Examples Of Defeating Racism

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Defeating Racism Have you ever been mistaken for another race? Have you ever listened to a racist joke? Have you ever been judged because of the way you look? This happens more often in our society now then it ever has; it is called racism. Racism needs to be abolished in order to make the world a better place. We can combat racism by cutting out stereotypes, learning to quit being prejudice, and not letting others be a victim. In order to combat racism, we must not prejudge people by the color of their skin. For example, the race quiz showed me that people aren’t always the race you think they are. You may think that a dark skinned person is African American. When really they are Indian or Puerto Rican. It’s called being a stereotype;…show more content…
If we just stand and watch cruelty and racism happen then we accomplish nothing. By standing up for others and our equal rights we can stop racism. For example, a guest came into my classroom in the fifth grade and told us about bullying. She said that her son was crying one day when she came home. He wasn’t being bullied, he wasn 't bullying anybody. He had went to the bathroom and watched his friends pick on a little black boy and call him names. He was upset that he didn’t take a stand. If the people in our country don’t take a stand to racism and even bullying, we will be in Civil War Two. I must let others know that we need to stop letting people be discriminated and stand up for each…show more content…
Some stereotypes for instance, “all men are strong and make more money,” or “everyone in America is obese”. But where the real category that stereotypes fall under is race. Stereotypes and our racist society are a bad combination; therefore, we need to take down both to end racism. Once one subject is brought up the other has to be included. Racism can be defeated if we face these stereotypes, and let people know that most of the time your stereotype is wrong. The biggest impact we can have on stopping racism would to see people for what’s on the inside not the outside. It is the only honest way we can see people for who they are. It doesn’t matter what we look like on the inside. We all look the same on the inside. We all breathe the same air; we all live on the same planet. For example, If I were to cut my arm at the same time someone in Africa did, what color would our blood be? Red, this proves that no person is better than the other. It is a choice whether you believe this or not but factually we are all equal. To me there is no race, race is just a social construct. As far as scientists knows there is no gene for color of the skin. Race is a hypothetical problem that we need to cease. By cutting out stereotypes, learning to quit prejudging, and not letting others be a victim, we can end racism. With the help of our society and getting the word out there, people will start to feel equal. When our country
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