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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Racism is Over...isn't it? Part 2: Come Join the Conversation



 February is almost over . Its a time to celebrate love,heartbreak,and lots of pink.It is also Black History Month! So today I want to continue the conversation we had in June where I posed the question Racism is Over.. Isn't It?  

"As an African American woman who has experienced racism first hand I admit I disgusted by the hateful actions of other.But as woman who is a part of the human race I like to remind myself that racism is not a black and white issue.There are Asians,Hispanic,Native People ,and even White people who experience this problem everyday.We have come along way in this country so far that many people believe that our troubled past is behind us but sometimes I am not so sure." ~ a small excerpt

I was so happy with the response from my readers.They really made me consider a lot of facets of racism and our society. Some of them were so insightful that I decided to use them as inspiration for this post so that we could continue the conversation and hopefully add to it.

 Rum-Punch Drunk reminded us that:

Clearly racism is not over, although a lot has been accomplished over the years. What many people fail to realize is that Trayvon Martin got into the news but there are thousands of other cases that go unreported.How about the large amount of black men in prison, is this really because all these black men have committed criminal offenses? does racism play any part in this? I'm sure it does to a point, but where does that point stop? I do wander.On the other hand, and from my experience, I have seen racism amongst peoples own groups. Caribbean's have issues with Africans and vice-versa, English have issues with the French and vice-versa and Pakistani's have issues with Bangladeshi's and vice-versa, the list is endless. Wherever there is 'man', there will be racism of some sort. There is also a lot of what I call underground racism, where the person involved is clearly a racist but their words or actions are very subtle indeed making it very hard for anyone to call them a racist.
Anyway, I better stop rambling on now......

Clearly racism is not over, although a lot has been accomplished over the years. What many people fail to realise is that Trayvon Martin got into the news but there are thousands of other cases that go unreported.
How about the large amount of black men in prison, is this really because all these black men have committed criminal offences? does racism play any part in this? I'm sure it does to a point, but where does that point stop? I do wander.
On the other hand, and from my experience, I have seen racism amongst peoples own groups. Caribbean's have issues with Africans and vice-versa, English have issues with the French and vice-versa and Pakistani's have issues with Bangladeshi's and vice-versa, the list is endless. Wherever there is 'man', there will be racism of some sort. There is also a lot of what I call underground racism, where the person involved is clearly a racist but their words or actions are very subtle indeed making it very hard for anyone to call them a racist.
Anyway, I better stop rambling on now...... - See more at: http://fusioncashfamily.blogspot.com/2012/06/racism-is-overisnt-it.html#sthash.ncLHnRoX.dpuf

 What do you think do you believe that as long as there are humans racism will always be part of the package or do we have a chance to reconcile are differences? What percentage of the plight of the African American male is due to thier actions or does racism really play a part in how they are treated?

  I don't know if my thoughts about this issue can be summed up with just a comment. But unfortunately racism still exists in a major way an in many different forms. It's a lot more sneaky than it was back then.

via Casey T from  Easy Ways To Make Money Online 

I understand how Casey feels this is a very big topic and its hard to do it justice in one comment. As for racism being more sneaky then it used I am inclined to think he may be right depending on what he means by sneaky. Over the years historians and anthropologist have theorized that racism has evolved and that it came separated into the various forms of racism.

*Spatial Racism: This usually the result of the segragation laws in the 1960's. Where the mandate that minorities and Caucasians be separate by different neighborhoods.In the end those laws were done away with but the effects still linger.While the suburbs are now open to any race they are still widely populated by white people due to a generational head start.And minorities still make of the majority of the poorer areas of the city. What part do you think spatial racism plays in  the social economy and how we see each other?


* Institutional Racism: by a group or institutions for example government establishments, universities, legal systems, corporations to alienate a person or group of people based solely on their ethnicity.There used to be so many examples of  this in the past.But it has been lessened in recent years.Do you believe this form of racism still exist and if so where and how?  

Casey Bahr of A Dull Roar explained  Internalized Racism  best

  I was reminded by a friend once that racism is not racist. By that, he meant that it can exist within any race of people against another. It is a very sad aspect of our human nature, something that we must overcome by reason.  

*Individual Racism:Is racism as we all know it.When one person is brought up to prejudice against another solely because of their race.


 Jeremiah Evangelista from Living in Angst   left us with some deep thoughts and more questions we should all consider
 

This is quite interesting. I do not think that racism will ever be extinguished on the face of the earth. As long as one person thinks himself higher than others because of one facet, there will be discrimination among different groups of people. There are still many of those who cannot live with the fact that God made each person unique and that diversity gives spice to our life. Imagine a world where all people look the same? What would you feel? 
What are your thoughts on Racism? Is racism over or do we still have work left to do?There also lots of questions through the post to help keep the discussion going.And remember racism is not a black and white but it is something experienced by everyone  no matter who they are.Please comment and join the conversation!

As an African American woman who has experienced racism first hand I admit I disgusted by the hateful actions of other.But as woman who is a part of the human race I like to remind myself that racism is not a black and white issue.There are Asians,Hispanic,Native People ,and even White people who experience this problem everyday.We have come along way in this country so far that many people believe that our troubled past is behind us but sometimes I am not so sure. - See more at: http://fusioncashfamily.blogspot.com/2012/06/racism-is-overisnt-it.html#sthash.7gqU8xrj.dpuf

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