Money is generally the root of racial or ethnical discrimination. Itâ€™s not about the color of the skin, not the accent or the language, nor about the educational status. Itâ€™s money.
Money has also used the media to indirectly or directly support racial or ethnical discrimination. Money in itself is not bad.
Caucasians. Why do the Caucasians (used to or still) think of their race as higher than the other races? You can answer it by yourself by looking at the countries dominated by the white people. Let me name a few like England, USA, Germany, France, Australia, Spain, Belgium. These countries belong to the first world category. They were the first to cover their selves with cloth while at the time the Southeast Asians and South Americans were still wearing leaves and shrubs.
Since the white race has the money, automatically they have the control over many things including the media. Theyâ€™re always on TV; by default they portray themselves as heroes, whereas the Persians are villains just like in the 300 movie. Ironically, Persians used to think of themselves highly when they used to be in command of more than half of the world during the BC period.
Caucasians, always remember that the barbarians(Germanic or Celtic) were white.
Language and Accent. The major languages such as English, French, and Spanish are regarded as premium languages. These languages are widely spoken in rich countries. You always hear or read them on practically all the avenues of communications, be it print, television, radio and the internet.
America and England are vying for the top spot as to who has the correct accent and correct English. Both of these countries belong to the first world group. Both of these countries are kings over the media kingdom.
People who are in the poorer countries think about their own language as second rate. When they hear a person who speaks Hollywood English or England English, they either looked up to that person with respect or hate him because of envy.
In the Philippines, the Tagalog-speaking Filipinos in Manila have the penchant to negatively discriminate provincial languages or dialects and accents. Ironically, they even spread the wrong thinking that they have the correct English pronunciation. The discrimination has reached to the extent that it’s ethnical. If you are from the province and your accent doesnt sound like the Manila language, you’re a second class citizen. Manila is the capital and the richest city. They have the money. They virtually are in charge of television and radio.
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Disclaimer: This is purely my personal opinion. Although not an opinion I just picked up someplace, but based on my own experience and calculated observation. I am not academically knowledgeable about human behavior; however Psychology was one of my favorite subjects back in college.