Racism still exists in America by people judging people for their religion. Some examples of these would be Muslim, Hinduism, and many other religions. Another way that racism exists is that people's race often gets tore down. For example if a police officer shoots a black kid it gets broadcasted all over the media, however, if an officer shoots a white kid it doesn't get broadcasted as much. The way Othello is treated can relate to when Rosa Park tried to fight for her seat on the bus. Othello is trying to fight for his marriage to Desdemona just the same.
Yes, there is racism with the media. Some police officers are just racist but most are good people.
I really like you're example there's it's a super good correlation.
Racism still definitely exists in or country. Especially with the recent election and in the past couple years, racism has escalated. I think that the shootings, black lives matter, and other movements have made people more racist. Othello is treated as an inferior. He is respected by some but still treated as less then the other white men. I think that even when people don't mean to, sometimes they stereotype colored skin people or think of them as less then they are.
I agree. People do create black people as stereotypes.
Yeah, saying "black" and "white" all the time is putting us in separate groups. That is not going to help make us equal.
I like your reasons, they bring up many good points. There seems to have been a rise in racism that came with the election.
I agree, people can stereotype without even knowing they are.
Racism is still in our country in less large ways I think. We don't have black water fountains or schools. We have racism in smaller ways like some discrimination with some police officers and racist slurs. That happens with Othello because he is called a Moore which isn't a great name to call someone.
I agree that racism is less prevalent, but still occurs in small ways like jokes.
I definitely agree that racism is less than it used to be.
Great point on some of racism has decreased like with the separate water fountains not existing anymore.
People still think that only white people can be intelligent, or that only black people can jump. It relates to Othello because it show that people are always going to think they are better than others.
Stereotypes are a big part of racism.
I like how you brought up the "black people can jump" stereotype. That is a super common one, especially in the sports world. Even in high school, we tend to think that only black people cant jump high or even sometimes run extremely fast.
I agree and people need to open up there minds to more.
I agree about the whole stereotype thing. That is mostly what racist jokes are based off of.
I think racism still exists especially with Muslims. I think they get criticized a lot because of isis and all of the terrorist attacks. I think a relationship would be when it was bad if a white person married a black person but they didn't mind if black people did there chores for them. With Othello Desdemona's father doesn't want her to get married to him but he's okay with Othello doing chores for him.
Great example! Muslims are definitely criticized a lot more now than they used to be.
Many black people are still treated like trash by some white people. But some white people are treated like trash by some black people. It's not nearly as bad as it was in the US, but people still get treated badly just because they are a different color. People think Othello shouldn't be with Desdemona because he is black. That's not treating him very fairly.
I like how you pointed out that racism can go both ways.
Nice job acknowledging both sides of the issue.
I like how you brought up the fact that white people get discriminated against by black people too.
Some ways that racism still exists in America are the KKK still being around and the #blacklivesmatter movement. What the # should be is #blacklivesmatttertoo. One way that Othello can relate to actions that have happened in this country is that because the color of his skin, it was assumed that he drugged/used magic against Desdemona and it's like the racial profiling in our world today.
I agree about the hashtags. I think that some of the controversy about them just comes from confusion. People aren't sure exactly what different movements are standing for and so they tend to either be very for, or very against them. Even if they aren't entirely sure what the are talking about.
I like how you mention that the hash tag shouldn't just be black lives matter it should be black lives matter too.
Racism still exists in America. For example judging a whole race based on only a few of the members, or by their religion. It seems that the news and papers focus on broadcasting other races and what bad things have happened to them, and not as much as say if a white person got shot. It's noticable. Maybe if they showed a Muslim person eating a fish taco and not doing any harm, then people could calm down a bit. Othello is treated as an unequal. He is talked down too and put aside, but he keeps fighting for his beliefs and his marriage.
Yeah, just because many teenagers never do their school work, it doesn't mean that we are all lazy and dumb.
I agree with you that focus the bad things that happen to them then what they have done good in the world
I like how you pointed out that just because people are from religions that don't have the best people, it doesn't mean that everybody from that religion is a bad person
Racism I feel like is still pretty prominent in our society as much as we don't want it to be. It relates to Othello because he is judged harshly due to his color.
Yeah, you'd think that we would be over racism by now but somehow we aren't.
I think that racism occurs a lot on social media today and we associate African Americans with doing certain activities. Othello is treated with a certain level of respect but can't have full respect because he's black.
I agree with you that racism is a lot on social media
You're right, I never thought about social media. It's true that Othello gets some respect, but not treated as an equal.
I agree just because he's black he doesn't get what he deserves. RESPECT. ✊️
I agree on the part of it being a big thing on social media. It really is.
I think the racism still occurs because people want to feel like they are better than someone else and that they could have power over someone else's life. Ways that Othello is treated in the events are Othello is black and Brabantio does think that Othello is good enough for his daughter and that she has betrayed him
I agree, Othello is treated in a lesser way by her father just because of the way he is
I agree with your post, I made the same points in my post also. People like to have dominance over others.
I agree that Othello is treated in a lesser way because her father doesn't see him the same way as he would if somebody was white
I think racism still exists because people like to have dominance over others. It makes them feel superior and better about themselves. One way there is discrimance against black people in America is with employment. It's very possible that a white person would be chosen over a black person because of the color of their skin. Brabantio "liked" othello until he stole away his daughter. So Brabantio said he liked a black person before he became his soninlaw. Idiago was also very racist.
I agree that Brabantio's racism came from the fact that he didn't want his daughter to marry someone who is black.
We still have racism in our country today but it's just in lesser way, we don't take it to extremes like separate bathrooms now. We still have some racists saying or we pin point people and discriminate them, a lot of times they're police officers. Othello is treated with respect by some but us treated less and is discriminated by others.
Racism definitely still exists in our country. Employment is one way it still exists because somebody who is white has a greater chance at getting the job than somebody who is black and then there are muslims who are discriminated because of the terrorist attacks. Some people respect Othello but he still isn't treated as an equal.
Racism still exists in are country because a lot of people think they are better than the other or more important. There's a lot of stereotypical jokes and things that people say in movies and on TV. Othello is respected but he is also separate. Like they all give him the nickname of the Moor.
I agree that a lot of television still uses racism. And I think it is to draw in some viewers to the show.
I know racism still is a big factor in today's society. And I think one big factor is the whole ideal of how we think the U.S. is better than everyone else. Othello being a moor is seems to cause him a little trouble from time to time. Like the instance he was marrying Desdemona. He still has high honor though he is always called the moor.
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