Discrimination And The Holocaust And Jim Crow Laws Essay

712 Words Sep 23rd, 2014 3 Pages
Discrimination is defined as the prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things. Discrimination has been an epidemic that has been around for many years. However, in today’s society discrimination is more discreet and subliminal which makes it harder to unveil. Discrimination is an untasteful act of prejudgement that is most prominent in race, social class, and gender.
“Racism exists when one ethnic group or historical collectivity dominates, excludes, or seeks to eliminate another on the basis of differences that it believes are hereditary and unalterable.” This has been proven in acts such as The Holocaust and Jim Crow laws. The Holocaust was a movement lead by Adolf Hitler by the belief that Jews were the reason that the Russian economy crashed but, more importantly as expressed in his book Mein Kampf that Jews did not represent the perfect Aryan race that had blond hair and blue eyes. It was because was because this self imposed hierarchy that Hitler to decided to eradicate entire human race. Jim Crow laws were created when slaves were freed and the government wanted to create a legal way to further oppress African Americans; they were thought of as “slaves, workers and animals.” It began in the 1800’s when African American were thought of as the lesser because of: the pigment in their skin, the kinkyness of their hair, the width of their nose, the fullness of their lips, etc. To most caucasians back then African Americans were seen as unsanitary and…

Related Documents