Social Change and Ethnic Inequality

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SocialChange and Ethnic Inequality

SenariaBridges

Dr.Hedy Dexter

Socialchange is the gradual or sudden change of the human environment inrelation to areas that touch on their day to day cohabitation intheir living space (Pearlman, (2012). These changes often involvesvital areas such as changes of the economy, environment, religion,culture and society (Pearlman, 2012). Ethnic inequality relates tothe degree of contrast in the living conditions of human beings andthe origin of their race and colour of the skin (Meline,2016). Consequently, these changes in the society always ignite aseries of battles between the oppressor and the oppressed (Pearlman,2012). Hereby, the minor ethnic community tries to air out theirgrievances to the superior ethnic groups in bid to fight for theirequal share of the limited resources (Meline,2016). For an effective conveyance of their struggles in the end, theminority groups opt to the formation of a socialist movement thatrepresents their unheard woes and cries.

BlackPanther Party

TheBlack Panther Party, an example of such a group, was formed in theUnited States in 1966 by the minority Black Americans (Nelson,(2012).This was a movement created by young Black Americans torepresent all the minor groups in America (Meline,2016). After the end of the World War 2, the black community faced aharsh sweeping that included forceful migrations and exiles fromtheir initial living spaces. During that period there was a lot ofblack race oppression and they did not have basic human rights asindicated (Meline,2016). Large masses of innocent citizens from the minority wereoppressed and imprisoned unfairly and therefore, the Black Pantherparty was formed to fight this oppression (Pearlman, 2012). Thismovement led by the founders, Bobby Suale and Huey Newton, resultedto using violence as a means of having their grievances attended tosoonest possible (Meline,2016). According to the author, a former member also known as BigMan, their cardinal aim was to break the ethnic inequality byadvocating for equality in education systems, an end to black peopleoppression, proper housing and equal employment opportunities.

Inorder to survive, this movement worked in a well displayed level ofpsychological display of aggression and humiliation whereby the whitesupremacy mind set was a norm (Nelson, 2012). Infringement of theirrights, police brutality and murders made the minority group to uniteand fight a major ethnic society that was making it impossible forthem to survive in the limited space (Nelson, 2012). Although themovement existed for a short period of time due to aggravatedviolence and deaths of the major and minor communities, it played avery vital role in displaying the effects of social changes upon theminor communities that were divided based on the colour of theirskin. In addition to their small number of members, inferior arms andlimited liberty, the movement faced many challenges along its waythat led to its downfall. The vital factors included high povertylevels, high levels of illiteracy, poor awareness strategy,insufficient resources and low living standards (Nelson, 2012).Having all these setbacks at hand, I do believe that the movementwould have had better results if they had used less force than theydid (Nelson, 2012). Had they decided to continue with Martin LutherKing’s diplomacy and peaceful demonstrations, their voices wouldhave been more effective and they would have yielded more results.The Black Panther Movement lost a lot of lives fighting thewell-equipped, more organized and tactical government.

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&nbspLisePearlman (2012)&nbspTheSky`s the Limit: People v. Newton, The REAL trial of

the20th Century? RegentPress

AlondraNelson, (2012). Body and Soul. The Black Panther Party and the FightAgainst

MedicalDiscrimination

GabeMeline,(2016). OriginalBlack Panther Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard broadcasts jazz

liberation.San fransisco bay view national newspaper.

Social Change and Ethnic Inequality

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SocialChange and Ethnic Inequality

SenariaBridges

Dr.Hedy Dexter

SocialChange and Ethnic Inequality

Socialchange is the gradual or sudden change of the human environment inrelation to areas that touch on their day to day cohabitation intheir living space (Jennings,2001). (Explainedthese changes or used different wording) such areas may be attributedto changes of the economy, environment, religion, culture and society(Jennings,2001).On the other hand, ethnic inequality relates to the degree ofcontrast in the living conditions of human beings in relation to theorigin of their race and colour of the skin (Jennings,2001). Further,these changes in the society always ignite a series of battlesbetween the oppressor and the oppressed (Jennings,2001). Hereby,the minor ethnic community tries to air out their grievances to thesuperior ethnic groups in bid to fight for their equal share of thelimited resources (Jennings,2001).Accordingly, for an effective conveyance of their struggles, theminority groups opt to the formation of a socialist movement thatrepresents their unheard woes and cries.

Theminor Black Americans formed a social change movement in the year1966. (Jennings,2001).The Black Panther Party was a movement created by young BlackAmericans to represent all the minor groups in America (Jennings,2001).Incidentally, this movement was also as a result of evidence basedresearch (Jennings,2001).The period of the 1960s saw a lot of black race oppression and theydid not have basic human rights. (Jennings, 2001). African Americanswere imprisoned unfairly and therefore, the Black Panther party wasformed to fight this oppression (Jennings,2001).

BlackAmericans resorted to using violence as a means of having theirgrievances attended to soonest possible (Jennings,2001).The cardinal aim was to break the ethnic inequality by advocating forequality in education systems, an end to black people oppression,proper housing and equal employment opportunities (Jennings,2001). Consequently,this movement worked in a well displayed level of psychologicaldisplay of aggression and humiliation whereby the white supremacymind set was a norm(Jennings, 2001).The oppressions such as humiliation made the minority group to uniteand fight a major ethnic society that was making it impossible forthem to survive in the limited space (Jennings,2001). Although,the movement existed for a short period of time due to aggravatedviolence and deaths of the major and minor communities, it played avery vital role in displaying the effects of social changes. Theunequal treatment of blacks led to high poverty levels, high levelsof illiteracy, poor awareness strategy, insufficient resources andlow living standards. The movement would have had better results ifblack Americans had used less force than they did (Jennings,2001).Theylost a lot of lives fighting for equal treatment from the government,which would have been better if they used little force.

Reference

ReginaJennings, (2001) &quotAfricana Womanism in the Black Panthers Party:a Personal

Story&quot,&nbspTheWestern Journal of Black Study&nbsp25/3.