5 Page Paper, Life Story: Oppression and Democracy

5 Page Paper, Life Story: Oppression and Democracy



We began the class with a study of the importance of personal and public narrative– what Marshall Ganz calls a “Story of Self,” a “Story of Us,” and a “Story of Now.” Over the last several weeks of this class we have also discussed the concepts of oppression and internalized oppression and noted the negative effects they have had on the promise of American democracy. We have defined oppression as “the systematic, institutionalized and socially condoned mistreatment of a group in society by another group or by people acting as agents for society as a whole.” Make sure you are very familiar with the “Oppression and Democracy” article.



 Politics essay  Oppression and Democracy description 4 pages, Double Spacing




I need to have three quotes citing from these websites, any three of it.


  1. “Beyond Eco-Apartheid,” Van Jones, Common Ground (April 2007)
  2. “A Working Definition of Racism,” Ricky Sherover-Marcuse“Is Racial Justice Possible in America? We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans,” David Dante Troutt, The Nation magazine (Dec 29, 2014)
  3. “Vital Signs: Race” Nicky Gonzalez Yuen“The Black-White Wealth Gap,” Dalton Conley
  4. “Nine Charts about Wealth Inequality in America,” By Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline Ratcliffe and Eugene Steuerle,” Nonprofit Quarterly (March 27, 2015). (Click on the link for the Urban Institute’s interactive website too!)“Update on Mortgage Lending Discrimination; After a disastrous detour, we’re back where we started,” Jim Campen, Dollars & Sense December 2010)“The New Jim Crow,” Michelle Alexander, The American Prospect (December 2010)“The Ten Most Startling Facts About People of Color and Criminal Justice in the United States,” Sophia Kerby, Center for American Progress (March 13, 2012)“It Pays to Be White: Assessing how White people benefit from race-based economic inequality,” Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Dollars and Sense Magazine (May/June 2016)“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” Peggy McIntosh “Exploring the Depths of White Racist Socialization,” Tim Wise
  5. “Internalized Oppression and the Culture of Silence,” Keith Osajima
  6. “Internalized Racism,” Suzanne Lipsky
  7. “Lin’s Full-Court Press Against Stereotypes,” Ky-Phong Tran, SF Chronical (Feb 19, 2012)“The Con-fusion Ethic,” Tim Wise
  8. “Who to Blame?” Barry Deutsch, Ampersand – Political Cartoons (June 18, 2010)
  9. “An Immigrant’s ‘American Dream,'” anonymous, Political Science 1 Midterm Paper (winter 2010)
  10. “Institutional Racism Ignored; More feelings than facts in coverage of inequality,” Janine Jackson, Extra! (October 2009)
  11. “If Black Lives Mattered…: Valuing all lives equally would transform how we respond to the climate crisis,” Naomi Klein, The Nation (January 5, 2015) Luba Presnetsova, “The Hidden Wound Revisted,” Click here for text only



You may want to know what i did for my civic engagement as a volunteer. I helped a candidate to spread a word for her for her election, specifically i went to knock the doors and give people flyers, then tell them to vote for the candidate.

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Racial profiling is one of the leading social problems affecting ethnic minorities in the United States that has resulted in the unpleasant experiences for people of color including blacks, Hispanics, Middle Easterners in their interactions with others and institutions. While the country has made tremendous progress in every aspects of its development, racial profiling is a form of oppression that remains unresolved and a source of extrajudicial killings and social tensions……………….

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