A Brief Note On Malala Yousafzai 's The Issue Of Racism Essay

720 Words Apr 13th, 2015 3 Pages
Malala Yousafzai once said, “there should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion,” after she was shot in the face by Taliban insurgents simply for speaking against the oppression of women in the Middle East in search for the right to an education. Malala Yousafzai is a seventeen year old girl from Pakistan, who was shot three times on a school bus by Taliban insurgents because she believed in a woman 's right to education and a change of the status quo. Since the incident, Malala has openly spoken out against oppression, racism, and violence, especially in the world 's most troubled regions such as the Middle East and the West Bank. One thing that has always been an evil in American history is the issue of racism. Racism is defined as any kind of prejudice or belief that all members of other races are inferior to a superior race. It is something that can corrupt a people by believing a lie to be true, for example, one of the reasons Hitler rose to power is because he manipulated the German people into thinking that Jews were ruining the German way of life and trying to take over Germany and potentially Europe. When most Americans think of racism they think of the 1960s and the times of Jim Crow laws in the South; however, there is a new wave of racism, known as Islamophobia, in American society especially after the events of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City and Washington. Because it has been a fairly recent topic of…

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