Racism Definition Essay

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Definitions can be the starting point for understanding racism. Racism is simply the belief that characteristics and abilities can be attributed to specific people on the basis of their race and some racial groups are superior to others. Dictionaries define the word as follows:

The Oxford English Dictionary : “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races”
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary : “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race”

In Portraits of White Racism, David Wellman
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We see many examples of everyday racism in Turkey. To explain better, Metro Turizm case is remarkable for the issue.Refreshing the memories, in Metro Turizm case, 2 Kurds were excreted from the bus by the passengers and insulted for speaking Kurdish, their motherlanguage. Here is yet another example, lets say a burnette “Roman (Çingene)” woman enters a shopping mall. Probably the shop assistant occasionally observe the woman but won’t attempt to help whereas as soon as middle or upper class, well-groomed blond woman enters, the shop assistant asks “May I help you Mrs/Ms? Another type of racism to be mentioned, “internalized racism” is usually a product of assimilation policies. Some of the Kurdish Alevi’s denying their Kurdishness claiming that they are not Kurdish but Alevis should be examined in this context. People who internalized racism sees another culture is superior and it have becomes their norms.

So far we have looked at the various definitions of racism. We have talk about dictionary definicitions of racism, formulation of racism, reverse racism, everyday facism and internalized racism. The turn came to talk about the effects of racism. We can start from minor to major consequances in everyday life and

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