Does racism still exist in most developed nations of the world?
I honestly believe that no matter where people reside, unfortunately racism will still exist.
Unfortunately; yes and it appears to be on the increase. I am hearing a lot of anti Asian and anti-Semetic rants these days both locally and on line. What a shame that we have to blindly and illogically condemn others who are different just because for one thing, their economies are expanding while ours shrinks. There are a ton of web sites that cater either discretely or openly to racism and ideas about what to do with other races. I will not include any references here as I am fervently anti racist and do not want to give even any cursory support to such hateful and mindless rants.
What I feel it has been one of the most crude desires of human beings to be above others. There is this feel of self satisfaction which compels them to get down to low levels. Racism is one of them.
If you would know racism is not a new phenomenon, it was there from centuries. The want and desire to look fair is so strong that so many brand are infact doing business of billions of dollars in the name of fairness cream. The desire to get a fair bride or groom is one instance.
After 1820 there has been a shift in the wealth of world from India and China to USA and European countries. With money comes power and you know for yourself that absolute power corrupts absolutely. So it is this money and power that leads them to racism. Had the fair race been poor and not so well to do......you probably wouldnt have seen racism.
Now we dont have instances of apartheid but we do have cases of racism. After Obama being the president of USA, I feel these instances would decrease substantially.
I hope I have answered your question
Racism is a subset of human nature...not that it is desired but that it is related to ignorance and fear. As long as ignorance and fear exists in the life of mankind there will be racism. It may not have a name in the most uncivilized of societies but overall it will still be racism. That truth exists in in its truest and most natural form . In America, we have "plastic racism" due to the fact that we have too many people who make a good living placing the race card and making money off their fellow man in the process. This form of racism will out last ignorance and fear...what a shame. WB
Racism exists everywhere. Where I worked before I retired in 2010 we had a Ghanaian refusing to help a Kenyan because the Kenyan was more black! I have seen much racism, white on black, black on white; African/Indian/Oriental hating each other... Fortunately, there are also enough sane people in the world to maintain some form of control.
If you had to ask me which 2 places have the most racists in the world I would say Hong Kong and Australia.
Hong Kong has the exports for almost everything, it had once been controlled by the British. This place is very interracial, it even has many foreign maids, from places; India, Philipines.
Races in the whole of Hong Kong include; Koreans, Canadians, Americans, English, Japanese, Indaisn, Nepalese and Vietnamese.
I have heard stories about HongKongers being racist to the other HongKongers who live in different suburbs or provinces;Kowloon and New Territories.
Australia is also a very interracial place, since the immigration rule came out in the 1800s , there has been a lot of migration coming in from parts of Europe and Asia.
Common races you see in Australia; Vietnamese, Wogs(Europeans) mostly Italians, Greeks, Chinese, Indians, British, South African and New Zealanders.
I have personally encountered with a lot of racists too in Australia.
The Wogs used to be teased by the Aussies in the early generations while now the wogs group together and has a tight relationship with their cousins and family relatives.
Sadly Yes. We can't change the world, we can only change ourselves and the inner circle that we reach, and that's why I teach my children not to judge a book by it's cover, judge by character and not by color.
Yes sadly while I was in Hertfordshire, U.K, I had eggs thrown at me, which luckily missed me by cm's. That was my first experience of racism and to be honest I wasn't upset or angry just more frightened that it would happen again but this time I would be on my own.
The 'Us' / 'Them' mentality will always exist. One sees themselves as a member of X group while those who are members of Y group are inferior.
It is 'loyalty' to our 'family' (terms used at their widest definition).
I knew having a black president in America would increase racism. The response of the 'tea party' (updated KKK) is a direct result.
Racism is and will always be everywhere. It is the same thing as when a foreign organ is transplanted into someone elses body and the body rejects it if it doesn't match.
Foreign poeple in developed countries are however accepted more than before, and integration is a big priority within local government councils in UK especially.
I am a Brit that lives in Sweden. A skinhead on a Swedish TV chat show recently stated that he wanted " to move to a country where they don't accept immigrants". Even in Sweden, one of the most tolerant countries in the world.
Unfortunately, yes, it does exist. Period.
On top of that, there's all kinds of it and instead of us embracing, tolerating and making it better it seems we take a thousand steps backwards.
However, it all starts at home, I believe. Like someone here already said, it starts with your children. In this ever changing and globalized world, I am still in awe that this fear and ignorance of others exists. It's also stressful to live in fear of others so that too doesn't help.
We may not all get along. We may not all agree. Heck, we may not all like each other--that's human nature, but to HATE because of skin color, religious beliefs, sexual preference, etc...etc...etc... is still tough to swallow for me. So, I seek to learn and expand my knowledge base by embracing and learning more about people.
Hate will exist, but love, in some way shape or form, always wins.
A controversial one...but I would have to say yes...maybe it is kept under the carpet as it were...but it does exist sadly!
Racism will always exist around the world because of just a few close-minded people.
As long as there are people there of different races, there will be racism or racial dominance. People, not a person, feel they must be the more superior race or group in an area (building, town, state, country, continent). It's a groups predisposition to represent their group as strong as possible, usually by out casting someone "not like them".
Yes, it always has, and always will in one form or another. If there is such a thing as a "silver lining", however, it would be that a better question to ask might be, "Does racism still have any real power?" To which I think generally speaking, you could say no, not really.
I cannot imagine this world without discrimination and prejudice. Can you? These social ills are inherent in human nature. read more
YES it most certainly does. But I believe we can work together as a society to reduce the adverse affects it has on our lives.
Yes, i think so, We are observing same in australia, america & britain, their citizen killing outsiders brutally.
We hear this type of news in dailies everyday.
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