Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Realization.

I’ve noticed that race is a common central topic around which I have discussed lately. Issues regarding race have become a lot more noticeable since beginning this class. I, personally, feel like racism prohibits many people from reaching their highest potential, whether it be in the work place, or with personal relationships. Many people in our society preach that all races should be treated equal, that we should accept each others differences, and appreciate those differences. Yet, at the same time, we contradict those beliefs by segregating ourselves. One major example is television channels, BET which is exclusively for black entertainment, and Telemundo, for Hispanic entertainment. By having exclusive channels targeting a specific ethnicity, or race, we only define the racial divide further. We may justify that there are no other networks airing Hispanic, or black, entertainment, so those channels come in use; however, with those justifications, we are only further justifying the underlying issue, segregation.

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Written by lp0812

February 20, 2010 at 11:41 pm

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