submit a 1250 words paper on the topic Being Black&Living in the Red.
Hi, need to submit a 1250 words paper on the topic Being Black&Living in the Red. Some decades ago, Conley ( 1999 ) illustrated his sentiments about the status of African Americans in a predominantly white society :
“African Americans may, in fact, be the most American of all, for by some socioeconomic indicators, they have made incredible progress since the passage of civil rights legislation. By other measures, however, they are not so “American”- that is for whatever reason, upward mobility has been more difficult “ ( p.9).
The former cultural assimilation paradigm proposed some decades ago established the concept that immigrants over time, assimilate into the dominant culture. However, American society today composed of “whites” would not be the dominant culture in the future. The National Research Council has projected that “by the year 2050, America’s Latino and Asian populations are expected to triple, constituting about 25% and 8% of the U.S. population, respectively (qt. from Lee and Bean, 2004, p.221). This would have implications on how the government as well as private organizations should revise programs that are biased towards the white population. The white would be a minority one day in the U.S.
Even the definition of non-white is quite offending as McDermott and Samson (2004) commented that “the inclusion of Arabs as white and Chinese as non-white seemingly reflect the idiosyncrasies of judges and the dominant political mood more than any other consistent pattern of identification” ( p.246). It was surprising to hear this classification since I am an Arab myself and never thought of myself as being “white”. Nevertheless, the color of the skin apparently predicts one chance in this white society. Does racial stratification really limit one chance? Indeed, as Conley exhaustively points out in chapter three of his book. In a study made by Conley in 1997 among blacks and whites completing a doctoral degree.