Racism Is Evil

Racism is defined as a belief that characteristics and abilities can be attributed to people simply due to their race, color of their skin, and place of national origin. Racial groups believe they are superior to others. Racism and discrimination is a powerful weapon that can cause fear and hatred of others, not only in economic meltdowns, but when nothing is happening at all.

Racism is also a very touchy subject for people, such as freedom of speech. At the same time racial discrimination can have horrible consequences, the Nazi Concentration Camps, being one of them.

Racism exists in every country in the entire world. Most sites list the U.S.A. as the first or second, but this hub is going to focus on the U.S.A.

Many people believe that since Barack Obama has become the President of the United State of America, that racism is starting to end, that however is not true. Threats against the President of the U.S.A. have gone up 400% since Obama became President, the highest ever in the history of the United States.

The most discriminated people are African Americans, followed by Hispanic Americans, then Native Americans. As I have written in another hub, African Americans are put in jail more then white people, they are also stopped by police more often then white people.

What is interesting, is that racial discrimination, against Hispanic Americans is increasing rapidly. Many have been stopped by the police for no reason at all, and have been asked for not only their driver's license but also for immigration papers. While many people state that Obama is allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S.A. so they will vote for him, the Obama administration has deported 1.06 million as of Sept. 2011, the Bush administration had only deported 1.57 million during 2 terms in office.

People not in office, or police officers are still racist. After all, why does the U.S.A have groups like the Ku Klux Klan? The KKK states that there is a war against white people and that they will stay non violent, but that is a lie. The KKK has a long history of violence, and it has not ended. In September of 2001 four people were arrested and charged with murder. Officials have stated that the **Grand dragon of the KKK group and the wife of the Klan leader, were among the four people who were charged with the murder of an unidentified man in North Carolina in September of 2001. The victim, whose name was not released, was discovered in a field after a tip from a man who witnessed the murder. The site did not write if they were found guilty or not.

In summary, why are people racist? Is it truly evil? In the bible after a rich young man came to Jesus, and asked Jesus what could he do to have eternal life. And Jesus replied in Matthew 19:19 Honor your mother and father; also love your neighbor as yourself. That, I believe makes racism evil.



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NayNay2124 4 years ago

Michelle, I agree with the facts in your hub. Although our country has made great strides over the years to help to eradicate racism, it still exists. The election of President Obama has dredged up some deep seated hatred in some American people. Racism is something that is taught. We can all help this problem tremendously by not exhibiting racism towards our neighbors, co-workers,and people we meet in our daily lives. Most of all don't teach your children to hate other people because they are a different color. We can do a lot better with race in this country if everyone makes the necessary effort to respect each other in spite of our differences.


Brenda Durham 4 years ago

Hi Michelle.

Yes, that guy in the video does seem to be racist. He made a very racist comment, outright said he didn't like the black guy simply because he's black. That was wrong!

The thing is....I don't think he realizes he's wrong. If we listen to his follow-up comments, he said he doesn't like the entitlement mentality and he's not an "affirmative action" person, doesn't like the NAACP, etc. I agree with him on those points! Those groups, while formerly legitimate, are now focused on separating people based on their skin color, and gaining some sort of power simply because of their skin color! They're now close to treading on the same racist road as the KKK always was! But I don't judge anyone by the color of their skin. I form an opinion based on what a particular person says and does, and I know that all black people aren't pushing for reparation and black power, and that the blacks who are racist aren't representative of the entire population of blacks. Just like that racist guy isn't representative of the entire population of people who live where he lives or who have his same skin color.

That man has no valid excuse for his racism. But he does have a reason. Not a good reason, but one that can be countered and used to make him, hopefully, see the other part of the story. What I'm saying is that we shouldn't ignore his other comments. He said all those things from his experience of having been around black people. Apparently he hasn't encountered any black people who aren't racial activists and therefore racist themselves, or else he has ignored it if he encountered any. Hopefully one day he will realize that all black people aren't trying to gain "black power"; actually, I hope the conversation in that video taught him something, as I hope it taught everyone there something.

...The black guy on the panel didn't help any by calling him "stupid". Just like Obama didn't help the situation in the Professor Gates/white policeman fiasco by immediately saying the police department "acted stupidly". At least Obama, however, said "acted", whereas the black panel member outright called the other guy "stupid".

Both "sides" of this issue have something to learn. And one thing to learn is that there should never even BE "sides" to it, that people should all be treated equally no matter what their skin color is, IF and WHEN their behaviors and their words are fair. There should not be anymore "black" groups, just like there should not be anymore "white" groups. But many people keep hanging onto the past and blaming the people of today for it! Many keep pushing the issue of "civil rights", and many people keep refusing to see past the bad apples from all areas and many people keep being racist on both "sides".


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I'm not convinced that racism has decreased in this country. I believe it has become quieter and less vocal, but I still believe it lurks in the very fabric of our nation. I hope I'm wrong but over my lifetime I have witnessed far too many acts of racism so I'm a bit jaded.

Beautiful hub! Anything that raises the awareness of this social blight is fine by me.


Brenda Durham 4 years ago

P.S. Voted this hub UP and useful and interesting. It makes for important conversation about this issue.


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cynthtggt 4 years ago from New York, NY

Nice overview of the definition of “racism.” However, the words written on the cheek of the man in the photo includes the word “rich” and the phrase “I’m great” in the same category as “prejudice,” and I wanted to know if you believe that being “rich” and arrogant, thus entwined with thoughts of “I’m the best,” to be the overall and prevailing characteristics of all racists. The historical truth regarding Hitler, for example was that he felt an extreme sense of inferiority and perverted envy towards the Jewish people. As for the KKK, while some members are rich, many members are poorly educated and come from broken families and also are with low esteem (i.e., narcissism is usually manifested in an individual with a deep self-loathing that is “cloaked” in self-glorification as an unconscious compensation to what he or she lacks in esteem). I have not watched the video yet because but will do so later. I am referring to the picture only. Good hub, voted up.


Larry Wall 4 years ago

Michele:

As always a very good Hub and I am probably in 99 percent agreement. I think more progress has been made toward racism based on color has been made than most people realize. The problem is see is racist views toward the poor, the unwed mothers, the people who did not finish high school, etc. Living in the south, during the Civil Rights era was an awakening experience. My parents, while they had their share of faults, never taught me that any person was inferior to me just because of his color. My mother's brothers held that view. It is very unfortunate. Despite the strides that have been made, racism does exist. I had to go to a doctor as part of my effort to secure some Social Security benefits. He was black. I am white. He did his exam, asked his questions and we had a pleasant and professional conversation.

The movie South Pacific, has one song, that I will sometimes play over when watching the movie. It is about prejudice. One character claims that people are born that way--not to trust people with different color skin. The other character sings the song that says "You have to be taught, you have to be carefully taught to hate one another..."

Unfortunately, that is true. I think the people who became parents during the Civil Rights movement tried to teach their children. I am not sure those children who are now adults, are carrying on that calling.

Progress has been made, not enough and not fast enough.

Thank you for reminding people who may have become somewhat complacent that racism is, unfortunately and with great embarrassment, still a part of our culture.

Up and awesome.

Larry


Brenda Durham 4 years ago

I wanna make 2 more comments here.

The black panel member didn't call the guy "stupid", he said his words were stupid and he did call him an "idiot" (same as stupid).

And...Obama may have slipped through the cracks by saying the police department "acted stupidly", but the fact turned out that the police department did not act stupid, so Obama was still wrong.

..I wonder what we missed in the video previously? The clip starts at the point where a black man is shown onscreen.

Do you know, or does anyone know? What was the purpose of the event going on in the video? Were they choosing from potential job candidates or was there some sort of political event going on that they were discussing this issue to start with, or what?


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michememe 4 years ago

Michele, good hub. I wanted to address the affirmative action piece in an earlier comment. Affirmative action isn't only about color, it is also to protect against discrimination against women. More often than not we get lost in color factors, without looking at what the clause is actually trying to do. If it takes affirmative action to keep a level playing field for people of all races so be it. Just think, if there was a level playing field the entire time in this country would there be a need for it? No. It wouldn't. This state, people were being denied based on race and gender. This is near to my heart, because my grandfather and grandmother were a part of that generation of people who were overlooked. They worked their butts off to put 11 children through college and successfully did so.

I don't get all caught up in this black and white thing. It's wrong. Period. But as a person of color, I have witness time and time again; black people get looked over on jobs. It isn’t that they were not smart enough or couldn't do the job; they weren’t poster women/men by standards of the employer. For years now, minorities have had to run faster, jump higher, get more education to do what? To prove to a country and people who see skin color, that minorities are indeed smart? We had to fight for a black history month for what? Because we weren't in history books, that listed black people contribution to this wonderful country?

I hate race talk on any level. This is the primary reason; I selected a diverse neighborhood for my children to grow up in. One, because I grew up in a diverse neighborhood, and I love my diverse friends. And second, is because I know the beauty of all people, no matter our walks or our views. We have to have a good understanding of why things exist, and put ourselves there. This will help us understand each other and work to change views on why this and that shouldn’t exist. For one minute, can you imagine being black and being looked over time and time again? I mean really? Telling your son he can be whatever, when you know he has to get God knows how much education to prove himself as intelligent assets to any company? That's why these things exist. Mother's like me have very different talks, because my children have to face harsh realities. Another example here, as Michele says, cops and other people still have those views of black people. But there are not limited to them. Just recently at my son’s school, he stated a group of black kids were standing together and a group of white kids were on another side. Like they do every day for lunch. Well, a principal comes out and walks to the black kids and says, break it up. Break up what? Yes, many parents were upset. A few of those white kids even wrote statements stating nothing was going on. It was uncalled for. He never walked to the white kids to break them up. People take views of blacks wherever they go, in their car, work, among students. It’s there.

Yes times have changed, but some people still have bias ways and thoughts. Imagine telling your daughter she is beautiful, despite she doesn't have the blonde hair like the little girl on tv that she loves so much. Yet she tells you no the little girl on tv is prettier. That hurts. Even tv shows are limited on how many blacks are in their programs. You get one black person per show. Thank goodness for Grey’s Anatomy. The reason I love that show, is because it shows the diversity and beauty of human being’s. Right down to how relationships are.

I know I went way of course, but I just wanted to discuss some insight of how we as blacks deal with being judge by our skin, and how we prepare our children. So if it takes affirmative action for my son to get that job without jumping over ten hurdles, so be it. If this is what it takes for my daughter to get in Harvard so be it. As long as her grades support she should be there with a safe backing, so be it.

My question is how do we change our own views of why things shouldn’t exist? Before saying it shouldn’t be there, its entitlement. Well, it took more than white people to build the U.S. it took a lot of blacks who were hung, by hated groups such as the KKK. Native American’s to be ran off their land, and even some white folks who tried to do what was right by the unthinkable things that were happening to mankind.

President Obama said what he said. That was his opinion. What do we do to ensure we think before we speak? All I want to know is how do we as people fix this? We can't change what has happened. But we can fix things within ourselves and bring our children up differently. To respect all people, and learn about each other. What makes us who we are?


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michememe 4 years ago

Also let me add, the NAACP doesn't speak for all black people. No more than the KKK views belong to all white people. They speak for some, not all. Because I don't even agree with some of the stuff they do or say. Some things they battle are senseless to me. Just down right senseless.


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Old Poolman 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

Nobody is born racially prejudiced, this is learned behavior most often handed down from parent to child. How can we get parents to stop teaching prejudice to their children until the parents can get rid of their own prejudice? Prejudice is like a tattoo, easy to get and hard to get rid of.

Great hub by the way.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

michememe Your comment is wonderful. What I am afraid of is the country seems to be going backwards. Many people do not like the NAACP. But, it also seems as though the rights of women are being taken away. More then just Roe vs Wade. There could another hub, that could focus only on women and the rights being taken away from them.


Brenda Durham 4 years ago

Are you saying abortion is okay?


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

That depends, if the parents think it is a girl?


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michememe 4 years ago

Thank you. That would be a wonderful hub. I can't wait until you write it. Women, also fought so hard to be seen as equals. We still aren't. We are paid less money than our male counter parts doing the same jobs. In workplaces I heard women are too emotional? I think that's what makes us successful. We can see through bulljive and we can make hard decisions without feel guilty. We have balance.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Brenda to be honest no, I don't think abortion is ok. I am sorry. But, if the mother is going to die, then I think it is. That is my only honest answer.


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michememe 4 years ago

My opinion is abortion is a personal decision, and only that person have to live with that decision. My honest opinion I am okay with someone having an abortion. Situations occur and only that person know what they can or cannot handle. Adoption, so many kids are in foster homes. Many never finding a home. Again, it's up to an individual. Their body, their decision.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

michememe I am glad we still have that choice.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

this man is awful.. great hub Michele.. unfortunately this still happens.. the video makes me cringe..

thanks for sharing my friend

Debbie


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you for your comment Debbie, this was not even close to the worst video on Youtube. Isn't that sad?


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

I agree with most of the comments made here already. Like Bill, I feel that racism has not appreciably decreased, but has become "hidden". I do believe that a big part of the problem is that all types of discrimination are not only furthered but created by the "special Interest" groups we have in this country. I think all people should be treated equally no matter what race, religion, creed, sexual orientation or gender they are.

Great Hub Michele! Voted Up.


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

You know it is strange watching that video. I really thought discrimination as a rule has gotten much less a thing. One of the reason I personally attributed it to was our joining (mentally at least) in the war against illegal immigrants and all they are costing us and doing to sink this country. This does surprise me and I am so sorry to see it could be true. Personally I voted for Obama but now I speak out against him and what he has done to this country and everyone wants to call me prejudice and that is ridiculous. Because you change your mind about someone does not make you prejudice and everyone who dislikes Obama is not prejudice and I notice here you have to watch your step taking about him.

A very sensitive hub, thanks.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

i am 60. i cannot believe how racism is growing.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Curiad You are correct. Perhaps I should have not just considered racism, but all the people who are being discriminated against, and there are a lot of people who are experiencing discrimination. Thank you for your comment.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Mhattrer99 I agree with you. I cannot believe it either.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Pollyannalana Thank you for your comment. You are not racist because of the color of Obama's skin, that is true. But, you do not like what he has done. If you do not like what the President has done, you have the right to talk about it. It has nothing to do with the color of his skin. It is what he has done, and you don't like it. That is fine. Thank you very much for your comment.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Thanks for brining this to our attention and for pointing out why people discriminate. Yes, it is all over the world and not limited to any race. It will be a great day when all men work together regardless of race.


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Greg Sereda 4 years ago from Sandomierz, Poland

Yeah. Racism is bad. I've experienced a lot of racism in the US. It doesn't even make sense because we are all not even a different color: we are a different shade of the same color - melanin. That, in and of itself, shows that "Racism is Ignorance". I have a hub by that title, too.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

teaches that would be a wonderful day, wouldn't it?


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Greg, I agree with you racism is ignorance. It is hard to understand. It does not make sense, none at all.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Wow! That video was unbelievable! I can't believe that in this day and age this problem still exists, but I fear that racism will never fully go away. Racism is taught and there are many racists micro-societies, particularly in the rural South, where they teach this racist philosophy. They even use God and the bible as a reference. I think your last sentence says it best! Great Hub! Voted up and shared.

JSMatthew~


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

J.S. Matthew thank you for sharing! That means a lot to me. It is horrible to use the bible as a reference, but I know they have done that.

Thank you again for your comment

God Bless you


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

The Bible has always been used to persecute and alienate certain people. It is a sin in itself and is a shame. This was a simple but moving Hub! Glad to share!

JSMatthew~


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junko 4 years ago

What is racism? Is a person who happen to be sighted speaks about and acknowledge the difference in races, guilty of racism? (No) Is a person who don't like and feel uncomfortable socialing with different racial groups, guilty of racism? (No) Is a person who is speaking about racial justice for their race guilty of racism? (No) Is the racist man in the video guilty of racism? (No) as far as I could see. Now, Are there laws policies and institution in America that are guilty of Racism? YES, without any doubt. Racism is a power play,it's a verb not an adjective. Those without the power of laws and institutional racism cannot practice racism. As longs as laws and institutional racism favors a certain race they will not freely change racist policies.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

That is true Junko, it is true the video was not a good one, but even though there are laws against racism, they are not followed, so YES, that is racism. But, you already know, what is happening when it comes to laws and institutions (prisons etc). So, yes it is a verb, which means it is happening. Not a noun. A racist is a noun, what the racist does is the verb.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

I understand what you are writing about. Sorry the video was not very good.

But Hitler blamed the Jews for problems Germany was having. He was only speaking so that was not racism.

Then the German people began to dislike the Jews. But, that is not racism.

After that Hitler opened up the concentration camps. Now, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:

In 1933, there were approximately 9 million Jews in Europe. By 1945, the Nazis had reduced that number to about 3 million

So, about 6 million Jews were killed because they were Jewish. But, it only started with one man talking about the Jews which is NOT racist.

By the way, he hated and talked about his hatred of them before he had any power at all. Before anyone knew him.

Not that we cannot have free speech, we can. But racism can cause problems, not all the time. Just sometimes.


Michael Brooks 4 years ago

One of the biggest problems in our society today is racism itself, support to ya.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you Micheal, I totally agree with you.


Michael Brooks 4 years ago

No problem :D


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Michele ...Awesome HUB! I wonder many times if anyone-or eveyone will ever realize how examples like this show just how far we have to go in America . Although I don't believe that America is anywhere near the worse for harboring bias! I do know that No one is more dissed than a woman! There are times that when I look to mankind , I see him moving backwards ! You and I might save this world though !lol. This is an awesome write!


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you ahorseback for your comment. My hubs do go a little bit strongly opinionated sometimes.


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junko 4 years ago

Michele, Your response to my comment on this evil spirit called racism, reveals your wisdom and understanding. You are fearless and I wanted you to know I Know.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you junko, I appreciate your comment very much.


oceansider 4 years ago

Yes, racism is definitely very evil!!...Because God made us in His own image, we are all the same in His eyes!...and.. that video of that man, saying hateful things about black people is outrageous!....I couldn't believe the things he said, and neither could those sitting with him, and how offensive it was to the poor black man sitting at the table!...It seemed to me, as I watched, that the man who was hateful was "out to lunch" as the saying goes..I mean he didn't even worry about what anyone thought...and he could get beaten up for saying stuff like that, or even worse!....I am always shocked when I see racism!


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

oceansider Thank you for your comment. That was the least awful video. I wonder if I should have put up something worse. You understand it completely.

God Bless you


Helen 4 years ago

Michele, I am sure there must be worse ones out there, but thank you for having the good taste and discernment from the Lord, not to put anything worse on your hub....This video is a perfect example of what I think is fear of the unknown and ignorance about other people's backgrounds...But God commanded us to "love one another", so as Christians we do follow His example. ....But, people that don't know Love, because God is Love, they don't know how to Love....I only knew what it was to truly love others, when I knew the Love of my Savior, Jesus Christ my Lord!


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you Helen, I pray there are more people like you, and more people obey God. Thank you so much for your comment.

God Bless you.


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gabgirl12 4 years ago

The war on terror should have begun long ago...against racism.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

gabgirl12 I couldn't have said it better.

God Bless you.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Hi Michele, and what an insightful hub this is. Additionally, there's also racism amongst the same race/group of people. I'm of Latino background and can tell you that I've been discriminated against by my own race just as much as I've been by other races - white, black, etc. Just thought I'd bring this point up, because, it doesn't get mentioned enough.

Thanks again and voted up

John


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

You are right John, my grandfather came from Cuba. His last name was Pedrero. When he and my grandmother went through Ellis Island their last name was changed to Pedro. I guess that was easier for them to spell.


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Laurinzo Scott 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

It will be such an easier world for our children, and grandchildren to live in if we can get it together. Great hub , and great comments from everyone. Even if I don't agree with all your views... I would defend your right to say it. What potential we have to be a great nation. Thank you Michelle


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

I'm going to let you know right now, I'm am disgusted with that guy in the video, I have yet to read your hub and will bookmark it for later to read, but I found this hub on google, and was prompted to check out the video by J.S. Mathew, I think he had posted it on Google+.

I am totally pissed of to know that some dude thinks he's better than African American people, and that he hates them all.

I just hope that it was some kind of stunt that they pulled off on that TV network, because that was horrible to watch.

This hub will definitely be shared for sure after I read it, and I'm sure it is fantastic indeed. I'll be back to make my comment about your hub writings soon!


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Taalib Pugh1 4 years ago from Wilkes Barre Pa

Thanks for you re-assessing the racist ideas and existence in this country. Racism still lives here I'm not suprised. Ignorance and arrogance don't go together. As long as we have people like this, unfortunately racism will exist. It was well stated and addressed at a good time to make people not sleep but be aware of this ignorance.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Racism is surely not a tolerant human behavior at all, but I think it derives from fear. Fear of feeling weak and not knowing of oneself and that of others around the particular person who is in fact considered a racist.

I believe racism in America though, began out of the fact of hatred, and anger towards a changing and evolving system that once had stood a solid ground here, which was slavery.

I think your hub is something many of us need to think about, and to deeply uproot the cause of such horrible ill feelings towards those that are quite different from our own race.

I believe that the lord created us all to have the same gene's as an entire human species, and this is the only race that I actually see, and if we all could come to terms of our true humanity, maybe the day would come when all races unite.

Nice hub topic to choose and one that definitely is a touchy issue, but you did very well with it all, and for that I have already shared it across all of my networks. I sense your maturity on such an issue, and I will read more of your hubs soon as well. Nice one! voted up.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Laurinzo Scott thank you for reading and commenting on this hub. People don't all have to agree with each other. That is why we have freedom of speech. But, hating and racism are not, they are both evil. At least that is what I believe.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

CloudExplorer Thank you very much for sharing this hub. I also believe God created all of us as his children, which is why I don't mind writing a touchy subject. I am going to have to thank J S Matthew, I shared it with him.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Taalib Pugh1 Thank you for your comment. I think you are right, that it is time for people to wake up. People need to wake up.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

This is an alarming hub I must say! Racism exists profoundly in countries like the US and Australia and India. While yours focuses and reflects good facts about racism in the States...

I strongly disapprove of racism in any fashion, color, caste or creed! As you mentioned the quote of Jesus, racism is evil, a menace on society and those who practice it are evil people

Great hub


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you rahul0324 I do believe it is evil, because it goes against what Jesus taught us.


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Wow I had no idea bout the presidential threats going up a whopping 400%. That is completely insane! As a black male, sometimes I feel that people do look at me differently. I live in Georgia, metro Atlanta and sometimes I feel like some of the people I come into contact with are a bit racist, at least thinking lower of me than a white person. I also did not know what Obama has deported more illegal aliens than Bush. In all honesty, they come to our country, work hard, and put their money back into the economy. They deserve to be given the chance to be citizens. This was a very informative article. Thank you for sharing your data and your views.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you CrazedNovelist for your comment. Isn't interesting when you watch television, how many lies you see?


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Racism is very popular here in my place, I cannot understand why people have to discriminate others just because they're black (they're called aetas here on our place, they lived mostly on mountains.)


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

I am sorry, that must be awful for them. They do not deserve anything like this. Like you, I cannot understand. I just started a webpage last night and am going to tell as many as I can. It is acceptingallhumanity.com It is pretty much nothing right now, but there are two hubbers who are going to help me, make it better. We want it to help people, in any way possible. We are going to work hard on it. It is going to try to get members and and do something to help people. But, we will need a lot of help. Please wish me some good luck.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

I keep my fingers crossed Michele! This will really help a lot of people.

Yes, it's very awful, especially when you want to study to a college or apply for a job. They will judge you by appearance. I have seen few people who had the courage to graduate but well, they have to face all the ridicule and mean words of others. Then when you apply for a job, even if you have the brains and skills, till they chose the lighter one..

It's very discriminating. They don't deserve to be treated like that. It's not their fault anyway.

I wish you all the good lucks!


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thank you, I will let you know more. Right now it is only a blog on word press, but I think we will turn it into a website.

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