Racism and Canadian Society Persuasive Essay by Quality Writers

Racism and Canadian Society
This paper discusses the statement "In my opinion, it is too easy for people to blame their failures on things like racism."
# 104274 | 1,287 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this essay, the writer argues that the statement, "In my opinion, it is too easy for people to blame their failures on things like racism", is incorrect and is one that is usually put forward by people who have never experienced racism. The writer maintains that the reality is that many failures are caused by important factors such as racism. This should be acknowledged, and then steps should be taken to address the racism in our society. The writer argues that pretending that racism is just an empty, self-serving excuse obscures the reality of the racism in our society. The writer concludes that when a black person says their failure is a result of racism, they are far more likely to be correct than incorrect.

From the Paper:

"As a result of this failure, many consequences flow. For one thing, the little girl is never cast as the heroine, and all the audiences who see the school plays over the years have their racist assumptions that heroines/princesses etc. are always white reinforced. Thus, the systemic racism is bolstered, reinforced and perpetuated to a new generation. The effect on the girl herself is that she is repeatedly sent the message that she is not good enough to be the princess/heroine - no matter what she does. The girl is likely to internalize a very deep level of unworthiness, and a resultant crippling lack of self-esteem. Contrast this with the raised self-esteem that will be fostered in the white girls who were picked for the roles. After that, all of these girls go on to university. Which girls are more likely to do well at university, and then go on to successful, well-paid careers? And taking this even further, which of these girls are likely to raise children who have every possible advantage in life, and who will do well when they grow up?"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Henry, Frances and Carol Tator. (2005). The Colour of Democracy: Racism in Canadian Society. Third Edition. Toronto: Nelson Thompson.

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