The article shows one woman's perspectives on how she experiences race. This shows why race matters because it shows example on how race impacts peoples life in America. It states that many people see America as three different racial categories, Northeastern Asian, Northwestern Europe, and Western African. “The word ‘race’ has no coherent biological meaning.”
This video is about how this black woman went into a grocery store and experienced discrimination at checkout. Her sister in-law stood up for her by saying Why are you asking for 2 id’s from her when you didn’t ask me for any id’s. “Uh I can’t believe what this checker has done with this woman, it is totally unacceptable!”
John Mutter writes about how hurricane Katrina affected the rich and the poor. The author compares the way the hurricane effects the people to when Adolf Hitler entered Paris. They write about how the people didn’t know whether to stay or run. The author talks about how the wealthier people of New Orleans had a better chance of survival because of certain benefits. “But some people always leave promptly, because, like the wealthier Parisians, they are better placed, better educated and connected, understand the danger, and have the means to get out and a place to go.”
In this article, the reasoning behind why race matters is given. Race is used in law almost everyday for both good and bad reasons. Race can be used to identify the suspect or can be the used as a way to arrest one just because. The article clearly states that race does matter but that it shouldn´t.To finally end the article, the author adds,¨Racist perceptions are just that. They are perceptions,¨ to solidify that race does matter, but doesn´t need to."
In the article author Kia Makarechi, uses a variety of studies that show how police are racially biased. Some studies show how in many cases police used excessive amount of force with African Americans and not with white people. This is related to our book because many of the police made theirs choices on how to treat Zeitoun based on his skin color.”Black and Hispanic drivers were searched approximately four times as often as white drivers.”
The writer talks about the normality of badly the poor was effected in New Orleans. They use interesting facts like “700,000 people in the region live in mobile homes.” The writer then goes on to talk about the differences between the rich and the poor. The rich only lost their boats or their beach houses whereas the poor now have nothing because their mobile homes have been washed away. “They are like many of Katrina's victims who were already hard on their luck, now struggling to get by one day at a time.”
This website gives three immediate solutions to the damage done to New Orleans. One is to completely rebuild New Orleans and to make it even better than it was before. The second solution would be to restore New Orleans to its original state without upgrades. The third solution is to just not fix it at all. The third solution is to actually tear down what is left of the city. This solution did not last long due to, " the great amount of history in the area, the economic impact of shipping and tourism in New Orleans, and the number of residents who have already returned. "
This website gives the three race categories mainly used in the world today. The reason racism is in America is also given as it explains how racism began when slavery did. Before slavery, race was non-existent and everyone was just everyone. When slavery began, the African race started to be looked at as lesser which brought about the start of racism. They finally add that, ¨race is a concept of human minds, not of nature.¨
This Website talks about how people after Katrina Became homeless and instead of sleeping on the streets went into home and factories that were abandoned and ruined by katrina and stayed there. It also talks about how people created 63 homeless agencies. “UNITY of Greater New Orleans, a collaboration of 63 homeless agencies, has been running sweeps across the city every week for more than two years looking for "the sickest of sick puppies," as Miller puts it.”
This website talks about how Race Matters and affects their health, and how race affects the health care they have, and talks about disaggregation of data and Racial discrimination. “At least one study indicated a combined affect of race and gender resulting in significantly different health care for Black women than white women and men.”
This article talks about how islamophobia is one reason why muslim kids get bullied. It also talks about how this one person is trying to make it all better by making a support group for her school and helping kids in her school. This article connects to our book by talking about islamophobia in schools. “In recent months, anti-immigrant rhetoric has spiked across the country—and in local and national politics. After the Paris attacks, more than two-dozen Republican governors said they don’t want Syrian refugees in their states. And Donald Trump said that if he were president he would kick all Syrian refugees out of the country”
Ryan Kilduff talks about how racism is different today and how racism still exist today. Ryan also uses statistics in the article to help people understand. The article connects to the “why does race matter?” because Kilduff talks about how race matters to some people. He also talks about why race matters to some people and why it doesn’t matter. “There is resistance among people to believe that anything such as white privilege, white-washing in entertainment, and race-based police brutality exists anymore. “