Racism

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In today’s society, racism is generally less of an issue than in the past. However, there are still some who believe otherwise. Just because a person is ‘black’ it does not mean they should be treated as a different person. Everyone should be treated equally no matter what their background is. Joe Bloe reports… An incredible number of children grow up being heavily influenced by the previously decided values and beliefs of their individual families. Whether it is their sexual preference, forthcoming profession or religion, children always deserve a say in their individual life choices. At birth, being labelled with a pre-determined future career, entirely due to your particular skin colour, is exceptionally rude and it should never be…show more content…
At first glance, note that whilst the ‘black’ infant is clothed in the traditional attire of a cleaner, the other infants are in nappies which are typical infant wear. By already having the ‘black’ infant dressed in workforce clothing while the others have infantile nappies on plus baby toys to play with, it is showing that the child who has darker skin tone is being forced to grow up and start working earlier than others. This significant contrast in attire provides the viewer with a juxtaposition of colour persona, and clearly depicts the true difference in public identity; the perceived superiority of ‘whites’, and the inferiority of ‘blacks’. Recently two organisations, named The Young Invincibles and Demos, partnered to complete a comprehensive study focusing on the comparison of blacks, specifically Black Americans, to Latinos and ‘whites’ in America. This report focused on jobs, education, and health care. The results of this research highlighted how horrifically racist are some of the attitudes existing in modern society. The statistics stated that 52 percent of young African Americans went to work sick because they could not afford to lose any pay. Furthermore the research also discovered that young African Americans earned only 75 cents for every dollar earned by whites. It is unsurprising then, that attending work whilst sick was found to be considerably

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