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Lauren Greene
2/21/14
Choreography Project [Racism]

When we look at the biggest problems facing the world today does racism pop up to our minds? Some might say it’s a thing of the past but is it really? It’s not about the Whites and African Americans anymore is it? Don’t Hispanics, Mexicans, Chinese, and Asian come into play with racism now? Since immigration started in the United States people moving from different parts of the world have been discriminated in some way or another. Racism is the biggest problem facing the world today because people still believe that because you’re a certain race you can’t perform tasks and other things well as another color.
Racism is actions, practices or beliefs, or social or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as fundamentally superior or inferior to each other, based on assumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities. It may also hold that members of different races should be treated differently. While most conceptualizations of racism include the notion of "race based discrimination", the exact definition is controversial both because there is little scholarly agreement about the meaning of the concept "race", and because there is also little agreement about what does and does not constitute discrimination. Some definitions consider that any assumption that a person's behavior would be influenced by their racial categorization is inherently racist, regardless of whether the action is intentionally harmful or pejorative, because stereotyping necessarily subordinates individual identity to group identity. In sociology and psychology, a common view distinguishes prejudice from racism, holding that racism is best understood as 'prejudice plus power' because without the support of political or economic power, prejudice would not be able to manifest as a pervasive cultural, institutional or social phenomenon.

Centuries of European colonialism of the Americas, Africa, Australia,...

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