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Race and Racism Today
An analysis of the issues of race and their perception in America.
# 103763 | 2,072 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on May 26, 2008 in African-American Studies (Racism)


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Description:

The paper identifies and analyzes how the concept of race has changed within America over the past fifty years. The paper discusses the American Civil Rights Movement, the introduction of Affirmative Action and the issue of political correctness. The paper shows how the redefinition process has reduced racism between whites and minorities, but racism between these groups still exists in different ways today. The paper predicts that that these conditions will probably persist into the next fifty years as well.

Outline:
Introduction
Race and the Civil Rights Movements
Race and Affirmative Action
Race and Political Correctness
The Modern Understanding of Race
Race in the Next Fifty Years

From the Paper:

"Awareness of race and racial issues is not racism, but in the modern era it is extremely difficult to distinguish between these concepts. The perception of race and racial awareness within the United States has transformed dramatically over the past five decades, where resistance to racial integration initially framed racial issues, but integration and diversity awareness resulted in gradual acceptance of persons of diverse races and a purposeful elimination of racism (Healy, 2004). Landmark events such as the Civil Rights movement helped characterize tolerance and equality as the rights of every American citizen, thus promoting awareness of race; barriers between races in terms of social, cultural, and economic status; and the opportunities that could result from a racially diverse nation (Tatum, 1992; Darder & Torres, 2004))."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blackwell, A. G. (2002). Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
  • Darder, A. & Torres, R. (2004). After Race: Racism after Multiculturalism. New York: New York University Press.
  • Federico, C. M. & Sidanius, J. (2002). Racism, ideology, and Affirmative Action revisited: the antecedents and consequences of "principled objections." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 82 (4). 488 - 502.
  • Healy, J. F. (2004). Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender. New York: Pine Forge Press.
  • Mohanty, C. T. (1990). On race and voice: challenges for liberal education in the 1990s. Cultural Critique. 14. 179 - 208.

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