The essence of this essay reveals the definition of human rights and the politics of its victimhood incorporating those that made a difference. Human Rights can be seen as having natural rights, a fixed basis in reality confirming its importance with a variety of roles; the role illuminated will be racial discrimination against African Americans.
The Preamble suggests its determination to affirm human rights, rights for both men and women without the discrepancy of race. Sadly most people don’t know their rights, but do agree it’s based on respecting the individual, and as a human being we are entitled to it; who’s deserving and who’s not is not a determining factor, however being alive is. According to Cranston (1973) “The language of rights has a moral resonance that makes it hard to avoid in contemporary political discourse”. The very nature of human rights and its reputation has aroused such deep dialog that is now triggers both private and public debate.
Human rights and the lack there of can be introduced through the lens of racism. To further your understanding on the definition of racism is most necessary to bring its meaning into view.
Bryan’s (2012) study found the following:
the term ‘race’ became popularized during the 19th century as part of the
broader pseudo-scientific project of biological racism which divided human
beings according to physical differences or ‘phenotype’, such as skin colour
and biological ancestry, to develop the theory of supposedly distinct superior
and inferior human ‘races (, p. 599-629)
In other words one’s characteristics inclusive of skin color, facial structure and hair texture appears to regularly inspire acts of being degraded. Moreover African Americans have the impossible task of making attempts to extract and avoid racial discrimination as this is their fate. Racial discrimination takes on various forms which encompass direct, indirect, color or nationality, ethnicity and more.
Democracy is something society holds dear moving various personalities from the past to sacrifice and fight. For example, Philip Randolph who brought valuable ideas about racial equality and democracy, an activist that provided much of the organizational power behind the struggle for African American equality. He had an urgent obligation to freedom and human rights for all oppressed people in addition to spearheading a number of labor and political organizations to draw African American workers into the labor movement ranks; this was accomplished with little encouragement from the racist trade unions of that era (Hill, 2002).
We are taught from a symbolic interactionist perspective racial socialization often give way to a sense of solidarity, a union with one’s ethnic group which can tribute to the hostility demonstrated towards another group. Another familiar term ethnocentrism, a place of superiority which contains the notion one’s ethnic group is superior while the other is inferior which proves the further we...