Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Racial Profiling and More

Racial Profiling

Racial Profiling: assuming things about a certain race, national, religious, ethnic group without more knowledge of that group. Also known as stereotyping

  • Asians are short, will be experts at martial arts, run laundromats/dry cleaners, all look the same.
  • Blacks are pimps/drug dealers
  • Latinos are lazy, be gardeners/landscapers or all live in one house
  • Italians will be with the mob, or have greased up hair
  • British people are stuck up, walk around wearing bowler hats, carrying umbrellas or British men being gay
  • Jewish people are nitpicky misers.
Racial Segregation and Violence

Jim Crow Laws: state and local laws started between 1876 and 1965. It had a supposedly "separate but equal" status for black Americans, but we all know how that ended up. It was another form of segregation

Sundown Towns: this term refers to towns where only white residents were allowed to live. This kind of stuff happened between 1890 and 1965 as well. Hate groups, such as the KKK were drawn to sundown towns. The reason for the name is because there were derogatory signs saying that minorities couldn't be present at sundown. These kinds of towns don't allow any race/ethnic group. Most notably Americans of African descent. If they were found after sunset, they risked a beating or being imprisoned.

Out West, sundown towns started popping up because of the ever increasing number of Chinese and Japanese immigrants living in the West. People started creating these towns because they were competing with the Asian immigrants for jobs

Also people of other races and ethnicities have been subjected to some kind of persecution, such as:
  • Black people having to sit in the back of a bus
  • American-born Japanese in internment camps
  • German-Jews having to wear the Star of David and then go to concentration camps
  • American Indians having their land taken away from them in treaties, being put on reservations and having the greedy white man and his family take their land and desecrate it.
There were also hate groups ready to dispense what they called justice to people they thought were unworthy of living in the US. Groups like the KKK, the White Knights, neo-Nazi skinheads, etc

The KKK usually burned crosses, used terror, violence, and even went as far as rape to get theier point across. If they were supposed to be so brave, why did they wear hoods? That just shows they're cowards. Now, you'll probably know that this kind of garbage really pisses me off!! My grandfather hated anything to do with racism/discrimintation, and I'm definitely with him. I HATE RACISM!!!!!!!!!


Labeling: the act of putting someone's ethnic background before American, even if they were born in America

Some examples include:
Lucy Liu and B.D. Wong and Russell Wong are Chinese-American
Lucy Liu, one of my favorite actresses

B.D. Wong as Dr. George Huang on Law and Order:SVU

Russell Wong, Romeo Must Die
James Shigeta and Carrie Ann Inaba and James Iha are Japanese-American

Smashing Pumpkins co-founder and guitarist James Iha. He's kinda cute....

Carrie Ann Inaba

James Shigeta as Joseph Yoshinobi Takagi in Die Hard
Wes Studi and Johnny Depp and Rudy Youngblood are Native American

Johnny Depp

Wes Studi

Rudy Youngblood
Gabriel Iglesias and Cheech Marin and Christina Aguilera are Latin-American

Cheech Marin
Gabriel Iglesias

Christina Aguilera on the set of the video for Maroon 5's new single Moves Like Jagger. She should know how to dance like Jagger, considering she was grinding up against him, practically screwing him on stage at the Stones's New York concert in 2006. FYI, she's the blonde one with the hat on!!
Singing the song Live with Me

Don't believe me? Look at these 2 pics. They're getting pretty close, lol!

Halle Berry and Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are African-American

OOOOHHHH, Denzel, what a major hottie!! Love his smile, makes me melt......
Halle Berry, one of my fave actresses

Viola Davis, she's so beautiful

Lily Collins(daughter of British musician and Genesis member Phil Collins) and Keanu Reeves(Mother is of English descent) and Gregory Peck are of British-American descent.
Both parents were of English descent
Her dad, Genesis singer Phil Collins

Lily Collins

Keanu Reeves

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