Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

“Would you get upset if you witnessed an act of racism?”

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In a cnn article I came across, a study was conducted with 120 non-black participants who were placed in a room with one  black person and a white person. These “experiencers” witnessed a black role-player leave, and just before doing so, he bumped into the white person’s knee. After the black person left the room, the white role-player would say things like “I hate it when black people do that,” or in extreme cases, refer to him with the N-word. In a situation like this, one would expect the experiencers to say something towards the unnecessary comment, but very little commotion was expressed. They were very passive. How is it that our society is going to conquer racism, if even something so little such standing up against a wrong small comment, can’t even be done?

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Written by aunanan7

November 22, 2009 at 2:43 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. People are both very passive when making confrontations as well as anything related to racism. In our society, we are taught to blindly follow what we are told and not disagree or cause commotion. Racism is just one part of life that we have been taught to not try and stop, because of a the still prominent dislike of Blacks by Whites.

    al260513

    November 22, 2009 at 4:44 am

  2. people go about their lives seeing racism every day and do not even speak a word of it. me being Hispanic, have done the same shame, and even though its not the right thing, its something we try to overlook to hid the realities of everyday life

    dtrincado

    November 22, 2009 at 5:48 am

  3. I think it is definitely something that we have to do something about. Reconciliation is something that I am very passionate about. We cannot ignore the injustice and racism that goes on in our society.

    kellerae

    November 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm


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