Racism Does Not Exist Essay

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Racism Does Not Exist
Racism is a word that is thrown around constantly in today 's society. The issue that arises with the words overuse is that most of the population has absolutely no idea the true definition of the word and how to properly use it in conversations or accusations. Pop-culture and media has over used racism to cover so many different scenarios that now people will use it incorrectly and just for lack of a better word. To better explain this multiple uses will be diagnosed and better explained to find the correct term needed to describe the situation.
Racism is, as stated in Webster’s Dictionary, “Hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.” Recently in media and pop-culture the term racism has become a “buzzword,”
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Outrage Culture is “When people play the victim card and bend over backwards to be as offended as possible when they really aren 't.” (Urban Dictionary) Basically it is a slang term describing when an individual or group displaying a special quality over dramatizes a situation in which that group of quality holders are offended when they really should not be. This term does not necessarily have to pertain to race, for example, on the back of peanut butter jars there are warnings stating that this product contains peanuts. This seems like a very obvious situation but people employed outrage culture and sued these companies for allergic reactions. This same scenario happens on a much larger scale with race. In today’s society it is very hard to say anything involving a race without somehow upsetting at least one person who identifies as that race. Whether or not what was said has any true grounding to be offensive differs from case to case, but without a doubt a large percentage of these occurrences are solely examples of outrage culture, and people getting upset just for the attention it …show more content…
Many universities throughout the United States employ a system called Affirmative Action. A majority of the population have heard of this situation but even still it is not considered a major act of racism because it is against the majority population race. In 2003 this idea was taken to the Supreme Court in Grutter vs Bollinger. The Supreme Court decided that Affirmative Action was not against the constitution. Since this ruling more universities have adopted Affirmative Action, making it more likely that a minority race would be accepted over a Caucasian, even though they were less

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