Forty Million Dollar Slaves Analysis

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Forty Million Dollar Slaves, which specifies two of the main social issues of North American countries, racism and bullying, is written by William C. Rhoden, a sportswriter for the New York Times. Importantly, Rhoden illustrates the idea that short of break in cycle of racism, will cause racism to be perpetuated. Firstly, an example of racism toward African Americans is illustrated through the use of rhetorical questioning. As well as, one example of racial discrimination from my personal life. Inversely, prejudice and cruelty from a black coach towards white people is used to show palpable racism. Which is similar to racial bullying in my school toward immigrants. One case of racialism occurs toward African Americans when whites remind them…show more content…
In my direct experience of prejudice, overt bullying against newcomers in Canada frightened me and made me feel estranged. When I came to Canada there were many people who accosted me, by using the word “FOB” which stands for “fresh from the boat” and it basically means, new immigrants in the country, but it is used to create separation between races. Resemblance between the ways immigrants get treated in North American countries represents the cycle of racism that was not broken, even after the dictator ship of white people. Conversely, after the days of slave trade, because of the hatred that was created by white people, blacks started thinking of revenge and this made a new conflict between colors. Therefore, racial discrimination perpetuated in a new fashion. The new fashion is called “Covert Racism”, and it means, many people are not aware of the existence of this social issue. This theory is demonstrated when author says “One thing they are going to know when they come here is this team is owned by black people” (253). Rhoden shows the general attitude of the prevailing African American cultural behavior towards white people, to emphasize that black and white became apart and the cycle is still getting bigger. In order to decrease these crucial actions, we have to break the cycle. For example, if we compare Canada in 2014 and Canada in 1980, there are executions that make racism

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