Masking America

Even though it might take some time and effort, I think change is always possible. I know where you’re coming from. The documentary series 1619 Project, in particular episode 5, emphasizes the lasting effects of slavery and racism in America and how they still have an impact on society today. In order to build a more just and equitable society for all, it is crucial to recognize this history.

While it’s true that individuals may have been raised with certain beliefs and narratives, it’s important to recognize that these narratives are not static or immutable. Throughout their lives, people’s perspectives and beliefs can and do change, especially in response to new information and experiences.

It is obvious that there are policies in place that restrict Black and Latino people’s opportunities. I understand how crucial it is to act to address these inequalities as a concerned citizen. Although I believe some of the groups in my community could be more active and effective, I am hesitant to join them.What

The Real Root Of The Problem

Episode 5 of the 1619 Project documentary series revealed that some members of marginalized communities choose not to seek medical attention because they harbor a deep-seated mistrust of medical professionals. This mistrust is frequently the result of personal and communal experiences where tales of abuse and neglect on the part of medical personnel have been passed down from generation to generation. As a result, many people are reluctant to see doctors or get checkups because they worry about being mistreated, ignored, or not getting proper care.

Fear has long-lasting effects that cut across generations and can make bad situations worse. On the other hand, fairness can inspire people to take actions they never imagined were possible. It is a deeply ingrained value that is passed down from one generation to the next and that influences both the behavior of individuals and communities.

 Fear of “Otherness” in Society

The issues of racism and the difficulties black people in America face are discussed. The episode unmistakably demonstrated how pervasive and sneaky racism is in American society, even though specific phrases may not immediately spring to mind.

It is argued that people must be willing to actively work toward progress rather than simply fearing the consequences of inaction in order to move towards a more just and equitable society. Unfortunately, the fear of difference and “otherness” has been instilled in many from a young age, leading to a culture of mistrust and division.

Realizing that racism still exists in sneaky and covert ways despite the advances made in the fight against it is depressing. It was discussed in The 1619 Project documentary series episode 5 that racism has evolved from being overt and obvious to being more subtle and individualized, depending on a person’s background and connections. In the present day, racists no longer openly display their prejudices, instead, they conceal them behind closed doors and behind seemingly innocuous comments or actions.

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March 22, 2023 7:18 pm

That picture is so fire. You said that “As a result, many people are reluctant to see doctors or get checkups because they worry about being mistreated, ignored, or not getting proper care.“. I agree with this and I don’t trust doctors or law enforcement like I should.

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