Proposal+5—romanhsantiago

Draft Proposal

Racism in America should not exist and expanding on the main topic of this class i find it to be very counterintuitive. It is counterintuitive because we are all a mix from different parts of the world and our DNA can prove it, so to believe one race is superior to another knowing that a person could very well be mixed with the very race they feel superior to. America is a country for immigrants built by immigrants. Most people in this world have a very extensive family tree. I don’t believe anyone is fully one nationality because we all are a mix of nationalities.  With enough research i believe I can come up with a more  than valid argument to discuss why racism in America should not exist.

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6 Responses to Proposal+5—romanhsantiago

  1. davidbdale says:

    Good for you, Roman. I applaud your choice of the broad topic of racism. You can certainly find plenty of counterintuitivity there. Your mention of the “mix of different parts” encourages me to share this dramatic bit of source material with you:

  2. davidbdale says:

    Just this weekend at the Penn Museum, I found some fascinating material you’ll find useful, beginning with this graphic I photographed. I recommend you visit.

  3. davidbdale says:

    Now, consider this counterintuitive dilemma:

    America suffers from the legacy of slavery. The forced mass immigration of dark-skinned Africans as slaves created strong social identities based on perceived racial differences that extended far beyond skin color. Jim Crow laws that began in North Carolina legalized a physical separation between the races, created separate and usually unequal facilities, and outlawed race mixing, making it, for example, illegal to marry across races until the 1960s in some states.

    You’d like to live in a post-racist world, and I concur. But how will we know when we get there? We’ll have to prove it with research, which means calculating how members of different races are doing financially, socially, whether they’re being treated equally in schools, workplaces, civic spaces. What can you add to the conversation about who is keeping racism alive? Can we ever stop considering race if we keep trying to gauge how far we are from being able to ignore it?

  4. davidbdale says:

    Dude, I am working much harder on this project than you are. Time to step up. You haven’t given yourself an assignment here. Reply, please.

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