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Racism in the 1980s 1990s

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julian gamble

on 10 January 2014

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"A New Decade" (1990s)
The 1990's may have been the worst of the two decades in this presentation, because of the tensions between police, and the melting pot of Los Angeles.
"Black Power"
During the early 1980s, the black power movement really sprouted, which was a result of Reagan not funding the minorities of America.
"A.I.M" (1980s)
"Corrupt Cops"
Racism, Ageism, and Gay prejudice in the 1980's and 1990's
"Reagan The Racist" (1980s)
Racism in the 1980s started during president Reagan's campaign not joining the civil rights movement. At that time racial tensions grew stronger between minorities and the leader of the country.
Reagan slowly developed a reputation as a racist president, and supported a "help yourself" kind of nation.
Many different races called Ronald Reagan "Racist Ron".
The American Indian Movement finally began in the 1980s, causing a mass outbreak of lawsuits, and rioting between Indian reservations and U.S owned territory.

The Native Americans wanted to receive some sort of compensation for what the United States had taken away from their people and ancestors.

The Native American Indians took the United States to court, and sued them for a lot of money, and many tribes were refunded in land and money.

Many riots broke out during this time in major cites like L.A, and Washington D.C
In 1992, The Los Angeles Riots were not started by the minorities, but brought about by the police of L.A.
The corrupt police of L.A would pull a minority over for a speeding ticket, and then would figure out a reason to pull the person out of their car and beat them.
Prejudicial treatment or denial of rights based on age.Ageism is stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. This may be casual or systematic. The term was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler to describe discrimination against seniors, and patterned on sexism and racism.
Age Discrimination
Ageism in the 1980's: Age discrimination in employment became an important focus for the Commission in the 1980s. During the first year of EEOC's enforcement of the ADEA, charge receipts alleging age discrimination increased by more than 300 percent
1980s ageism
Ageism in the 1990's: During the 1990s, ageism was still affecting elders. Companies consolidating and streamlining staff often chose mechanisms that adversely affected older workers. All in all, more than half of which involved allegations of discharges or layoffs based of age.
1990s ageism
The cartoon contradicts it's self accusing the old man of discrimination then says how he is old enough to know better
This picture depicts how people saw things when hired into work.
Ageism now: Happens just as often as it did in the 70's, 80's, and90's. It is not illegal for an employer or other covered entity to favor an older worker over a younger one, even if both workers are age 40 or older. Discrimination can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are both over 40.The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.
This shows the stats for ageism discrimination
Sexual prejudice refers to all negative attitudes based on sexual orientation, whether the target is homosexual, bisexual, or heterosexual. Given the current social organization of sexuality, however, such prejudice is almost always directed at people who engage in homosexual behavior or label themselves gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
Prejudice against gays
Throughout the 1980’s, AIDS was closely linked to homosexuality in the minds of many Americans. AIDS was first identified in 1981, when clusters of gay men in Los Angeles and New York were diagnosed with Kaposi’s sarcoma and pneumocystis pneumonia. The media reported it as a gay disease, gay cancer, or gay plague. The Political spectrum and members of the Christian Right constantly used AIDS to support anti-gay rhetoric’s.
Primary Source: AIDS Stigma and Sexual Prejudice
“There is one, only one, cause of the AIDS crisis- the willful refusal of homosexuals to cease indulging in the immoral, unnatural, unsanitary, unhealthy, and suicidal practice of anal intercourse, which is the primary means by which the AIDS virus is being spread…” (Buchanan, P.J. 1987, December 2. AIDS and moral bankruptcy. New York Post)
Quote From Patrick Buchanan Written in 1987
The quote blames the gay community for starting the AIDS epidemic and portrays the homosexual as dangerous due to their homophobic nature. Gay men with AIDS and men who contracted HIV through male-male sex were more negatively evaluated and blamed. Health care professionals gave anti-gay attitudes and unwillingness to work with AIDS patients.
About the Quote
Gay prejudice
Overview of Manuscript

This article was written to inform readers how President Bill Clinton shy’s away from questions on the lifestyle of a homosexual. It also describes to the reader how the lifestyle of a homosexual is not a joyful one. “By their own testimonies, many practicing homosexuals do not find life to be joyful.” The author asks the question “whether we want homosexuality to be considered normative, and treated with complete indifference?...Most of us believe the answer is no.”

Julian Gamble
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