The idea of post-racial society associated with Barack Obama’s presidency in America was a dream, which shattered with the passage of time due to deliberate ignorance of Government on the problems faced by African Americans…
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The essay "Post-racial society" discusses the lack of employment for Black American that has become a problem from quite some time especially in labor where racial discrimination is still deep rooted. According to labor department report, the unemployment of blacks increased 10 16.7% the highest since 1984(Censky, 2011). What steps are taken in the past to prevent this issue? Are they really sought about? The question still hangs in the air without answered.
The highest rate of incarceration of a black man estimated by U.S Bureau of justice in 2011 was 82,595 which make it 37.9%of all the prisoners. The stats have high rocketed and are even more than the enslaved black man in the year 1850 before the civil war (www.bop.gov/news/quick.jsp). The false image media portrayed played a vital role in depicting the wrong image of Blacks. They are shown as thugs, players, muggers in streets, involved in drugs and having sex with anyone they happen to know. Is this the way we want our future generation to perceive African American around them?
In the US today, 13% of the population represent black and over 1 million of the population suffer from HIV in which half of the victims are black. The estimation black sufferers for life are; out of 16 black male 1 is infected with HIV and out of 30 females, 1 is infected. Currently 60% women diagnosed with HIV are black( www.avert.org/hiv-african-americans.htm ).
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Some cultural groups have faced the hard time in history of education of America. Racial discrimination has always been an impediment towards acquisition of education in America for many years. Some students have had a hard time in American institutions because of their color or race.
Social, cultural, and economic aspects were the roots used to identify different persons. Americans often referred as the “whites” received special treatment than the Africans, “Blacks” and Asians, “Yellows” who were considered as less human. The practise of slavery partly brought about the segregation whereby two distinct lines existed one white and the other black and different sets of rights and privileges attached to each group.
An article in the Boston Review, “Amazing Race: How Post Racial Was Obama’s Victory,” bluntly stated, that Obama’s success in the election was entirely due to race, not in spite of it. Sadly, although Obama’s successful election is a profound achievement and marks change in the racial mindset of the country, it does herald the end of racism.
The dominant races do not consider that bias towards other racial groups reduce the scope of equality in the society. The reason behind racism is the negative attitude and bias towards other races. This research work will try to extract the reason behind the discrimination based on racism in the mainstream society of America.
Though their concept slightly differs from what we have especially after the beginning of the disintegration of socialism in the last quarter of twentieth century.
In the present-day context, questions of ethnicity, identity and an individual's rights vis--vis the institution of democratic State are the core issues of Communitarianism and Racial Communitarianism both.
statistics on racial profiling United States appear to be far more accessible than they are here in Canada, the issue of racial profiling in this country has recently garnered much attention due to a media focus on the issue. With the aim of providing a thorough and
Like the spread of a contagious disease, hatred and racism are alive and festering in this country, continuously searching for a vulnerable host to feed on.
After the election of President Barack Obama, many seemed to
This new attitude / approach to dealing with race-related issues is based on a simple ideology. If one doesnt see color, then it eliminates the chance of being racist or acting in a racially prejudicial manner toward people of color. Although the solution