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Ethical Ways To Break the color Barrier

A color barrier is an unfair practice that excludes certain races or ethnic groups from participating in events, being served at a number of establishments, or being allowed entrance into certain buildings. Though this type of prejudice may cause those being oppressed to be angered, there is a wrong and right way to handle such situations. There are a couple of ethical techniques that can be used to fight against the existence of the color barrier.

The existence of a color barrier can cause a group of people not to be welcomed in a restaurant, on public transportation, or even in certain stores. One way to ethically battle this problem is by boycotting. If one’s body is not welcome into an establishment then neither should one’s money, do not continue to support places that do not support equality. In order to make a bigger impact, round up people that you know will support what you are doing so that they can boycott the establishment as well. With a huge number of individuals boycotting the establishment, the establishment will eventually begin to feel the difference when it comes to profits and revenue. With less people buying goods and services from the company or business the less money it will make. This can place the place of business into a financial bind that may eventually either require them to change their rules about who is able to get served or serviced.

Protesting is another ethical way to fight the existence of a color barrier. Protesting can help to bring visibility to the unjust situation at hand. If a certain store does not allow a particular ethnic group or race to shop there then people should elect to protest. Protest by creating signs and gathering groups of people together. The signs and chants of the protesters will help to inform people about the situation at hand and possibly help to gain supporters. Protest can also encourage change because it will reveal to the prejudice establishment that the cause has power. One person protesting may not cause a company to want to change its ways, but a group of protesters that consistently increases in size by the hour can show a business that the cause behind the protest is real and that these group of people will not cease until unfair treatment stops.

Color barriers of the past have been destroyed with the help of ethical boycotts and protests. Today the same techniques can break down the color barriers that exist in the workplace, public, and behind the walls of private establishments.