Racism as a world problem

Racism is one of the world’s major issues today. Many people are not aware of how much racism still exists in our school’s workforces, and anywhere else where social lives are occurring. It is obvious that racism is bad as it was many decades ago but it sure has not gone away. Racism very much exists and it is about time that people need to start thinking about the instigations and solutions to this matter. Many people believe that it depends on if a person was brought into the world as a racist or not but that is not the case at all. In fact, an individual cannot be born a racist but only learn to become one as they grow from child to adulthood. Basic causes, mainstream, institutions, government, anti-racism groups, and even some hidden events in Canada’s past are a few of the possible and solutions to racism. 

Racism is a huge problem. The definition of racism is the belief in the superiority of one Race over all others. A lot of the time racism is a belief that one type of person has got better physical attributes,

or is smarter. All racism includes the idea that because 
of someone’s skin color or religion they are members of a superior or 
inferior race. This belief can have an enormous effect over the way 
that one group of people treats one another. 
Racism is an obvious form of prejudice. A lot of people are of the 
opinion that if they made a racist joke but it was funny or they 
didn’t mean it in that way then it is justifiable. People who are 
prejudiced are people who have strong feelings against certain types 
of people before they have even met them. Prejudice means 
‘pre-judgment’ (first impressions) and society proves that people 
will judge somebody sooner than they would get to know them. 
Regularly individual people are very friendly, but because of their 
actions throughout history or their rival religious beliefs people 
often see them as being a possible threat and treat every person of 
that race as if they were the same. This is called stereotyping. 
Stereotyping is when all people of a certain type are thought to share 
the same characteristics. Often stereotypes are used as forms of 
racial abuse and horrible jokes. For example: 
“Why did the Romans build straight roads? So the Paki’s couldn’t build 
corner shops”. 
The first black people to be brought to Britain were slaves. The 
so-called ‘Slave race’ were taken from their home countries and taken 
to Britain and America. Although Slave trading and their opinions 
racism continue to thrive, then what sort of a place will we create? A 
place where there is war on every street because of something as 
unimportant as skin color? I hope not. A future of violence and 
hatred isn’t what I have in mind. I see a future for future
generations where everybody’s at peace with each other and are looking 
at the things that are actually important in life. 
Racism is a problem in the 21st Century. I could let dozens of racist 
names or sayings that I’ve heard over the year’s roll of my tongue and 
I am only 15. There is hope for the future however. Racism is 
something that can just stop, it doesn’t take a strong-willed person 
just not to call out and make racist remarks. Racism is not just 
something on the Television. Racism is very real and it’s around us 
all the time. 

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