Have you ever been picked on or made fun of because your nationality is different from someone else’s or the color of your skin? If so, then the person who did it was probably a racist person. Racism still exists within all cultures. Some people won’t admit they’re a racist, but their actions and words prove otherwise. Most people won’t directly discriminate other races, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen everyday.
Many will argue that their race is superior over another, or that the actions of a few individuals of a certain race determines how that race of people are, therefore making them unequal. I think all people should be treated equally, no matter who they are or what they look like.
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However, there is no rights to govern how one person might perceive another person so every one can think or act on how they treat members of another race. Who’s to say that if one group of people believes that they are superior over another group, that they won’t display those actions if they confronted by members of that group or race? Prejudice people think that their way is right and they have the freedom of speech to express how they feel. If you were to ask if they were racist, they would defend their actions by saying it is how it should be and it isn’t wrong.
Racism is broad topic to talk about but once everyone realizes it exists in the U.S. they can take steps to trying to talk to their children about it and maybe even change some of their ways in knowing that racism is wrong. It may not exist where you live, but any place that there will be adults, teens, or children of different races interact together there is a possibility of prejudice.
Many other cultures are a target for racism, it isn’t just black and white. Japanese, Indian, and Germans aren’t safe from racism. I witnessed all kinds of prejudice against a wide variety of races. I’ve seen other races mistreat whites, blacks, and even Asians.
Basically, racism affects us all. I don’t think it will go away ever because here in America there is such a wide variety of races, and when they are all mixed together, in the neighborhoods, the schools, the workplace, and churches, there is bound to be
Racism is one of the most important social issues of the modern world. It has affected millions of people worldwide, and is one of the deepest social problems in history. The history of what we call racism which is the discrimination of other groups on the basis of their different descent begins in the Early Modern Period. This worldwide issue has caused countless problems so it is imperative they we analyze this in order to better understand it. We will look at the origins of racism, its history, and its decline in the present alongside remaining vestiges of racism in our society.
To begin our discussion we will look at the origins of racism. The word racism comes from the German word rassen which meant “breed”. The early European explorers and colonists in the Americas and elsewhere viewed different peoples as having a different descent, and attributed to this descent different properties. They viewed different races as being superior or inferior to one another largely based on their perception of how they related to themselves. This would have a horrible effect on the relations between races in the following centuries as European colonial armies spread out in all directions of the world.
As Europeans colonized new areas of the world they would initiate caste systems of racial discrimination and rank the races as they saw fit. Over the centuries in what would become America as well as Central and South America many Africans had been brought as slaves because the Europeans felt they were an inferior slave race. As time passed and intellect and morality progressed people began to question this and to oppose it. New movements arose fighting for equality. This took its greatest form in the American Civil War. Over half a million people died in the war for the freedom and equality of African slaves.
Though the Civil War ended slavery discrimination lingered on in the form of Jim Crow laws and other forms of racial discrimination in the legal and social framework of the country and created deep tensions between many parts of the country. This would come to an end when the Civil Rights Movement was born in the 1950’s and 1960’s. This movement pushing for an end to racial discrimination and segregation would be lead by such great figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. With a great push by the Civil Rights Movement and many Americans increasing concern with social causes segregation and discrimination would be ended though for many they would linger on in their attitudes and viewpoints concerning other races. The history of racism has been a long and frightening one having brought such terrors as slavery and the holocaust. We must be always vigilant that this evil does not bring ruin yet again.