What are the roots of racism?
If you are like about 80 % people you will remain silent hearing a racist remark. You will be even less troubled if you know and like the racist. Bystander effects are more powerful than biological impulses (ingrained prejudices against people of different skin colour) and it also provides an insight into the herd behaviour that can so easily spiral into race riots.
Ignorance plays a big role in racism. Some are brought up like that. Racist people tend to talk about others' bad traits more often than to focus on the good ones. The fact that some middle aged or old men or women choose to judge a person's character by his/her appearance never ceases to make me pity them.
Our country will forever drive me crazy. I am currently on my way to getting my major in History and our country was built on racism. It drives me crazy that the founders of our nation left the old world to escape racism and oppresion and religious freedom. Then once here we split up th original colonies, all into different religious sects. We treated the Native Americans horribly and then after that the slave trade began. Then immigration into the new world began with the Irish, Germans, and Japanese and even more racism and religious hatred emerged. This country was built on the backs of slaves, we were a slave nation and treated everyone that was here before us horribly, beating and murdering them, and people that came after to search for what we ultimately wanted, "Freedom". I am ashamed with how our nation was created and how the nation still is today!
by richbrayan 2 years ago
I know this is a very touchy issue but people ought to know! I can't help but feel sick each time the thought that Racism still exist occurs in my mind. I feel as though modern idea-logy on racism has some how changed. I hear rappers using the "N" word in their music videos as an...
by Onusonus 14 hours ago
I hate racism, I hate racist people, I think the Civil War was over slavery. I've seen this country embrace the self evident truth that all men are created equal, and the doctrine of Martin Luther King, until now.People get fired from their jobs and shunned from society (rightfully so) for spouting...
by Virginia Kearney 3 years ago
What can individual people do to help eliminate racism?How can individual Americans fight against racism? What ideas do you have to bridge the gap between races? I'm not thinking about political solutions or movements but rather what each individual person can do. How can we work...
by Anish Patel 4 years ago
Is Miss. America pageant only for white Americans?When an Indian American wins the spelling bee, nobody minds but when an Indian American wins Miss. America, people make racist comments! Why?
by AmrilRadzman 2 years ago
Do you believe deep down everyone are racist?To some extend, do you believe people deep down are racist? Don't get me wrong, im not saying you're but some circumstances maybe involved?
by Ralph Schwartz 11 months ago
We're all racist in some ways. But racism by white people seems to be more newsworthy and gets more attention than racism by others. There are many people who work hard to not do anything to offend their fellow human, but it's impossible to escape prejudice - it's hardwired into our...
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