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Racism Revealed

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on 17 June 2014

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Transcript of Racism Revealed

Digital Discrimination
Media racism and the modern world
Modern day example-
Yik Yak
A fairly recent fad that has faded away, multiple Yik Yak comments meant as jokes were inconsiderate of all the audience that could be hurt by such comments
The comments on Yik Yak proves the prevelance of media racism in America
Definition:
A way to convey certain prejudices based on ethnicity through multimedia
While illegal just like any form of racism, racism in media can sometimes be either very discrete or just accepted by the general populus as the norm
ex: Racial stereotypes used as jokes on social media networks
This form of racism is especially harmful as it is considered the norm for society and therefore not considered wrong
Racism in Media
Examining Racism
We have to find a way to end racism in all aspects of life.
Racism in Education
Racism:
the discrimination or prejudice directed against people of a different race, based on a belief that members of different races possess characteristics specific to their race.
Ruby Bridges with her guards who escort her to and from her school
Together, Yet Unequal
Many know about Ruby Bridges and the struggles she faced with her desire to be educated wherever she wanted to be
In 1960, Ruby Bridges’ family decided to send her to an all-white school in an attempt to enforce integration by the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
1st time the government truly began to implement integration and advocate that it was time for change and racism could no longer be allowed
Today Ruby Bridges is recognized as the first African-American student to enroll in an all white school in the South
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
Brown vs. Board of Ed. series of court cases that led to the declaration that the "separate but equal" policy did not work
Racism can appear in different forms including exclusion, teasing, verbal abuse and even bullying. All of these can be considered racial expressions if they are used against a specific person of a race
Modern Day Example:
the University of Alabama
On Wednesday September 18, 2013 there were protests on the campus due to outrage over the segregation occurring in the greek sororities towards black student, but ended when 11 black students integrated a sorority
March 14, 2014, Huffington Post reports that student gov. votes to leave all white sororities alone
April 21, 2014, Huffington Post reports the student gov. voted to allow new bill that would integrate greek life
By Andres Almanza
Racism in Government
Racism:
a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
Racism regarding Politicians
White
Non-White
Makes up virtually the whole Congress
Elected much more frequently
Rarely elected
Can't talk about race
Always viewed critically
43 white presidents to 1 black president
How Racism in the Government Has Changed
Racism in Sports
Voting
Blacks gained the right to vote
15th amendment prevented the government from discriminating voters based on race
Elections
First black president was elected (44th president)
Big step forward towards equal say in the government for blacks
However, still no asian, hispanic, or native american president
Is Our Country Past White Worker Bias?
Racism in Business
Non-White
Hiring and Firing due to Racism
White
Chosen more often due to false ideas that whites work better
Have the "classic American look"
Still chosen even after many years of fighting segregation
With the same resume as a non-white, often chosen instead
Not chosen, hiring agents of companies "don't like the look of them"
Fired to make room for the working white people
Not given many promotions or any raise of salary
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/US_Marshals_with_Young_Ruby_Bridges_on_School_Steps.jp
Modern Day Of Racism: Donald Sterling was the owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, banned for life from the league for making racist comments.
Racism : poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race.
Famous Basketball Players that fought against racism:

Bill Russell

Micheal Jordan

Oscar Robertson

Magic Johnson

Wilt Chamberlain

History of Racism in Basketball: Wilt Chamberlain play for the LA Lakers from 1959-1973. He played Basketball around segregation just because he was famous white people allowed him to get in bars and restaurants and other black people couldnt.
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