White Supremacy and the Alleged Inferior
Strongly Believe, White supremacy has an antagonistic and demeaning effect on minorities. White supremacy is the belief, and the promotion of the belief, that white people are superior to people of other racial backgrounds. And can be classified as forms of racism and discrimination, and can be social or physical. My first argument is, White supremacy indirectly influences social hierarchy. If we revert back to the United State’s presidential history, it is evident as to why white people feel that they are “at the top of the food chain”. Bonilla-Silva 34” White males make up a vast amount of our government, and as we take this into consideration, we realize that this only fuels a seemingly inextinguishable fire. One of the primary effects caused by white supremacy is affirmative action.
Caucasians have emerged in the business world so rapidly, that it is inevitable that they will “look out for their own” “McGinty”. Affirmative action is an unofficial act initiated by the government to ensure that certain jobs have some type of ethnically diverse working environment. It also provides some type of prevention from a business owner “looking out for his own”. McGinty” Another effect white supremacy implements over minorities is terrorism. Perhaps the most notable white supremacist organizations, is the Ku Klux Klan. A group that was established in the 1860s, and even managed to stay strong until the mid 1950s. Their activity is not yet acompletely extinct but has merely been dormant. This group instilled fear in the hearts of many minorities ( mainly blacks) and has advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism.
African-Americans were lynched, shot, tortured, and constantly threatened during this era. And the KKK contributes to a majority of the reason that blacks have animosity toward whites and people of other ethnicity. To describe a more modern consequence that these people inflict upon society, look into what goes on at stores, elevators, schools, and jobs etc. Examine the racism and stereotyping that occurs. Look at the opposing races that are accused of theft, murder, rape, and other crimes simply because of the white man’s judgment of another man’s skin color.
White supremacy expands even to law enforcement. Caucasian police officers have a dominant influence on what goes on within the law. It’s kind of hard to serve justice when your authority figure and judge are in cahoots. “McGinty” I believe that our government needs to strongly mandate police officers to go through a quarterly in service on racial all issues. Police have to have reasonable suspension and through a quarterly in service on racial issues.
Police have to have a reasonable suspicion and written consent from the person, before imitating an unreasonable search. They should document the race, ethnic and gender of all motor vehicle. Then they should write down a valid reason of why the motorist is being stopped. The supervisors need to regularly review police reports and watch the patrol car videos. Then instruct corrections among officers if needed. Finally, there should be equal representatives of the jury system that consist of people of all races; in order for minorities to have a fair trial. A citizen shall not be excluded from jury service because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age occupation, physical or sensory disability, or economic status. ” (Jury administration plan, 2001, para. 6). As I revert back to my earlier statement of the modern effects of this belligerence, it may appear as stereotyping or racism, but it is actually subsequent to white supremacy.
For instance, it is a common contingency that if an African-American gets on an elevator and there is a white is occupying it as well, it is a known fact that some of them will “clutch their belongings tighter than necessary” “Bonilla-Silva 47” contrary to beliefs that we will ‘steal anything that isn’t nailed to the ground” “McGinty”. It is commonly overlooked that white people steal, do drugs, rape, and commit other crimes as well because of the fact that the Caucasian society is thought so highly of. However, know that the ramifications of this act should not be completely off-loaded on white people.
Revert back to my definition of white supremacy. “White supremacy is the belief, AND the promotion of the belief, that white people are superior to people of other racial backgrounds. ” We as opposing minorities indirectly support white supremacy. When we constantly talk about how “All white people have money” and how “All white people will be successful just because of the fact that they’re white”, believe it or not, that is “promotion of the belief that white people are superior to people of other racial backgrounds”.