minorities
Examples: ethnic jokes, careless catchphrases and playground taunts dispensed by peers, parents or the media, reinforce racial prejudice
In 1994 the rate of poverty stood at 41.5%. Among Hispanic children of immigrant parents, their poverty rate of 40.2% in 2010 is the highest since 1994, when it was 43.9%. Among the Hispanic children with U.S.-born parents, their poverty rate of 27.6% is also not a record high, though it is at its highest level in more than a decade.
The systemic advantage that's given to people with white skin color over people of color. Individuals who are born with white privilege are often unaware that they posses it.
White privilege (or white skin privilege) is a term for societal privileges that benefit white people in western countries beyond what is commonly experienced by the non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances.
Our Definition
Dictionary Definition
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