Is racism and racial discrimination two different things in society?

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  1. Johnjfernando profile image60
    Johnjfernandoposted 6 years ago

    Racism and Racial Discrimination are troubling concepts of society. What was once seen as blacks vs. whites have now transformed into a bigger problem with racial hate being all over the world. But, racism was just something between a particular group and now its turned to racial discrimination in society such as when you try for a job and fail at a job interview because you aren't white enough.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, please don't go there. You've already shown a bit of racial undertones by the last sentence. Being white enough is not what it takes to get a job. Having the right skills, personality, presentation or experiences might have more to do with it.

      If you don't want to fit the mold of corporate America, and I don't blame you if you don't, then build yourself into something you want and don't let the bastards get you down.

      1. Johnjfernando profile image60
        Johnjfernandoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Actually I wasn't going there. Next time I'll make my statement more plainer. However, I know this is a very touchy topic and seeing that you may offended mistakenly, I'll explain. I take a politics class and my professor is white and I was merely echoing a statement he made about racial profiling and bring the  contexts of racism and racial discrimination. Then he brought up the example of how in society racist attitudes lingers, but never gets brought up and he used the 'job interview' as an example. 

        I don't think it matters to me what color I have to be to get any job, but just pointed out what he was saying and wondered if it held true with anyone else on here because I agree with you as well that "being white enough is not what it takes to get the job."

  2. Evan G Rogers profile image73
    Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago

    They're the same.

    Anyone who groups someone into another group on the sole basis of "what their chromosome says" is racist.

    1. Johnjfernando profile image60
      Johnjfernandoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's what is thought to have been believed and nobody is trying to offend anyone here, but look at it from a learning stand point and try to research it before commenting because facts hold more water to an answer than just personal opinions.

  3. profile image61
    SanXuaryposted 6 years ago

    This is actually a good question and one I never considered. Racism is a prejudice or point of perception of others different then us. One is based on hate and the other on misunderstanding. Racial discrimination explains a whole different point of view when it comes to the deliberate and sometimes legal applications of control over other people in today's work force and ordinary society. Their is an illegal application of this as well, but I see so much legal bias being implemented in today's World that I have not even found a term for it yet. A business that only hires women, and if you got a job there and they did not like you, that you would become powerless as a man to survive. A culture that has learned to play a game of complete discrimination legally and un-fair hiring practices that are completely legal. There are even work places that discriminate against everyone to maintain a hostile work place. I have seen HR tactics that use perception games of accusation to intimidate employees to meet their agendas. Thank goodness most places do not do this but balance is badly needed and sound practices need to be found. My belief is that those who approve of discrimination, have only approved everyone to discriminate against them as well. I also believe that we have only found new ways to continue discrimination.

  4. Captain Redbeard profile image60
    Captain Redbeardposted 6 years ago

    *clears throat and takes a deep breath. Looks around the room and decides to avoid the the nytro soaked conversation topic, exhales and leaves*

  5. profile image58
    geordmcposted 6 years ago

    They are two different things with the same word. Thanks to "Affirmative Action" I was refused a job because I was an educated, literate and WHITE male. The person who got the job was an uneducated, illiterate black male (he brought his mommy to fill out his application for him, since he couldn't read or write !) Does that make me a racist? No!! Was it racial discrimation? YES!!! But still racially motivated in fact.

    1. Johnjfernando profile image60
      Johnjfernandoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      it was also bad luck mate:p


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