Essay about Fifty Shades of Skin Color

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Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, has been caught in the act of classic racism. His personal assistant/girlfriend recorded him in his own home during a fight they were having. Sterling made the remark that she cannot bring a black person to one of his basketball games, even though she herself is African-Mexican American. Racism still exists today and will continue to exist if people like Mr. Sterling do not get the message that it is erroneous to think of another man or woman as a lesser human being because of the color of their skin. Donald says that, “People feel certain things. Hispanics feel certain things towards blacks. Blacks feel certain things towards other groups. It’s been that way historically, and it will always be that …show more content…
Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, has been caught in the act of classic racism. His personal assistant/girlfriend recorded him in his own home during a fight they were having. Sterling made the remark that she cannot bring a black person to one of his basketball games, even though she herself is African-Mexican American. Racism still exists today and will continue to exist if people like Mr. Sterling do not get the message that it is erroneous to think of another man or woman as a lesser human being because of the color of their skin. Donald says that, “People feel certain things. Hispanics feel certain things towards blacks. Blacks feel certain things towards other groups. It’s been that way historically, and it will always be that way” (TMZ Sports). In Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye, she writes about the way that the black community felt about the white people in Lorain, Ohio. Racism itself has its own horrible effects, but when people of the same skin color begin to turn their backs on each other and discriminate towards their own people, it is worse than the typical racism between blacks and whites. However, when parents resent their own children because of the racial genes that they have passed on, the effects are far more destructive than just the oppression from whites.
Aunt Jimmy was the adoptive mother of Cholly Breedlove. His birth mother, Jimmy’s niece, thought that she could simply throw away baby Cholly. When Jimmy saw this, she went outside
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