- Politics and Social Issues
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.