This 12 page paper analyzes a case presented by a student concerning a boarding situation between a white Moslem and a black African Christian. Reasons for their disagreements are explored through anthropological and sociological theories. Theories concerning racism are provided . The case is analyzed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Case Study on Racism , October, 2000 paper properly!
I. Introduction Racism is a fact of life in the United States. While there had been a long history of slavery, it ended many years ago,
but remnants of prejudice continue. While the tension between blacks and whites is significant, other types of prejudice crop up as more and more immigrants enter the country. Attitudes that
are held by the majority influence the perceptions of those entering the nation. Whites who enter may become more prejudice against blacks than they ever were, this due to the
climate in America today. And while that is the case,there is a great deal of acceptance of different races and cultures. The racism and prejudice is hidden well. Still, racism
seeps out in different forms and certainly, in an arrangement where one is living with another, race becomes an issue. Race was an issue in Big Brother, the 2000 television
show that provided a sterile environment for which to view interactions between real people. While two black people were included, one turned out to be a member of the New
Black Panther Party, whose leader is the controversial Khalid Abdul Muhammad (Tucker 64). CBS missed that. Race became a significant theme as before being ousted, Will Mega found comfort by
speaking with the other black member, Cassandra. Even she, the cool-headed United Nations worker, found that she could not completely express herself to the white house guests. They just would
not understand. That was television, but it was not fiction. Still, in looking at less prominent individuals, a student may want to utilize a case study involving ordinary people.