Chapter 5 - Ethnicity
Ethnic Racism: A powerful collection of racist policies that lead to inequity between racialized ethnic groups and are substantiated by racist ideas about racialized ethnic groups.
Ethnic Antiracism: A powerful collection of antiracist policies that lead to equity between racialized ethnic groups and are substantiated by antiracist ideas about racialized ethnic groups.
"Origins of ethnic racism can be found in the slave trade's supply-and-demand market for human products." pg. 58 - Kendi
90s immigrants of color population grew because of the combined effects of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the Refugee Act of 1980, and the Immigration Act of 1990.
- encouraged family reunification, immigration from conflict areas and a diversity visa program that spiked immigration from countries outside Europe
- designed to undo a previous generation of laws that limited non-White immigration
- 1882 Chinese Restriction Act
- 1917 "Asiatic Barred Zone"
- 1921 Emergency Quota Act
- 1924 Immigration Act
When Calvin Coolidge signed the 1924 law, "America must be kept American." - pg. 61
To be antiracist is to view national and transnational ethnic groups as equal in all their differences.
"With ethnic racism, no one wins, except the racist power at the top." pg. 67
As a student of history, what history do I know and understand? As I continue to read, I find that what I know is white history. And not working class white, but upper class white history that leaves out the movements, the laws/policies, the ideas that reveal where the real power lies. Because of this I grew up thinking that the government was doing what was best. I grew up not questioning the systems that I was receiving the benefits of my privilege from. So much of what I benefit from was designed to keep others in a hierarchy that I was unknowingly benefiting from. No longer.
Mr. Dylan Wince