Q:

What is racial oppression?

A:

Racial oppression is burdening a specific race with unjust or cruel restraints or impositions. Racial oppression may be social, systematic, institutionalized or internalized.

Social forms of racial oppression include exploitation and mistreatment that is socially supported. Systematic oppression of a race means that the law or police work to oppress a certain race. Institutionalized oppression refers to establishing laws, practices and customs that produce inequities based on race. Internalized oppression involves an oppressed group using the oppression they experience and using it against themselves and fellow members of their race. Examples of internalized oppression include internalized racism, sexism and homophobia.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What are some current examples of injustice?

    A:

    Examples of injustice in the world as of 2014 include the oppression of cultural and religious groups throughout the world, widespread economic and social inequality, the infanticide of baby girls in India and China, violence against women, and unequal access to medical care, legal protection and education. Individuals may disagree on which injustices are most egregious.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is racial prejudice?

    A:

    Racial prejudice can be defined by either making an adverse judgement or opinion based on race or having an irrational hatred or suspicion based on racial or religious group's stereotypes. Racial prejudice in society has the potential to be a damaging factor in even the most normal settings.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some examples of racial groups?

    A:

    The United States government identifies several racial groups, including Asian American, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian and Alaska Native and White. The terms are often used to identify various societal groups.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the definition of "racial stratification"?

    A:

    Racial stratification is the systematic social classification of people based on race. Such classifications are often intentionally exclusive or limiting in nature and lead to imbalances in opportunity and advantages.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore