Reverse Racism

1020 WordsJun 29, 20125 Pages
Reverse Racism University Composition and Communication 2 January 8, 2012 Melissa Reed Reverse Racism Racism has existed for thousands of years. Not too long ago African American people were segregated against based on the color of their skin. Leader's both white and black loss their lives so that there would be acceptance one day of all people as equal. Now in 2011 we have a Mixed President who on the census marked himself as African American not counting heritage of a Caucasian mother. American's can now many whom they fall in love with however family member still question the longevity of interracial marriage. Caucasians and their interracial families also now experience Reverse Racism for the same African American…show more content…
My daughter looks “white” and I was made to put Caucasian as her race instead of mixed. With having a mixed president we should now live in a time where you can claim to be multiracial and not have to claim one side of your heritage over another. In my experience it is hard to fit in with African –Americans if you decide not to use slang or fit in with popular culture you are viewed as being “too white” Media feeds into the Reverse Racism as well. There are many movies that show African Americans calling the Caucasian “white boy” or not accepting him because of the color of his skin. I recently watched a movie called guess who starring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac. The movie is about an African American girl who falls in love with a Caucasian man. She brings him home to meet her family and announce her engagement to her family. Her family is very reluctant to accept him because of his race. After a long weekend and time to get to know him they finally accept him into their family. All throughout the movie racist comments are made in reference to him and the father is even ashamed to announce to his coworker that his daughter’s finance is white. Many comedians use standup comedy to also make racist jokes. It seems that if you are making jokes against whites then it is not racist at all but if comments are made about blacks then it is deemed as racist. It sadness me to say that not only has racism in my eyes has not ceased it has also evolved and
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