Racism: A Post-Racial Society

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It is really hard a society becomes post-racial. But it is not impossible. Actually, I believe that besides we are really far from it, we are also walking in the right direction. But, this discussion must to begin with the next questions: What is a post-racial society? What is race and racism? How can we avoid this action? In an introductory way, race can be the response to the question “what are you?” and have relationship with culture, beliefs and what part the world the person came from. Racism is the action to avoid and discriminate people that have these features different when compared with other person. A post-racial society is a kind of community which have no racism, because the people inside this society does not care to race, for …show more content…
His efforts to get free of racism are one of the human rights stories more moving and positive of the twentieth century (Southern Education Foundation)[5]. In the early twentieth century, white authority was accepted as standard by most whites in Brazil, South Africa and the United States. One hundred years later, things have changed. The African descent people, helped by some allies, have made significant progress in holding equal rights, and are demanding equal treatment than that given to white. Apartheid ended in South Africa. Nelson Mandela is free, and South Africa has an inclusive, non-racial and democratic government. In the United States, the civil rights movement, and laws and public policies helped to create a black middle class. Brazil, a country wrongly called “racial democracy,” has begun to recognize the presence of racial discrimination against African-Brazilians and inequality by color. Today, in these nations and in the rest of the world, there is a growing agreement that all human beings have basic human rights, and there is no human group “superior” or …show more content…
Meanwhile and increasingly, social forces globally are interacting to combat racism and discrimination, facing new problems and challenges and creating new opportunities: The global economy and capitalism are reforming the economic dynamics and the structures involved in the governing process of these nations; Technological progresses in communication, information technology and transportation are giving economic growth; International human rights values and international activism are affecting the relations between nations, in order to remedy injustices and protect human dignity; The international women 's movements are gaining force, combating inequalities based on race and gender; Democratization is creating fair treatment, responsibility and transparency by representative governments for growing international movements for peace and economic justice (Southern Education Foundation)[5]. These movements suggest a common conclusion: It is time to leave racism behind. Not just about doing the right thing; it is also a matter of economic and social need, if you want to create a more peaceful and equitable world

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