Monday, March 12, 2007
In class we debated shortly the difference between discrimination against women and racism against ethnic minority groups. I said that these two discriminations are very similar. To clarify my point, in the sense of civil rights in America, women and blacks have followed a similar path, in which they both have worked for years for their freedoms, suffrage, respect, and to strive to bring a more equal meaning to the phrase "all men are created equal." Although in different forms, we see racism and sexism still today, in the workplace (the glass ceiling), in our media, etc. In that way, I believe the two issues are one in the same.