CLASS: THE NEW RACISM

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“Society’s transformation.”


the new injustice

As a young man growing up in the Midwest you got a chance to see something that was quite interesting. And that was the disparity in society regarding the wealth in America. In the majority of minority communities there was poverty and then you had the predominantly White communities. This is where all the wealth was centralized. And as I aged I got a chance to see kids I went to school with, which was mostly White students who came from poor households. Then it hit me, who has the money in America if so many White families are struggling. Because the wealth is growing in the White community, but a lot of White families were poor. Yet the money wasn’t being trickled down to Blacks or Latinos.

numbers and the meanings behind them

When you hear the ethnic group and then look at the stat, you have to ask yourself, what does this really mean? Because if White wealth is growing, Black wealth is actually decreasing in the community, Latino wealth not much growth, and Asian growth is growing, but the numbers are still small; how is it White wealth is growing with a growing poor population. It seems to me like the same families that have amassed wealth money is growing at an increasing rate. Black people are being pushed out, Latino numbers are rising, but wealth is in White hands. What you’re seeing is a rich-poor nation. And when you hear Trump supporters, who are mostly White saying, “Make America Great Again,” they are not realizing their pockets are shrinking from other wealthier White hands.

as we trek along

Moving into the future the face of America is changing, which means the problems will still exist. Only thing is, what will they be. And with the pushing out of communities, you’re talking a cultural clash, a divide, but most of all, class will be a serious war. Because we are already starting to see people fight over who has the right to make what amount of money in a year. And who deserves to make what income. Trust and believe it will head into the future, even by 2050 when so many of Americans are slated to look similar in facial tone.


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RAPE CULTURE: ON WHAT LEVEL DOES IT EXIST

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“Is it condoned or not?”


when did it start

America is a country where we have all these buzz words that get people to react in a visceral manner. And one word stands out in today’s society and that is rape culture. Now, do I think we have a culture that is based around the subjugation of women. No, I don’t think we do. And simply because the victimization of a person is not in existence when the person is a “willing” participant. Notice when I said willing participant, I am referring to aspects of our entertainment. We have a culture of young men and women engaging in activity that is deemed to soon for their engagement. But do I think we just except rape as part of our culture, no.

wait, that’s rape

You would be surprised what constitutes for rape in our society today. I, for the longest thought that forcible rape was the real. No, there are many different forms. There is the underage, which another rape I am aware of, but there is this new form, called, “I made a mistake,” rape. Comedian Aziz Ansari was someone accused of assault, but in the description of the situation, you come to realize that it was just a bad date. But people were ready to destroy based on the woman’s description. And to me, that’s scary knowing that a bad date, or her mistake in sleeping with you can be flipped into rape. This is a shift in our culture because now with that kind of ambiguity, it’s scary for both parties.

the movements that spark it all

For the past year, there have been celebrity after celebrity getting into trouble for their sexual misconduct. And that meltdown has sparked a rallying cry, “Times Up,” “Me Too.” The time up for dealing with sexual assault and violence against women and me too expressing it has happened to me as a woman as well. And from these movements the culture of how we interact as men and women shift. Now, is everything all good, meaning, will this movement work in favor of women or ultimately collapse. Now, since we are in real time living, we don’t anything but the good. But a movement, even one used to promote ones well-being can be flipped and used as a tool to do harm.


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CULTURAL SHIFTS: WHERE IS AMERICA GOING WITH OUR SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

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“Is it all good or going bad?”


the ants go marching one by one

An aspect of American culture is our willingness to continue express ourselves through the freedom of the first Amendment. This rings true when there is someone in a position of power in this country that people feel uncomfortable running the country. Who would think protesting would be in the culture of a nation. But it is something that defines our society is the freedom to peacefully assemble. But my question is where are we going from here with our protest? Because every generation wants something from the ones in charge, so what will our grandchildren being saying about us at a certain time?

swinging pendulum

We see the country taking on this swinging to one side pendulum, but I don’t look at it as swinging to one side or the other. Because even people on the left are getting other people on the left in trouble. So what we are is a nation where we like to see each other get into trouble. And since every threat on the internet must be taken serious, we have to give credit to those who don’t deserve credit. But once you give the the taste of blood, they are not stopping there. You are going to be the wreck of society, which has become a more sinister cultural shift in our society. We know the behavior of this person is like us, but it gives us the ability to pounce on someone; it’s a power move in a world where you have no power.

adopting our methods

You can and will see more and more of people in other countries using America as a measuring tool for how to assemble. Places have seen throughout history how protesting can get things done. Say they take a look at our culture and force decisions in their own systems. And there are times where those types of methods get things down. And then other times it leads to a lot of people getting hurt. But guess what, our methods got so many hurt in the pass to get work accomplished.


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THE GREATEST GIFT TO THE WORLD: WHAT HAS YOUR CULTURE DONE FOR THE PLANET

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“I give to you, myself.”


i here by grant you access

You have this amazing culture that you come from, and want to share it with the world. Now, the word culture takes on a wide range of meanings. But when we think of culture we typically mean ethnic culture. Now, I have never really heard of that many people who say they want to share their culture with the world so openly. And if they do, it is silent and you don’t know about it. If you so choose to get involved and you are someone who respects the culture, then no one has a problem. And if you you do want to gift what you have to the world, how well will you be received by people who are on the inside that are more protective of their culture.

protect it with your life

We live in a society that if you protect your culture where you want no one else in you are going to run into a problem especially if you live in an environment where so many other different people live around you. Now, what would be the reason someone might want to protect their culture. A major reason would be there are civilizations that have existed that had a strong cultural identity, but for whatever reason; whether it was war or it just started to unravel for other reasons. And once that happens, what started as a thriving nation, now becomes ruins and urban legends. I was reading a few months back how anthropologist uncovered a mass region of Mexico where a few hundred thousand people were believed to have lived. Now we know there more like close to 10 million people. So you have to think to yourself, what happened that such a large group of people that are no longer around? And what happened to the culture that was once there?

i don’t want the cookie, just a few pieces

We are very protective in cultures because we take what we like and then we dump the rest. Sometimes we take the whole cookie if it’s delicious enough then we act as if the baker who made the cookie had no hand in it. We award the deliciousness and the entire recipe to someone of our liking. And there is a saying that goes with this, and that is, whoever is in power gets to rewrite history. And if you belong to a group who has gone through this rewriting, you tend to be more selective with who you share information with. Not only are you restrictive with information, but skeptical of people who take part that you didn’t share it with.

7 billion is hard to control

If you create anything that the world finds interesting, there will be no ability to hold it for yourself. Especially if you create something that taste good to the masses. Trying to keep your culture hidden in such a social media era is impossible. So you are better off sharing with the planet, because as a human we were meant to share experiences. Social constructs have made us scared to open up, but as the world grows, we become closer because land that was not previously utilized become utilized by neighbors. Thus we are now far too close to keep anything hidden.


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