Modern Racism final

Modern Racism final - James Francis Williams RWS 200 Racism...

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James Francis Williams RWS 200 Racism has played a historic role in America for decades. Since the late 19 th Century and early 20 th Century, there has been many forms of prejudice and discrimination such as the following: slavery upon Africans, segregation- which was introduced in the 1920s and 1930s and allowed legal separation between minority groups and Whites in public locations, and now, the most popular form of racism and prejudice takes place over the internet. The internet provides simpler methods to communicate, such as websites, which help large organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party to advertise and pro- mote the same beliefs, morals, and ideas as other White Americans. Online blogs, which are per- sonal internet journals or diaries that discuss different themes created by the writer, are a form of practicing freedom of speech, however certain blogs can also encourage prejudice and racism. Online forums are also a way for people to communicate and share the same interests over the internet. By examining the most modern forms of racism in today’s society, it is clear that inter- net sources such as online blogs, websites, and forums expands the view of C.P. Ellis’ prejudice and racism against minority groups in America, primarily because of the rapid development of online social communities. The greatest influx of information comes from the internet. Every day, thousands of websites are distributing vast amounts of media, social networks, and propaganda all over the world. This world wide distributor of information is where many young people turn to nowadays for information, whether its research for an English essay they are assigned, or even to find out more about themselves. In the article/ interview by Studs Terkel, C.P. Ellis explains how he was
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exposed to white supremacy at a very young age by his father, “ The natural person for me to hate would be Black people, because my father before me was a member of the Klan. As far as he was concerned, it was the savior of the white people. [. ..]. So I began to admire the Klan” (Ter- kel, 14). Ellis was trying to discover who he was, and the environment he found himself in was
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