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Racism

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Definition:
A belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others
What is Racism?
John 7:24
Church's Views
There are many people in today's society that have climbed above the racism and have become successful...
On the Positive Note...
1. Individual Racism
an individual's racist assumptions, beliefs, or behaviors. A personal prejudice

2. Systematic Racism
the policies and practices entrenched in established institutions
Why Does Racism Occur?
Racism
Fareen Jetha, Michelle Raxcaco, Hyejoon Kim
Types of Racism
Is Stereotyping Racist?
36% Say Yes
Here are a few people that have spoken out about their fight against racism!
Advocates Against Racism!
(dictionary.reference.com/browse.racism?s=t)
Do you think that that was an accurate definition of racism?
Why does racism occur?
Range of Racism
Range = "a degree of seriousness"
Similarly to laws, there is a degree of seriousness to racism as well
Ex. Asians are good at math ~ all Muslims are terrorists
1. Racial Discrimination
2. Institutional
3. Cultural
4. Symbolic/Modern
Racial Discrimination
Refers to the separation of people through a process of social division into categories not necessarily related to races for purposes of different treatment
Ex. In 2004, there was a study showing widespread discrimination in the workplace. Job applicants whose names were merely perceived as "sounding black" were 50% LESS LIKELY than candidates perceived as having "white-sounding names" to receive callbacks for interviews.
Institutional
Also known as state racism or systematic racism
It is the racial discrimination by governments, corporations, religions, or educational institutions or other large organizations with the power to influence many individuals
Ex.
Slavery in the U.S.
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Arguably no episode in the U.S. history has left a greater imprint on race relations than slavery, commonly referred to as the "peculiar institution." Slavery continues to fuel racist attitudes and racial discrimination across the globe. Before legislation was passed to end slavery, slaves across the world fought for freedom by organizing slave rebellions. What's more, the descendants of slaves fought against attempts to perpetuate racism after slavery during the American Civil Rights movement.
Despite its far-reaching impact, many Americans would be hard-pressed to name basic facts about slavery, such as when it began, how many slaves were shipped to the U.S. and when it ended for everyone. Slaves in Texas, for example, remained in bondage two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Three Movements
Racism has influenced U.S. health care in the past and continues to do so today. The most shameful chapters in American history involve the U.S. government funding studies that allowed poor black men in Alabama to succumb to syphilis or Guatemalan prison inmates, mental health patients and soldiers to be afflicted with the disease and other sexually transmitted infections.
Racism in Medicine
KKK (Klu Klux Klan
1st Movement (1860-1869)
Played violent roles against the African American people
2nd Movement (1915-1944)
Preached "One Hundred Americanism"
Appeal was towards white Protestants
3rd Movement (1946-Present)
Hollywood movie, The Birth of a Nation, glorified the original Klan, and caused the nationwide refounding of the KKK in 1915.
Three KKK members arrested in Mississippi for the murder of black politician and attempted murder of an entire family in September 1871
Opposed the Civil Rights Movement
Today they are classified as a terrorist organization
World War II & Holocaust
Racial discrimination was an easy occurrence to see during the war
Japanese
Jewish
Gypsies
Afro-Germans
Japanese
Jewish
Cultural
Cultural racism is a term used to describe and explain new racial ideologies and practices that have emerged since World War II. It can be defined as societal beliefs and customs that promote the assumption that the products of a given culture, including the language and traditions of that culture are superior to those of other cultures. It shares a great deal with xenophobia, which is often characterized by fear of, or aggression toward, members of an out-group by members of an in-group
Symbolic/ Modern
Scholars say that the past's violent crimes of racism has influenced the present society with prejudice
This new form of racism is sometimes referred to as "modern racism" and characterized by outwardly acting unprejudiced while inwardly maintaining prejudiced attitudes, and displaying subtle prejudice behaviors such as actions informed by attributing qualities to others based on racial stereotypes, and evaluating the same behavior differently based on the race of the person being evaluated
64% Say No
Stereotyping and racism is found within society, especially when there is a majority and minority group in which the majority is "superior". (WriterPt)
Automatically labeling a person just because the individual comes from another country or possesses a certain skin color is completely racist and unfair. (LCHS)
Racism is a narrow minded opinion of another person or group of people, and stereotypes can support that
Only when the intent is to put down, denigrate or view less than. Otherwise a stereotype is not racism
Racism is more precise of a statement. Stereotyping is a broad term that can be used as racist language but is not inherently racist or sexist etc.
Racism is based on the assumption that one race is superior to another. Stereotypes are stupid and based on assumptions, but not racist.
But let's ask the hard question. Do we, as society, live up to our stereotypes?
Chimamanda Adichie- The Dangers of a Single Story
There are many people in today's society that have climbed above the racism and have become successful...
And so much more! We're sure you can name dozens and dozens of others!
Martin Luther King Jr.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character."
Nelson Mandela
Abraham Lincoln
"Achievement has no color."
Muhammad Ali
"Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong."
"Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment"
Genesis 1:27
"So God created man in His own image in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."
Corinthians 12:12-13
"For just as the body is one and has many member, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body- Jews or Greeks, Slaves or free-and all were made to drink of one Spirit."
Pope Francis
"Racism today is the ultimate evil in the world... To hate them [immigrants] is to hate God!"
Due to the growing media influence, racism has evolved from "black and white" in the past to the multicultural issue it is now.
Some more examples of stereotypes...
American- arrogant; materialistic; U.S.-centered world view; fast food eaters, etc.
Arabs- billionaires; bombers; belly dancers; tea and shisha are important; men have beards and are womanizers, etc.
Canadians- submissive; modest; open-minded; polite; wear funny hats; live in igloos further north, etc.
Chinese- stingy; fast-learners; do kung fu and other martial arts; great at math; terrible drivers, etc.
Italians- live with their moms; possessive; pizza/pasta freaks; smooth-talking; manipulative; mafia or gang members, etc.
Mexicans- heavy tequila drinkers; wear huge sombreros; family-oriented; maids or illegal immigrants; lazy, etc.
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