Essay on Racism And Its Effect On Society

1598 Words Nov 15th, 2016 7 Pages
For many years, humans have desired to build and keep the walls of stability in their nations. Individuals have learned how to communicate, build, analyze, and solve problems through the power of their minds. To many, an ideal world would be where everyone has a good life, in which all get together in unity and empathy. Health, wealth, joy, and power are the pillars of today’s ideal of the good life. However, some have an ideal world where only their kind can benefit from the pillars of the good life. Many feel the need to represent their kind and their kind only. Hatred, arrogance, and ignorance have severed the natural human inclination and created a skewed view of the ideal view. This powerful and lethal hate is known as racism. Racism is the act of discriminating against certain minorities. Acts of racism tend to vary from nonverbal to verbal actions, and mere acts of prejudice can have the most detrimental effects on an individual. These acts can range from verbal abuse to physical violence. Racism is a major hindrance to modern society causing emotional burdens, problems of employment, and detrimental physiological effects. Humans are motivated mainly by their emotions, and individuals dealing with everyday exposure to racism are forced to deal with a substantial amount of emotional pain. This emotional pain can cause harm not only to the individual, but also to people around the individual. In the article “Employment Discrimination, Segregation, and Health”, fellow…

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