Modern Day Niggerization Examples

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Niggerization and Modern Day America To niggerize is to relegate to a position of marginal power or authority (Barrett 184). Niggerization is, therefore, a universal concept that applies to all persons regardless of skin color, it is “a result of oppression. Old people, poor people, and students can also get niggerized” (Bartlett 739). The niggerized mind has been systematically subdued, through formal education, social learning, etc., into believing that it is somewhat lesser than another and consequently accepts the dominion of the perceived superior mind over itself. Ossie Davis, a victim of niggerization, succinctly sums up the psychological framework of a niggerized person: “The culture had already told me what this [niggerization] was…show more content…
Such things still happen “because the police are empowered by a good percentage of the white American public to kill black and brown people preemptively and with extreme prejudice” (DeVega, par. 9). This kind of brutality proves the reality of the White racial frame in which “whites have combined racial stereotypes (the cognitive aspect), metaphors and interpretive concepts (the deeper cognitive aspect), images (the visual aspect), emotions (feelings), and inclinations to discriminatory action” (Feagin…show more content…
But one question arises: Why has it not been put to an end? First, most times people are blind to "other 'meanings' or profiles presented by the object if the perceiver is locked within the 'Natural Attitude,' as Husserl calls it, and has been conditioned culturally or racially to fix himself upon certain 'meanings'" (Johnson, 603). And in the case of niggerization, everyone has been conditioned, the victim as well as the perpetrator. And the condition is so thorough, so complete for some people that they do not think twice about it even when subjected to this vile dehumanization. They have learnt to “expect it; accommodate it” (Marable, 9). Such people cannot be the vanguard of social reform and development; they are rather willful participants in the act, however unpleasant it

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