A Billions Reason To Stay Away From Racism

Saying a billions reason means a lot and doesn’t means we are to list billions point here but rather than knowing the negative side of it and how racism can bring a country economy down and cause chaos.

Remember that racism that damage your present and future life, so stay away from it.

What is Racism? defines racism as a global phenomenon with a multiplicity of shifting forms‘ Racism is not an aberration or a result of individual pathology. It is a set of practices and discourses, which are deeply rooted in the history, traditions and culture of modernity.

The complexities are further describes racism as an accumulated and often contradictory set of assumptions by which people understand and cope with the social worlds in which they live. However, these assumptions can be deleterious and can consequently adversely affect … individuals and communities of color by impeding their
optimal growth and functioning‘.

Let’s take a look at some basic consequences racism do cause….

 Consequences of a Racially Biased Society

In many cases, differences in racial outcomes are at least partially explainable by differences in the behavior of individuals. In the domain of criminal justice, for example, there is an over representation of nonwhite youth across all stages of the juvenile justice system.

According to self-report data, victimization surveys, and arrest and conviction statistics, black youths show high rates of committing serious offenses compared with white youths. Not surprisingly, these disparities in behavior led to a public discussion focused on individual behavioral choices rather than on past discriminatory processes.

The panel understands that individuals must be held responsible for their actions in the criminal justice system as well as in the education system or the labor market. Individual actions, however, do not occur independently of the larger social and economic context.

Certain behaviors by members of disadvantaged racial groups may arise in response to patterns of social and institutional behavior in a racially biased society. Evidence suggests that some behavioral differences may develop over time with differential exposure to risk factors or in reaction to past incidents of discrimination, bias, and exclusion.

Exposure to certain risk factors may also explain racial disparities in behavior. Prolonged exposure to risk and negative social interactions over time can influence life choices and limit future opportunities for disadvantaged racial groups.

Youth who believe they have fewer life opportunities or who feel more alienated from mainstream economic and social institutions are probably more likely to engage in risky and self-destructive behaviors.

Social isolation and concentration of poverty can marginalize poor individuals from mainstream society. Such conditions disproportionately affect poor minorities, who, cut off from society, lack access to jobs, to higher education, and to positive role models. Without such access, concentrated poverty becomes more acute, leading to a “concentration effect” in which the most disadvantaged members of society (in this case the poorest minorities) are concentrated disproportionately in the most isolated neighborhoods.

According to research, the effects of perceived racism on negative affect may be multidimensional, influencing both trait negative affect and state negative affect. Trait negative affect refers to a broad and stable affective disposition that makes an individual more likely to experience negative emotions, whereas state affect refers to momentary experiences of emotion that may fluctuate as a result of daily events, situational characteristics, and other factors.

Affective dispositions including trait negative affect may develop as a result of both genetic and environmental factors. Some of the environmental factors are a function of the individual’s unique circumstances (e.g., attachment relationships), and some may be a function of social stressors that are shared across individuals (e.g., racism or neighborhood stress).

Preliminary analyses examined gender, race, and age differences in the independent variables (i.e., perceived racism) and dependent variables (i.e., trait and state negative affect). Additional preliminary analyses examined relations first among independent variables and then among dependent variables.

 

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: