Racial Profiling: assuming things about a certain race, national, religious, ethnic group without more knowledge of that group. Also known as stereotyping
- Asians are short, will be experts at martial arts, run laundromats/dry cleaners, all look the same.
- Blacks are pimps/drug dealers
- Latinos are lazy, be gardeners/landscapers or all live in one house
- Italians will be with the mob, or have greased up hair
- British people are stuck up, walk around wearing bowler hats, carrying umbrellas or British men being gay
- Jewish people are nitpicky misers.
Jim Crow Laws: state and local laws started between 1876 and 1965. It had a supposedly "separate but equal" status for black Americans, but we all know how that ended up. It was another form of segregation
Sundown Towns: this term refers to towns where only white residents were allowed to live. This kind of stuff happened between 1890 and 1965 as well. Hate groups, such as the KKK were drawn to sundown towns. The reason for the name is because there were derogatory signs saying that minorities couldn't be present at sundown. These kinds of towns don't allow any race/ethnic group. Most notably Americans of African descent. If they were found after sunset, they risked a beating or being imprisoned.
Out West, sundown towns started popping up because of the ever increasing number of Chinese and Japanese immigrants living in the West. People started creating these towns because they were competing with the Asian immigrants for jobs
Also people of other races and ethnicities have been subjected to some kind of persecution, such as:
- Black people having to sit in the back of a bus
- American-born Japanese in internment camps
- German-Jews having to wear the Star of David and then go to concentration camps
- American Indians having their land taken away from them in treaties, being put on reservations and having the greedy white man and his family take their land and desecrate it.
The KKK usually burned crosses, used terror, violence, and even went as far as rape to get theier point across. If they were supposed to be so brave, why did they wear hoods? That just shows they're cowards. Now, you'll probably know that this kind of garbage really pisses me off!! My grandfather hated anything to do with racism/discrimintation, and I'm definitely with him. I HATE RACISM!!!!!!!!!
Labeling: the act of putting someone's ethnic background before American, even if they were born in America
Some examples include:
Lucy Liu and B.D. Wong and Russell Wong are Chinese-American
|Lucy Liu, one of my favorite actresses|
|B.D. Wong as Dr. George Huang on Law and Order:SVU|
|Russell Wong, Romeo Must Die|
|Smashing Pumpkins co-founder and guitarist James Iha. He's kinda cute....|
|Carrie Ann Inaba|
|James Shigeta as Joseph Yoshinobi Takagi in Die Hard|
|Singing the song Live with Me|
|Don't believe me? Look at these 2 pics. They're getting pretty close, lol!|
Halle Berry and Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are African-American
|OOOOHHHH, Denzel, what a major hottie!! Love his smile, makes me melt......|
|Halle Berry, one of my fave actresses|
|Viola Davis, she's so beautiful|
Lily Collins(daughter of British musician and Genesis member Phil Collins) and Keanu Reeves(Mother is of English descent) and Gregory Peck are of British-American descent.
|Both parents were of English descent|
|Her dad, Genesis singer Phil Collins|