If you want to end racism

If you want to end racism - C. Culture and Structure are...

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If you want to end racism, you have to decolonize. For example, give minorities a share of the surplus taken from them during slavery. Programs such as busing, having pretty minority girls win beauty contests, etc. will not end racism. Such programs benefit those individuals, but will not address the ultimate problem of racism. IV. Why do Minorities Continue in Society? A. Minorities Lack Power Resources. Resources could take the form of property, money, position, or organization. B. People in Society Benefit Members of the elite as well as members of the general population benefit from the existence of minorities. From the stand point of the general public minorities provide scapegoat goats. Deviantizing minorities takes people out of competition for jobs, housing, and education. From the point of view of the elite, minorities represent groups where more profit can be extracted.
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Unformatted text preview: C. Culture and Structure are Generally Accepted Most people accept the structural and cultural patterns in society and see little reason to change them. It takes a long time for social patterns to develop. Those patterns seem functional, especially to those who benefit from their existence. Therefore, those who benefit are more resistant to change. Remember the idea of "Tyranny of the majority?" Most of the population is willing to let a minority of people suffer high rates of unemployment and poverty. D. Changing the Status Quo Is Costly Change means that those with resources will have to pay higher taxes as well as give up existing advantages. In the 1990s Americans are not very interested in paying taxes either....
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