It is sad that nowadays, your skin colour would define your life. For example, if you are not the same colour as the rest of the people, you would be boycotted. How people treat you, or how you treat people even, is being controlled by just a mere colour. Isnt that sad? People should not be discriminated against something that is not their fault. Humans are humans, whether black or white. No one deserves to feel insecure or unwelcomed just because of their skin colour. No one deserves to be treated with disrespect either.
"To white Americans, I’m black. To black Americans, I’m African. To Africans, I’m Nigerian and to Nigerians, I’m Urhobo—my father’s ethnic group located in the Delta region of the country—although my parents are from two different ethnic groups. My mother is Yoruba... I get antsy when asked, “Where are you from?” and usually just blurt out “Nigeria” because it accounts for my name’s origins, which is often what the curiosity on the part of the person asking is about. But when people ask if I was born there and I explain that I wasn’t, it usually leads to follow-up questions... ...some people assume that I’ve always been here and want to know where in the States I’m from. I don’t really know how to answer that. Is it where I went to college? Or is it where I now live... Having traveled, lived and claimed citizenship in so many different places, I don’t feel entirely comfortable picking a simplified cultural identity. For now I’m working on ways to tailor my answers to suit the questions I’m asked, while keeping them easy to understand and still true to who I am."
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After I read this article, I felt very upset. People are people, they are all equal. Why should any country be ashamed of a black person being a citizen of their country? Other than the colour of their skin, they are every bit the same as us. They should not feel any less unwelcomed as the whites. The blacks should stand up for their rights, and not be ashamed of who they are. Only when they step out of their self pity and decide to make a change, then a change can happen.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior is in one of the least ethnically diverse regions of the United States and the university is partnering with other local organizations across that region aimed at highlighting structural advantages within society for Caucasians. This campaign to make 'white privilege' visible has not surprisingly generated controversy and has made race and its impact of society an issue quite visible, to the discomfort of many. The author of the book, "Colorblind," speaks about this issue on PBS as he argues that the United States is not in a post-racial society.
Questions to Ponder: In what tangible ways can you see 'white privilege' in our society? Is this ad campaign a good idea? What does the term normativity mean and how does it relate to this topic?
Tags: race, racism, culture, unit 3 culture, book review and ethnicity.
There is no logic as to why whites should be treated better than the blacks. It is society being biased and we could make a difference. A colour shouldn't define a person's personality, fate, or future. We should not be biased towards them but instead, give them fair and equal opportunities as any other people. I personally do not think racism should be a problem in the first place. What makes them discriminate blacks and make them lower than the whites in the first place? I hope something can be done about this.
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