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Fearful Fallacies Racism, Poverty, and Violence by John Rankin, Cory Ballard, and Robert Haderer
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Racial Discrimination Station A reflection on racism by J.S. Rankin, Jr. America is seen around the world as the most powerful and prosperous nation on Earth. However, for all of our successes and blessings, we are not perfect. Problems such as racism, poverty, and violence still handicap American people. Our paramount position means that we serve as an example for the rest of the world. Unfortunately, along with our positive traits, we also transmit our more detracting qualities. We teach the world how to hate and discriminate based on differences as simple as race. Immigrants of all origins are discriminated against every day for being a drain on the American economy, and regarded as stupid for their loose or nonexistent understanding of the English language. Though many white Americans won’t admit it, they would like for immigrants to come over with flawless English or stay out of the country altogether. In local papers around the country, hidebound editorials are written expressing distaste for immigrants while also accusing them of taking “our” jobs. Why is it that everyone fails to realize that immigrants have the right to live here and work here just like natives? For two years I worked at a supermarket with a Columbian gentleman named Sammy Pinilla. Sammy was hired for a low level, low respect job pushing carts and bagging groceries. His understanding of English was minimal despite his grasp of many different dialects of Spanish. Nonetheless, his intelligence was questioned every time he misunderstood a customer or failed to find the correct word while speaking. It was assumed that because Sammy had yet to master the English language, he was another dumb, unskilled, stereotypical migrant worker. If Sammy’s lack of understanding of
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English is real evidence of low intelligence, then the same can be said about many students and even some professionals of academics. What not too many people know was that back in Columbia Sammy had been a community leader, teacher, and church pastor. The stigmatization that Sammy is a drain on the American economy is absolutely incorrect. Sammy is still helping the American economy by working hard and getting promoted. Instead of pushing carts and bagging groceries, Sammy can now be found behind the store’s customer service desk. Even though his success is admirable, it brings the question of whether Sammy would fare better in a system better equipped to integrate immigrant citizens. If anything is true, it is that the American economy is wasting Sammy’s talents by failing to find an efficient way to incorporate his talents into our system. Even in Europe, immigrants are not safe from the stigmas applied to them.
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