高中作业essay: Race Does Matter
Race Does Matter
From the lecture the professor mainly discussed about how race is essential to social stratification and Difference. The history of racial issues had been introduced, in which the racial contract is an important part. It is mentioned that “whiteness is what makes you fully human.” I think it is unfair to deny a person his or her own equal right only because this person is not white.
In fact, even in the twenty first century, race still matters. In the past while racial contract was still accepted, people of color could be killed randomly. Even now, America has been holding illusioned attitudes towards the issue of race but Race does matter since in the America which is known to be the melting pot capable of accepting all kinds races, the contribution made by people of color are still being ignored.
Race is important to us because we have subconsciously accepted the social construction. For example, since my ancestors are Chinese but I study in America, I have been instilled the idea that “I am an Asian American”. Therefore, we are taught about the ideas of race that now we take it for granted and we participate in this racial construction. It is essential for the world to take a correct attitude towards race because as it has been mentioned in the lecture, race and its meaning can be re-constructed again. Also, it is said that before the mid-twentieth century, only the white citizens could have access to the home ownership while home ownership is the base for people to develop their social and economic status. Therefore, I think that the people of color had already been stripped off the equal opportunity to survive in the world. The issue of race should be put under analysis and the concepts need to be re-constructed in order to make sure that people from all races can be granted the equal chance to develop themselves and be granted the equal opportunity to exercise their rights.