Whites Swim in a Racial Preference Essay

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Racial Preference


Whites Swim in Racial Preference assignment Pamela McCormick Third written assignment Ivy Tech Community College Sociology 111 Diana Lyerson-Breland 07/01/2012

Racial Preference


According to T. Wise, few whites have ever thought of our position as resulting from racial preferences which also is a demarcation of privilege that is the necessary flipside of discrimination (Wise, 2003). As a society we want to believe that racism is a thing of the past, however, in reality racism is still alive and well in society today. “Racism is defined as the belief that one race is supreme and all others are innately inferior. When racism prevails in a society, members of subordinate groups generally experience
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Racial Preference


Imagine being a black family who has gained these new rights? Yet they were forced to make their wages accommodate the needs of their families. We set them up for living the life of poverty while keeping in mind the white families were working the same jobs with better pay and receiving privileges just because of the color of their skin. This article made huge impact on how we as society should recognize that racism is still in effect when it pertains to wages according to the statistics in the article from 2003. It is also important to re-enforce another part of the article indicating how whites pride themselves on hard work and ambition. As if we worked harder than people forced to pick cotton, strawberries, tomatoes, and build levies for free (Wise, 2003). If we move forward through history even though society has become more accepting of interracial marriages the children are often impacted. Their black community does not want to accept them nor does their white community which is a shame because the children are the ones who suffer the prejudice from society. Imagine the psychological an emotional impact these children have endured? “Prejudice often leads to discrimination, the denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups because of prejudice or other arbitrary
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