It is a timely need to combat racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia. It is high time to take stock of the situation facing individuals of African American descent in the United States. It is crucial to discuss preventive measures and the implications of racism. It has been known that the legacy of colonialism, the slave trade, and trending slavery continue to impede African American descendant’s access to societal inclusion. Therefore, it is desired to construct a framework that helps advance racial rights while focusing on visibility, justice, and measures to combat poverty.
The culturally sensitive suggestions set forth the people of African American descent while offering real and practical mechanisms for positive development. However, it has known that there is a long way to go before people of African American descent feel the positive outcomes. Despite the trending economic growth in the United States, racial discrimination and xenophobia still prohibit substantive numbers of people of African American descent from benefitting from such growth (Smith 2021). The domestic and international bodies should assess the successful implementation of strategies and acknowledge the remaining challenges that need to be addressed. It is a fact that the commitment of national, civil society, and international bodies could set a positive precedent for targeted socioeconomic change in the United States.
The people of color substantiate their claims of the deep-rooted socioeconomic disproportionalities between ethnic groups and oblige their governance to address the issues. However, cultural particularities like a history of mixed culture, the identity based on skin color, or regional distinction have obstructed the promotion of diverse collective identities. Decades of negation of Black identities pushed mainly by the dominant societies, leading to pervasive colorism that continues to date. Notwithstanding, Black social movements are busy using innovation and education to foster a sense of cultural pride and positively shaped self-perceptions. Therefore, it is strongly needed that the nation should actively strive to promote greater knowledge and recognition of and respect for the culture, history, and heritage of people of African American descent. The movements can help disseminate the cultural traditions and rich diversity of African American descendants in the United States. This will assess in breaking down colorism and perceptions that play a significant role in deeply dividing persons (Legrain, 2017).
The socio-cultural and historical contexts help in determining the specific struggles that have been done in the field. African American descendants confront in the pursuit of equality. Black communities encounter a striking protection crisis that requires violence reduction strategies to deal with security concerns. The poor socioeconomic status of African American descendants in the United States sheds light on the extent of their inclusion or exclusion in society (Smith, 2021). Besides, it varies regionally; the majority of the African Americans benefit from living in urban settings with relatively high access to services like water, electricity, and sanitation. These individuals tend to be found in the poorly developed areas of a city where they are vulnerable to environmental dangers and high exposure to crime and violence.
Legrain, M. (2017). The Inter-American Convention against Racism: A dialogue with experts. Race & Equality. https://raceandequality.org/blog/the-inter-american-convention-against-racism-a-dialogue-with-experts/
Smith, K. (2021). Reflecting on Anti-Black Violence, Justice, and Accountability. Facing Today. https://facingtoday.facinghistory.org/topic/racism