Racial Diversity in Society Worksheet
According to Wikipedia Encyclopedia African Americans have experienced
significant changes in their economic, social and political standings since the Civil
Rights Movement. African Americans have more access to getting a higher education,
a better paying job, and they are more involved in the American political process than
any other minority group in the United States. Even though you still see many African
Americans living in poverty, struggling to survive, and having limited access to
healthcare, you also see many African Americans working extremely hard to accomplish
many great things. Many of them have great jobs, own their own homes, and are living a
wonderful life all together. For example, Barrack Obama beat all the odds and became
the first African American President of the United States. Barrack Obama survived being
and "average" American to complete school, go to college, raise a family, and eventually
becoming the President. He is changing the way the "average" African American and
Americans in general are viewed and what their potential standings in economic, social,
and political America will be. I know that President Obama is having a lot of issues right
now and not looking like a good role model, but at one point he was someone that
African Americans and all Americans did look up to.
1. There are two definitions for racism. The first definition of racism is the belief that
race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is
superior to others. The second definition of racism is discrimination or prejudice based
on race. There are many ways that racism affects diversity. Racism keeps people away
from people of different races and with that happening they are not learning about all the
different ethnic backgrounds....
References: (N.D.) The Free Dictionary. Com. Http://www.thefreedictionary.com/racism.
(2013) African American. WIKIPEDIA The Free Encyclopedia. Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American.
Brownstein, R. (2012) Diversity Now. Http://www.nationaljornal.com/magazine/diversity-now-20120418.
Jenkins, A. (2007) Inequality, Race, and Remedy. Http://prospect.org/article/inequality-race-and-remedy.
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