Racism – Global Issue

Racism – Global Issue

Racism is the belief that characteristics and abilities can be attributed to people simply on the basis of their race and that some racial groups are superior to others. Racism and discrimination have been used as powerful weapons encouraging fear or hatred of others in times of conflict and war, and even during economic downturns. In the 1400s, Racism began by Europeans as they colonized Africa and the Americas. There have been historical moments of people fighting for the abolition of racism. The people who fought for people of all races were people such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Abraham Lincoln, and others.
Claim
I believe that racism is bad and should stop. I believe this because everyone is the same there is no difference just because of color. In the past, White Europeans thought of themselves as the superior race as they colonized. I also believe this because before and during the Civil Rights Movement, people who were “colored” had less rights and respect than the white people.
Racism in Asia
In Cambodia, there has been a strong anti-Vietnamese sentiment. In Indonesia there has been a lot of violence against the affluent Chinese population who have been blamed for economic problems that have plagued the country in recent years. As noted by Wikipedia in an article on racism, until 2003, Malaysia enforced discriminatory laws limiting access to university education for Chinese students who are citizens by birth of Malaysia, and many other laws explicitly favoring bumiputras (Malays) remain in force. In India, there has long been discrimination against what is considered the lowest class in Hinduism, the Dalits, or untouchables, as well as sectarian and religious violence. Although it has been outlawed by the Indian Constitution, the caste system was a way to structure inequality into the system itself. And while outlawed, the social barriers it creates is still prevalent in rural areas where most Indians live. It also features in the view of Hindu extremists and traditionalists. At various times, there have also been tensions between different religious groups, such as Hindus and Muslims with both sides having their fair share of extremists. While this is not racism, technically — as people of all classes are of the same race — the prejudice that had come with the caste system is quite similar to what is seen with racism.
Conclusion
I believe that racism should be stopped. Racism has occurred for centuries, but there is still a chance to end it. I believe racism should end because if it continues, it can split the unity of races. It may also lead to more violence within the countries. Racism should be stopped because no race is superior to any other race. All races have equal opportunities as other races

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