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Racism is real: Black sounding names are 50% less likely to be called back for interviews in US

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By Prateek Kumar

The categorization of a man and his race is really absurd, as it has nothing to do with genetic characteristics. The model of racism was conceived by a few divergent capitalists who describe themselves as superior and the real inhabitants of the land. Race determines a social and primary method that shows how people perceive ideas from different facets.

A study, in reference to a three minute video named ‘Racism is real’ by Brave new films, has truly justified the disguised form of racism within American boundaries. Tracing the U.S history, the meaning of race or a label “white” has been changed with the passage of time, and now Americans perceive a different meaning of racism.

Race is something that defines a person’s stature and level of efficacy in the society. It is something which you are not born with but something that is forcefully implied upon the dominated section of the society.

Holding an agenda to make a neutral society, the video tends us to rethink about the social and political norms prevailing in the society. The video extensively reveals the white monopoly that is being followed by the Americans to satisfy their racist attributes.

Yale University, the American Civil Liberties Union and the New England Journal of Medicine came up with the following eight reasons or levels of distinction, depicted in the video, that are still faced by the black community.

Does name really matter?

The study not only elongates the fact that those having black sounding names are less preferred by the white employers, but has also revealed that more than ten thousand job application forms were rejected in the year 2013 on the basis of the names they carry. Black sounding names are 50% less likely to be called back for interviews, leading the dejected black people to encroach into different crimes.

Burden them with higher prices

The other classification made by the researchers is developed on the basis of purchases made buy the black people.

Black people are illegally charged more on any purchase they do, as most of the American sellers don’t want them to occupy the luxurious objects like cars, cell phones, etc., so that ‘the Blacks’ can’t reach out to ‘the White’s’ level.

Are terrible drivers?

Black drivers are insignificantly more popular among the American security agencies and are prime suspects for any illegal outrage. Therefore, without any reason, black drivers are twice as likely to get pulled over.

Unable to find a favorable neighborhood

There are very less varieties of houses for the blacks, as Whites don’t consider them to be ‘the ideal neighbors.’ Hence, black homebuyers are shown 17.7% fewer available houses for sale. Comparatively, whites have more options and that too at a lower cost.

Identified as drug dealers

Blacks are considered as the bloodsucker of the society. It is claimed that they are the one promoting marijuana in America. However, the study contradicts all the irrational claims. It also pronounces that the consumption of marijuana is equal among blacks and whites, but black people are 3.7 times more likely to be arrested for it.

Are suspected as criminals

The ratio of police detention between blacks and white is 6:1. They are always being judged on the basis of their color, as black color is eventually used for a negative connotation. They are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of white people.

Are considered as leftovers by the doctors

Doctors are looked upon as the saviors. However, living in a racially inflicted society, they abandon the black community. Doctors never inform black patients about any disorder their body has. It is found that blacks were less likely to be referred for cardiac catheterization than whites.

Are also neglected by the government authorities

The government developmental bodies are also held responsible for this domination as their response on any query asked by a black is not frequently answered. However, due to a black President leading the country, such discrimination is moving at a slower pace.

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Racism is a part of human psyche that is engraved in our minds since the time of inception. Some consider it right whereas some take it as a forbidden offence.

The video and the related studies have proved that not only the US but the entire world considers race as a mark of identification.

In a nutshell, we can say that the video has not only exposed the inverted and outrageous minds of the western people, but also enabled us to rethink about this crude form of distinction. But still, tagging an entire group of people as racist is ridiculous, to say the least.

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Diplomatic Moves Do Not Work against Terrorists

President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo realised it once again how the diplomatic moves did not work against terrorists

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Taliban has been exposed as an incorrigible set of Islamic extremists wedded to jihad to achieve their objective and so has been the collusive role of Pakistan in sheltering a whole lot of Taliban leaders. Pixabay

The year long efforts of Zalmay Khalilzad – US representative holding talks with Taliban to hammer out some sort of ‘Peace Accord’ between the two – primarily to facilitate withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan – have come apart with President Donald Trump rejecting the diplomatic exercise following a fresh terror attack by the Taliban in Kabul.

Khalizad has been recalled to the US and there is a new situation now in Afghanistan as that country’s General Election draws close. Taliban has been exposed as an incorrigible set of Islamic extremists wedded to jihad to achieve their objective and so has been the collusive role of Pakistan in sheltering a whole lot of Taliban leaders of Afghanistan on its soil- as given out now by Taliban leadership itself.

President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo realised it once again how the diplomatic moves did not work against terrorists and gave up on Zalmay’s initiatives- they were even considering a continued strong military presence in Afghanistan. The US President was never too trusting of the Islamic militants wherever they were and the abandoning of the negotiation with Taliban would hopefully lead to a re-evaluation by him of Pakistan as the hub of Islamic terror groups.

Mohammad Suhall Shaheen spokesman of Taliban came on TV in Kabul to say a few things- in response to Donald Trump’s decision -that established how nothing had changed to the advantage of the US in the face of the creed of faith- based violence Taliban was committed to.

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The year long efforts of Zalmay Khalilzad – US representative holding talks with Taliban to hammer out some sort of ‘Peace Accord’ between the two – primarily to facilitate withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. Pixabay

He confirmed the widely known fact that Taliban derived sustenance from Pakistan for pursuing ‘Islamic interests’. Shaheen’s statement demonstrated how Islamic radicals can never be expected to leave the path of violence and how Zalmay might have allowed himself to be duped by the Taliban – Pakistan combine on the questions of ‘ceasefire’ and Peace Agreement- this axis was all the time working for restoration of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan relegating the democratic rule of Ashraf Ghani to the background.

It was a strategic error on the part of the US interlocutor to hold talks with Taliban totally at the back of the present democratic regime in Afghanistan. Diplomacy can never succeed if it handles only the peripherals without tackling the main problem. In the absence of a ‘ceasefire’ US troops had rightly kept up their counter-terror operations and the Taliban revealed its true colour as a violent Islamic force by carrying out a suicide attack on a US army truck at Kabul killing an American soldier.

Apparently this happened when Zalmay had already submitted the draft ‘peace pact’ to the US President without sorting out the vital issue of ‘ceasefire’. The Taliban spokesman justified the retaliatory act at Kabul showing how the Taliban was totally recalcitrant about not accepting the cessation of its violent methods as a precondition for peace accord.

These developments in Afghanistan underscore the need for the democratic world to wake up to the continuing threat of Islamic terror emanating out of the Muslim world. Zalmay’s mission is a telling example of how diplomacy runs into limitations when dealing with advocates of violence blinded by fanaticism.

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The world must call for an express denunciation of Jehad as an instrument of pursuit of political objectives in today’s world, by individual Islamic countries and by the Organisation of Islamic Conference chaired by Saudi Arabia itself. It goes to the credit of Trump’s presidency that the artificial distinction- promoted earlier by narrow political interests — between ‘ good terrorists’ and ‘bad terrorists’ had been abolished and to the great relief of India , Pakistan was called out by the US upfront for providing safe haven to Islamic militants across the spectrum — from Al Qaeda to Lashkar-e-Taiba.

India, the US, Russia and European countries that see the menace of this new terror must work together in Afghanistan to install a democratic regime there. The world must take the ‘war on terror’ to its logical conclusion. It is becoming difficult to get any voice from the Muslim world that upholds a Democratic Republic as the obvious preference over an Islamic State.

The inherent political asymmetry between a democratic India — that houses more Muslims than their number is in Pakistan — and the Islamic state of Pakistan is a fundamental roadblock between the two countries and the situation is becoming worse with Pakistan projecting Kashmir as a Muslim issue and openly calling for jihad there to bolster its sinister game plan against India. The case of Afghanistan shows how diplomatic instruments will not succeed against those who had taken to terrorist violence to get their way on political issues.

India must firmly stick to the policy of ‘terror and talks do not go together’ and use its diplomatic prowess to convince the democratic nations- and this is not difficult- that the challenge for India in Kashmir was to protect the Kashmiris from the onslaught of hardened Pak terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba infiltrated from across the LoC who were destroying the cultural values of Kashmiriyat and browbeating the law abiding Kashmiris into submission to the oppressive Salafism.

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Khalizad has been recalled to the US and there is a new situation now in Afghanistan as that country’s General Election draws close. Pixabay

As the terrorists are beaten back the people in the valley would be willing to come out in freedom and markets would start opening up -overcoming the sense of fear of the militants. The world should know that during this short period of prohibitory orders in Kashmir there have been no casualties.

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The Centre has taken the direct responsibility for providing development and security to the people of Jammu and Kashmir that they were kept from- because of the Pakistan sponsored cross border terrorism. India is committed to restoring the statehood of J&K in course of time. Kashmir is all about people falling victim to terror and not a case of denial of Human Rights. Pakistan’s failed attempt to muster any strength in UNHRC vindicates India’s transparent stand on Kashmir. (IANS)