Racism And Racism In America

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The social issue I chose as my topic is racism. If you ever questioned what it would be like to live in the 1930’s or 1950’s, you don’t have to look far. Right now at this moment America is living through it. The individuals involve are presenting how ugly America really is. Dressed in khakis and polo’s, bearing torches, putting on Nazi memorabilia, and chanting anti-black, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBT, anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim chants, white supremacist racists have descended on Charlottesville, VA., in crowds that may very well be the largest public rally of its kind in generations. With almost no resistance from local police, these public racists have marched all over town giving Nazi salutes while chanting. They have shouted every racial slur imaginable and have done so with the full knowledge that they are being filmed. And this was all before someone used a car like a torpedo to plow into a crowd. We are living in a dangerous, unstable time and I'm sure that Charlottesville isn't an outlier, but an indicator of things to come. Whatever you thought about 2017 in America, if ugliness, racism, and hatred aren't at the center of your thoughts, then you should think again. Omi and Winant argue that the concept of race developed gradually and was created to justify and explain inequality and genocide that is characteristic of European colonization.
“The expropriation of property, the denial of political rights, the introduction of slavery and other forms of coercive labor,

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