Racism is a cultural bias pertaining to the belief that there is a distinct human race and that one race is superior to another. Developed by Europeans to justify their enslavement of the ‘Others’, they have maintained racial tendencies and attempts to dehumanize colored people as ‘savage’ and uncivilized to support their inflicted maltreatment of them. Racism is real. Though many strides have been made in efforts to exact the devastation imposed on colored peoples’ dignity and rights to liberty, communal relations remain stained. Just as we live in a world where even visas have varying values, discrimination has become an undeniable reality – hindrances to playful world traveling.
Although, many people that were condemned weren’t actually apart of the Communist Party, (under McCarthyism around 1950-1954) they got blacklisted or lost their jobs. This social injustice is also portrayed in The Crucible as its characters face the Salem Witch Trials. Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible as his own reaction to the injustice of McCarthyism. Miller’s purpose was to show how people accused each other with false denunciations because of their fear, jealousy and solely hatred of one another under McCarthyism. Miller illustrates the process of the false accusations based on fear through one of the protagonists Abigail.
This is especially common in the twentieth century, also known as the era of social media. The media’s power of words can produce antagonistic views about certain races and cultures, making kids and their families believe the wrong things about a person or certain group of people, and this is called racism. An example of negativity brought towards a certain race through the media is, “...any sane and logical person can clearly see that BLACK PEOPLE SUCK MAJORLY” (Incog Man). This line from the article “The Most Worthless Race on the Planet” specifically says that black people ‘suck.’ One can say that they are aware that this isn’t true because in this day and age, much hatred is being deflected onto black people. This can be shown through the Alton Sterling shooting.
The New Racism The word “Racism” is thrown around a lot now a day and used in an improper way. Racism is a way of stereotyping people in the world we live in today. Believing that a certain race is more dominant than other races in terms of traits, abilities, and appearance is considered racism. The Oxford English Dictionary defines racism as a belief or ideology that all members of each race have characteristics or skills specific to that race, especially to distinguish it as being superior or inferior to another race (The Oxford Dictionary, n.d.). It also can be defined as a belief that race is the one that determines a person 's traits and capacities and that the difference in race produce superiority or inferiority of a racial group, according to the Merriam-Webster
Introduction With the the recent incidents of police brutality, immigration, and ISIS, the world has been fixated on the topic of racism. Although there has been many reforms and debates done about racial issues including the civil rights act, the 13th amendment, and the end of apartheid, there still exists discrimination that is underlooked. There is underrated “ism” that is often not discussed in current events: Colorism. Simply defined, Colorism is a process where individuals, usually from the same race, are privileged on the basis of the color of their skin (Hunter 237). The term was first established in Alice Walker’s 1982 essay within In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose (Corbin 2).
Without the presence of these programs, race and ethnicity will continue to be used as a basis for arrests. This will result in a disadvantage in the law enforcement system for some racial groups. Systemic disadvantage for racial groups is the definition of racism. The Charlottesville readings remind us that neo-Nazi groups still exist in America, and the members do not even bother to hide their faces. That is solid proof that racism still exists.
It is no secret that racism is something abominable. It is a word coloured by the actions people executed under its name, such as the holocaust and apartheid. A dangerous word pointing at humanity’s flaws and disfigurement, associated with former mistakes made in history. However, even though the majority of the earth’s population agree that racju8ism has been a negative force in our world’s history, there are still people who hold onto its ideas - every day we hear about it on the news, we read about in articles and we see it happen right before our eyes. We need to discuss the effects racism has on our world, and acknowledge what a current and urgent issue it truly is.
In keeping point of views like this alive in society, we are making those races that are seen as second rate, have no possibility of amplify their status. Realizing that there are no natural elements improving one race than another. Race, which prompts injustice, is basically something that is in use to establish brutalities, merciless and unforgivable treatment of persons all around the globe. Racism should be congested. Racism has occurred for centuries, but there is still a chance to end it.
This study confirms that racism is now of the individual, as not all Americans harbor these beliefs. Moreover, in “Government and politics won’t solve our racial problem”, the author defines the difference between racial bigotry and institutionalized racism, and declares that racial bigotry, not institutionalized racism, plagues our nation. Parker defines racial bigotry as “personal behavior...personal affairs of the heart” (Parker). The inclusion of ‘“personal” in the definition implies that the behavior is of an individual. Cooper discusses the relation of Millennials to racism.
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.