Barsoum_RJ_Tatum_CH1_02-19-08 - often people see racism as...

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-1Clayton Barsoum English 1302 Reading Journal February 19, 2008 Tatum, Beverly. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? ” Defining Racism . Basic Books, 1997. In the first chapter of Understanding Blackness Tatum discusses the nature of racism in America and how we define its terms impacts the argument on racism. She agrees to the definition of racism given by David Wellman: racism- “a system of advantage based on race.” I agree with using this definition of racism because it is much more broad and I think
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Unformatted text preview: often people see racism as how the disadvantaged group is adversely affected. Instead, this definition also entails what the advantaged group is gaining by racism. This definition also reminds me of affirmative action. Minority group receive affirmative action based on their race (because the idea that they should level the disadvantages automatically placed on them). However, that means that when whites receive desirable aspects of racism then that is also affirmative action (notion of rich white man)....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ENGL 1312 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '08 term at UT Arlington.

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