the whiter the better

the whiter the better
I read in the autobiography of Malcolm X a thesis that was tought to black people and that is that the whiter a human, the better a person.
Malcolm conjectures that black people consider mulatoes better subconsciously because of that. this kind of stereotyping rule has ramifications even today. it may not be manifested in everyday life but take for example positive discrimination. I think that in order to show that certain companis do not discriminate, they hire a prototype of a minority which they are accused of discriminating. similar event happened to me while I was driving and was not obeyed by a driver next to me. I saw that there was a group of gypsies and I reasoned that that was the reason why they did not let me go in front of them because a white (the whiter the better) driver would yield. here I realized that subconsciously I also live according to stereotypes. similarly with women. There are many survey that women in fact are not worse drivers than men but they are told that they are and that is paradoxically the reason the drive probably with no such certainty as men. women do take these reproaches that are not based on any racional argument seriously. when I see a woman driving who makes a mistake I subconsciously vindicate her behavior on the basis of her sex. when a man does a mistake I subconsciously say to myself that he has a bad day or something irrelevant like. I think that these patters that we live by are very deeply rooted and must be actively and seriously analyzed and decomposed so that we are capable of seeing not so blurilly but clearly based not on stereotypes but on personal traits and qualities.


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Are women minority?

Woman are not very likely worse drivers than man – at least not inherently. They have been told they are and that is very likely the reason why they might actually be worse drivers. This statement shows the fact, that what we receive, what we are told is much more imporant than what is given genetically, inherently. This parallel can also be applied when dealing with the issue of race – although there is a biological difference between “races” eg. color of skin, physiological constitution (black people are predominantly physically larger and stronger than white– seen for example among bodybuilding champions). What is given is not as important as what we receive via education and societal relationships. Seeing woman as weaker is man´s viewing of the world – strenght for men is very imporant and thus men apply it also to woman. If the world was ruled by woman, empathy and sensitivity would be seen as a merit, and physical strenght would not be seen as any great advantage. Some women want to look strong, because strength is valuable in men´s world, if it was women´s world, empathy would be seen as valuable. Such striving weakens real women´s perception of what is important – showing that not empathy, but to look like men want women to look. This also corresponds very much with the objectification of women as men´s gadget. Woman beauty today is very much adored, but I am afraid that even women conform to this notion of being beautiful, but not in their own way, but in the way man like it – to be attractive for man, consequently as a tool for men´s pleasure. Some women tend to forget their beauty and rather look as men want them to look, because in today´s world man´s word is much more powerful, thus these women lose their real inner sense of what is good for them and rather conform to the mainstream viewing of women beauty.

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