RACE Created by Kassie, Jordan, Anna, Karina, and Shane RACES The U.S. Census Bureau collects racial data based on the guidelines provided by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OBM). The five racial categories include White, Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. More than one race can be chosen by a person to indicate their racial mixture. People who identify themselves as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may choose to be any of the five races. A U.S. census takes palace every 10 years and the last one occurred in 2010. RACES RACISM Racism can be defined as a racial prejudice or discrimination; or a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. Racism has influenced wars, slavery, the formation of nations, and legal codes. The most famous example of racism in U.S. history is slavery. After the Civil War and with the 13 th Amendment slavery was abolished. African Americans eventually gained equal rights with the 14 Amendment and after the Civil Right Movement. African Americans were also given the right to vote with the 15th Amendment. RACISM FIGHTING RACISM RACIAL PROFILING Can be defined as a form of discrimination by which law enforcement uses a person’s race or cultural background as the primary reason to suspect that the individual has broken the law. The term “driving while black” arose from the practice, as African American drivers frequently complain that police officers pull them over for no reason other than their race and the stereotype linked to it. African American men are frequently accused of robbery while white men are more often accused of being serial killers. Airport officials are known to stop more Middle Eastern looking people because they fit the stereotype of “looking like terrorists”. RACIAL PROFILING INTERRACIAL/MIXED MARRIAGES Some states tried to ban interracial marriages in the 50s and 60s, such as Virginia, and as a result the Supreme Court ruled, in 1967, that interracial marriages were no longer illegal in any state. There has been less open discrimination as the number of mixed marriages has increased. 1 in 12 marriages are interracial. In 2010 15% of new marriages were interracial. 8.4% of all U.S. marriages are racially mixed. INTERRACIAL/MIXED MARRIAGES DISNEY MOVIES Disney princess movies were once thought of a racist because all of the princesses had been white, blonde and blue-eyed, with the exception of Snow White. With the continuation of Disney princess movies the races of princesses has evolved including princesses such as Mulan, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Tatiana. WORKS CITED http://www.census.gov/population/race/ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism http://racerelations.about.com/od/thelegalsystem/g/racialprofiling.htm THE BLIND SIDE ENJOY THE MOVIE!!!