Racism And Society

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Racism And Its Impact on Society Racism is a problem in today’s society, it can cause low self esteem, stop others from achieving goals, it can cause fights, and offend many. “Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and moral traits are predetermined by his or her inborn biological characteristics”(ADL). The outcome of racism has a negative impact on others. This creates people with bad attitudes and poor actions in society. Racism has always had an impact on society throughout history. For example, the KKK, the Holocaust, slavery, and much more. Every individual should be aware of the negativity of racism and why it is a problem, if everyone understood this racism would no…show more content…
A fifteen year old has said, “If I wasn’t hearing bad things about myself I wouldn’t think “oh, I’m a bad person, I can’t do this, I am not going to do it.” whereas if no one said anything bad about me, I would push myself harder into doing things and knowing that I can do it, no matter what happens I will do it, but I just can’t”(Ekta). The statement Ekta has made shows what racism mentally does to people even though she is young, she is still affected. The statement also shows it holds others back, racism stops success. Someone who could be amazing at what they do could be told a hurtful comment out of racism and just give up everything. A nineteen year old said, “Racism makes me question myself and why things have to be this way, I wondered one day what it would be like to be white and how much better my life would probably be. That was a low point”(Andrew). Andrew’s feelings toward racism prove that racism is bad for your mental health. Individuals start wanting to be another race when the color of your skin should not…show more content…
The only impact on society racism has is bad, it causes nothing, but problems. People who are racist sometimes do not even realize it. “Subconsciously, we all do it. Some of us use negative terms for African-Americans and Hispanics, although we do not really consider them offensive. Others use negative terms for whites and Asians. We tend to resist acknowledging that our comments may be offensive to others”(Robert pg 43). Knowing that racism starts just by individuals not watching what they say is a big problem, this impact on society it creates is careless. There should not be so many problems over different skin colors. If there was no diversity it would be boring everyone would look the same, there would be no uniqueness in society. Therefore, racism is very bad and has impacted society poorly, at the end of the the day we all breathe the same air, we are all humans with feelings, and every individual needs an understanding of
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