Essay on Race and the Invisible Hand

1773 WordsMar 11, 20128 Pages
Race and the Invisible Hand Racism is a social dilemma that has been dealt a frequent occurrence in the history of mankind. People have experienced different forms of racism and depending on what part of the world you lived in, many wars have been fought different ethnic and racial group. The term racism has been over used so much so that it does no longer have a significant definition. The meaning varies depending on who is being asked what racism is. According to the book, "Institutional Racism in America," however, racism is a broad term. “Discrimination, segregation, harassment intimidation and other acts are what is deemed illegal in America, the authors note. When these acts are practiced on groups because of their race, sex,…show more content…
On the other hand, black men persistently are being asked to confirm their expertise, as well as advance through policies that are not being enforced to the masses. The excuse used by the white employers was that they saw it fair to give favored assistance to them to annul affirmative action policies. Affirmative action has allowed blacks and minorities who will normally not be hired by certain employers has allowed them to put their foot in the door. Affirmative action in my humble opinion also does not allow the most qualified person to get the job, but it allows a company to hire any minority for the job who may not even be qualified, thus allowing the ripple effect to continue on the most educated black men and women. Some companies will even hire a black woman in favor of a black man because they want to use the black woman as a token for affirmative action both for race and gender. In fact, not only is this book based on racism concerning how white networks exclude black men from blue-collar jobs alone, but it is also an intriguing gender politics. It was her intention to interview black and white females as well, but was not able to due to time limitations and an absence of an interviewing pool she stated, making this case study by default a men’s study. These issues I believe did not really affect the case study in any major way due to the fact that majority of the trades Dr. Royster
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