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Racism

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 07:15 AM
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Racism is a certain kind of prejudice, based on faulty reasoning and




inflexible generalizations toward a specific group. The word prejudice




comes from the Latin noun praejudicium, which means a judgment based on




previous decisions formed before the facts were known. If a person




allows their prejudiced beliefs to block the progress of another, it is




discrimination. Those who exclude all members of a race from certain




types of employment, housing, political rights, educational




opportunities, or a social interactions are guilty of racial




discrimination.




For centuries conflicts have taken place among three main races,




Caucasian, Asian, and Negro ranging from snobbish social exclusion, to




state- sponsored genocide. Racism is an unmerited fear or dislike of




a people because of their ethnic heritage. When colour is not a reason,




other reasons such as language, religion, nationality, education, sex,




or age become the reason of prejudice.




Sociologists, historians, anthropologists and archeologists believe




racial discrimination happens more often and most harshly when two




groups with different skin colours and unique physical features come




into contact with each other and the two compete for the same thing.




History shows that all attempts at a racial dominance result in




conflict and avoidance. But, some communities without disturbed




racial conflict can take advantage of all its citizens potential and




move toward elimination.




Our hate is caused by witnessing the behaviour of the Ku Klux Klan, our




unfavourable feeling toward a person without actual facts and the verbal




abuse that we...

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