Essay on Racism And The Nazi Regime

1461 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
Throughout history there have been various instances of racism; slavery, segregation and the Nazi regime as some examples. All of these occurrences had one thing in common which was that there were led by individuals with white skin. In the beginning of history, as well as some times today, people of colour were viewed and treated differently. People of colour were illustrated as savage or unciviliazed. Although racism seemed to be depleting over the years, there are still many examples of racism today. The issue is that no matter how much society seems to be advancing, racisim and white supremacy continues to exist. Nowadays white privilege presents itself more discreetly. Though Caucasions seldomly dominate over people of colour physically, there is still evidence of racism through social media and through events such as the murder of Mike Brown and Fergerson. A more subtle form of racisim that further encourages white privilege is cultural appropriation. Cultural appropriation is defined as “A term used to describe the taking over of creative or artistic forms, themes, or practices by one cultural group from another.” (oxford) This form of racism is very common nowadays and is particularly popular among white people as well as celebrities. In many cases people of white colour are respected as they exhibit these cultural elements however the love for the culture may not exist. There is a difference between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation which is not often…

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