Lesson about racism-Michael Jackson "they don't care about us"Presentation Transcript
WHAT IS RACISM?Racism involves the belief in racial differences,which acts as a justification for non-equaltreatment (which some regard as "discrimination")of members of that race.
capitalism = economic system - private ownership of the WHAT DO YOU KNOWmeans of production, ABOUT RACISM?-creation of goods or services forprofit or income,-accumulation of capital, -competitive markets, Racism is a product of capitalism. It grew out of-voluntary exchange early capitalism’s use of slaves for the plantations of the New World, it was consolidated in order to justify western and white domination of the rest of the world and it flourishes today as a means of dividing the working class between white and Muslim or black, and native and immigrants or asylum seekers. The first clear evidence of racism occurred at the end of the 16th century with the start of the slave trade from Africa to Britain and to America.
DO YOU KNOW SOME EXAMPLES OF RACISM?School Finance: Millions of AfricanAmerican and Latino young people in theWealth Created During Slavery: FromUnited States1863 slave labor by Africanthe 1600’s to don’t get an educationequal to that of most whites, partlyamountAmericans created a tremendousbecause thethe United States. This toof wealth in urban schools they godon’t have as much money aspeople.wealth was all taken by white the schoolsin the white suburbs. This the wealth thatWhen slavery was ended, is because thecountry has decided that muchwas notthe former slaves had created of themoney for schools should come from localshared with them. The effects of thisproperty taxes. because whites have beencontinue today So in communities wherethe houses and businesses aregenerationable to pass wealth down from lessexpensive, the schools don’t get enoughto generation through inheritance. Inmoney todiscrimination in jobs hasaddition, provide a high qualityeducation.to limitis unfair. to wealth forcontinued This access This isinstitutional racism. If So white people asmany people of color. we financedschools differently every student,a whole are still wealthier today thanregardless of his or her "race", wealthgo topeople of color because of the coulda high quality school laborwas the equal ofwhites took from the that of slaves.the schools other students attend.
MICHAEL JACKSON "They Dont Care About Us"
MICHAEL JACKSON "They Dont Care About Us" Tell me what has become of my lifeI have a wife and two head Skin head, me, hate me who love me Beat dead children I am the can never breakbrutality, now Everybody gone bad me You victim of police Situation, aggravation Im tired ofme, thrill me Will bein the victim of hate Everybody allegation me pride Youre rapin mekill my You can never off In the suite, me, Gods sake Jew on the news Oh, for sue me I look toEverybody food its prophecy... Everybody dog do me heaven to fulfill Bang bang,Set kikefree Kick me, me me shot dead Everybodys gone mad me Dont you black or white Skin head, dead head All IAll I wanna say is that wanna say is gone bad Everybody thatThey dont really care speculation They dont really care about us Trepidation, about us All IAll Everybody allegation wanna saysay is that I wanna is thatThey dont really care on the us us They dont really care about In the suite, about news Everybody dog food Black male, black mail Throw your brother in jail
MICHAEL JACKSON "They Dont Care About Us" All I wanna say is that They dont really care about us All I wanna say is that They dont really care about us Tell me what has become of my rights Am I invisible because you ignore me?Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now Im tired of bein the victim of shameTheyre throwing me in a class with a bad nameI cant believe this is the land from which I came You know I really do hate to say it The government dont wanna see But if Roosevelt was livin He wouldnt let this be, no, no
MICHAEL JACKSON "They Dont Care About Us" Skin head, dead head Everybody gone bad Situation, speculation Everybody litigation Beat me, bash me You can never trash me Hit me, kick me You can never get me All I wanna say is that They dont really care about us All I wanna say is that They dont really care about usSome things in life they just dont wanna see But if Martin Luther was livin He wouldnt let this be, no, no
MICHAEL JACKSON Skin head, dead head "They Dont Care About Us" Everybody gone bad Situation, segregation Everybody allegation In the suite, on the news Everybody dog food Kick me, strike me Dont you wrong or right me All I wanna say is thatThey dont really care about us All I wanna say is thatThey dont really care about us All I wanna say is thatThey dont really care about us All I wanna say is that They dont really care about All I wanna say is that they dont really care about All I wanna say is thatThey dont really care about us
VOCABULARYTO SUE - a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)TO FULFILL -The policy or practice of separating people o different races, classes, or ethnic groups, as i schools, housing, especially as a form of discrimination. sueSPECULATION - institute legal proceedings against; file a suit againstALLEGATION - To bring to an end; completePROCLAMATION - Reasoning based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or supposition.SEGREGATION - a formal public statement
HOMEWORK• Find conclusive information about FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT and MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Write an argumentative essay starting from the following quote:“ Racism is mans gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of r ” Abraham J. Heschel