The main goal of a persuasive essay is to convince a reader that your point of view is right. Sometimes it’s even reasonable to criticize the opposite convictions and thoughts. When picking a topic for persuasive essay on racism, you will have to look for the most controversial ones. There should be two sides at least, so you will be able to choose the one you believe in or the one you have enough evidence to support. For instance, you can write on negative effects of stereotyping. Blacks are usually considered to be criminals, drug dealers living in ghettos. As a result, they are arrested twice often than white ones. The treatment of African Americans as being unintelligent and lazy causes huge problems when they are willing to enroll at a college or apply for a decent job. The opinion that almost all Arabs are terrorists makes police check Arab-looking people in airports much more attentively than people of any other race. There are many other stereotypes that can support your point of view on this topic. If these pieces of advice did not bring you somewhat closer to writing an excellent paper, get some from us.
One of the most popular questions on discrimination are whether it still exists in our society and how to overcome it. Some people claim that there no discrimination anymore, but why then we encounter it so often? The point is that by pretending it doesn’t exist anymore, we don’t fix it but even make matters worse. It is also a good idea to consider the Christian approach to the problem. It says that there can be no racism as we all of “one blood” or human race. The skin shade (that what is on the outside) has nothing to do with the inferior of a person. However, not everyone practices the holy writing. Thus, in your essay you may encounter ways how to overcome the prejudice. The first one is the necessity not to ignore the situation when it happens, but to help a victim or disrupt a conversation if you hear someone uses racial slurs. Then try to participate in anti-racial community events (not violent protests, but affirmative actions) and racist speech bans. One more step is to vote for those the candidates who support ending racism policy. Of course, there are many other ways, which you can mention in your essays.
When writing an essay on racism and discrimination, first of all, it is necessary to differentiate these two terms and give definitions to both. A student needs to indicate that discrimination is a much broader concept than racism. Discrimination deals with the unequal treatment of people belonging to the same race or ethnos. Another difficulty that can arise is that it may be hard to define what institutional racism is, how destructive it can be, and how it influences the whole population. Another important topic that has to be covered is discrimination prevention, especially at the workplace, or what has to be done when you become a victim of discrimination. Every employee should know his or her rights when applying for a job to avoid unfair treatment based on personal convictions of the hirer. It would be also a good idea to enumerate social programs that were designated to prevent prejudice and racial bias.
To write a good essay on the topic “Does racism still exist today?”, one should find enough evidence to support his or her point of view on the issue. If you do agree that racial segregation remains a burning problem, then you can find various studies available on the Internet which prove that it is a significant issue. For example, it is proven that black people are more likely to be killed by police officers than white people. When Joshua Correll, researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder, designed the game in which every person can try himself as a police officer, the result reaffirmed this statement since people, regardless of their race, did not give much thought before killing black people and hesitated before killing whites even though they were armed. One more thing that proves that this type of intolerance exists is that professors favor white students over others. When looking for a mentor, students whose names sound less white will have hard times getting positive feedbacks. There are also many other researches and studies that can be considered while completing a paper.
There are other useful contributions. Eddie Bruce-Jones discusses the need to address institutional racism in German policing. Ibrahim Akrouh reveals judges who are not providing a remedy against racism through important legal decisions are also perpetrators of racism, as for example when the European Court of Human Rights upheld a headscarf ban for primary school teachers on the evidentially barren and morally dubious ground that they might proselytise the children in their care. Marwan Muhammad discusses the limitations of quantitative risk assessments in relation to racism, as where for example a young woman decides not to go to university because of the headscarf ban, or a mosque doesn’t get built (and so doesn’t get attacked) because of anti-Muslim agitation. Dr David Mark, focussing on Roma communities, emphasises the need to support self-organisation, describing how Roma councillors in a couple of Romanian villages have been able to bring about big changes, such as getting waste collection and electricity extended to Roma neighbourhoods, and Roma kids enrolled in school. Nick Lowles describes the development of positive and effective anti-racist campaigning through the UK’s ‘HOPE not hate’ movement.
The interviewees themselves — bell hooks, Cornel West, Judith Butler, Peter Singer, David H. Kim, Molefi Kete Asante among them — came from a variety of racial backgrounds, and their concerns and positions were even more diverse. But on the whole I came to see these interviews as linked by a common thread: They were messages to white America — because they often directly expressed the experience of those who live and have lived as people of color in a white-run world, and that is something no white person could ever truly know firsthand.
For instance, when a person is having a tough time economically, they find it easy to blame immigrants for taking away their jobs or creating fewer opportunities (Abanes 1992,12-15).
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn highlights and portrays the cruelty of racism that surrounded the south in Pre-Civil War America; the racism depicted in the book still to this day receives uproar of controversy and criticism....
The statements, therefore, of Nieto and Bode (2008) relative to the failure of our schools to provide all students regardless of their background or situation with equal and unbiased educational opportunities is an indictment of the society in which these schools exist....
Examples include historical dates and facts (such as birth and death dates, dates of historical events, the fact that George Washington was the first President of the United States).
Global network is hitting the streets of in October with a series of street signs carrying hard-hitting messages. The forceful project intends to shock people into truly considering their position in the movement and deduct whether or not they might be complicit in the deep-rooted racism that is hurting America. All of the signs contain playful yet pointed messages aimed at pedestrians, many of them carrying the signifiers of brutality and oppression, such as surveillance cameras or hands drawn in the "STOP" position.
Carmen Montoya, another member of the multi-voiced activist network, also explained her ambitions for the project and the genesis of the work. "The original signs were about revealing something in a social
and legal blind spot," she said. "They emerged from on the street conversations about racial profiling and individuals’ interactions with local police. These most recent signs are also about this in a sense that they emerged from conversations about what is missing from the debate around police abuse of power, racialized privilege and a racist legal system. We asked participants to talk to each other and to question themselves about how they may be contributing to the propagation of an abusive system along a spectrum from inadvertent ignorance to willful complicity."
However, these films have devoured the youth of America and, in the process; have perpetuated an institutionally racist society based on harsh stereotypes....
From what I saw the plurality of students and faculty had been educated exclusively in the tradition of writers like William Gaddis, Francine Prose, or Alice Munro—and not at all in the traditions of Toni Morrison, Cherrie Moraga, Maxine Hong-Kingston, Arundhati Roy, Edwidge Danticat, Alice Walker, or Jamaica Kincaid. In my workshop the default subject position of reading and writing—of Literature with a capital L—was white, straight and male. This white straight male default was of course not biased in any way by its white straight maleness—no way! Race was the unfortunate condition of nonwhite people that had nothing to do with white people and as such was not a natural part of the Universal of Literature, and anyone that tried to introduce racial consciousness to the Great (White) Universal of Literature would be seen as politicizing the Pure Art and betraying the (White) Universal (no race) ideal of True Literature.