A Reaction to the Book: Race Craft Book by Fields and Fields The United States is a multiracial nation consisting of whites, Black American, Asians, Hispanics, and the Negro among others.

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A Reaction to the Book: Race Craft Book by Fields and Fields
The United States is a multiracial nation consisting of whites, Black American, Asians, Hispanics, and the Negro among others. The term race craft was introduced into use by Fields. The authors viewed the proposed post-racial as unrealistic and as something that does not exist. According to the views of the author, the idea of post-racial is a fallacy used by politicians to win votes from voters. This essay will be based on my reaction to the work of these two authors.
I am not convinced by the author when he possesses a question “If so, why does the skin color of white officers not kill them in the same way…,” (Fields and Fields 27). On my own view, it depends on who has racial discrimination. It does not mean that when an African sees a white man or woman from the workforce, an act of killing has to happen. It can only happen if the individual with the black skin has the attitude of racial discrimination. The authors move on to argue that it is not the issue about skin color. If it is not an issue with skin color, then one question that one needs to ask themselves is why the white workforce does not kill both the white and the black workforce in equal measure? The authors argue that it is something beyond just the skin color but even if I agree with them that it can be an issue attached beyond skin color, skin color act as the first filtering rule and that is the reason more black Americans have lost more lives than the winters under circumstances referred to as police brutality.
The kind of mistreatment given to the whites when they have committed a crime is different from the kind of mistreatment administered to African American criminal with a similar offense. The author says “Is it imaginable that police would round up, detain, question, and search every white person in a town because an elderly victim of attempted armed robbery described her assailant as a white male,”(Fields and Fields 2728). This is an indication that African American thieves who have committed a similar crime when compared to a white man are considered to be more criminal than a white man. This is a social injustice whereby unequal treatment of both the African Americans and the white. If this is not discrimination against skin color then I am not sure what else I can call this act of police brutality that is skewed to the African Americans.
The subtopic about racial divide informs the public something that is important for my analysis. It divides races into two groups which are the African American history and American history. From the authors’ point of view, the two races cannot be studied alone without the complement of the other (Fields and Fields 84). The history of one group complements the history of another group. I do believe that if the two pieces facts of history cannot be read without the complement of another, then this is an indicator that these two racial divides should coexist with one another but this does not happen. From my own interpretation, the author is trying to tell us that unlike the present, in the past, the whites used to live in the same geographical area. The authors, in this case, imply that if there is a needed to find the root cause of the problem, a retrospective study should be done to find out the reason why some things happen the way they do happen. The author does not consider the skin color as the source of the problem but from historical developments as the source of the problem.
The authors argue that the discrimination that sickle cell anemia is a racial disease is not justified as it can affect both whites and African Americans. The authors argue that the disease progression is equal in both the white and the African. However, contrary to their arguments, the disease can be classified as racial disease considering its disease burden among the Africans. According to CDC (2), the disease affects mostly African Americans are affected the most hence to my own point of view; it is prudent to label the disease as a racial disease. The authors use the disease progression process as a way of analyzing the disease while those who classify the disease as ratio uses the prevalence of the condition among various social groups. Prevalence is more scientific than disease progression in terms of classification since disease progression is almost the same in both races.
To sum it up, racial injustices occur in many forms in the United States and this has lead to discrepancies that do exist among the whites and blacks in different places such as job deployment, payment discrepancies, and police brutality. There is a need to make laws that will help to reduces cases of discrimination. Allowing public discussions is also a good way of handling this topic that has been discussed in the background. This will help to curb intentional cases of racial discrimination.

Works Cited
Center for Disease Control, “Data & Statistics”. 31 August 2016. Web 5Dec 2017 pp. 1-2
Field Karen and Fields Barbara. Race Craft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life. Verso, London, 2012, pp.1-311.