The Role Of Racism In The World

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Racism In The World As a Political Science major I get into arguments with people all time, about everything and anything. I cannot count how many times I have heard the words ‘this is 2014 stop with the race card’. Racism is the belief that one race is superior to others. Racism is different wherever you go in the world but always has a common factor, which is the discrimination against the minorities in a country by the majority. Racism causes hearted and fear among people and it can have extremely dangerous consequences in a society. It can cause slavery, wars, mass murders, mass rapes and it always leads to oppression and inequality. In the 21st century racism still exist; it exists as individual racism and institutional racism. It is very important to note that race is a made up term that points out the differences in people but there really is only one race, which is the human race.
A few months ago a picture begun circulating around Facebook: it was a picture of an African American women breastfeeding her child wearing her graduation cap and gown. While many including myself found the picture to be extremely beautiful many started attacking this women using racist slurs. The woman was eventually forced to take
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Martinez gives the example of police brutality against African Americans that is described as a few bad officers. Recently in the news there have been many cases of African American teenagers being murdered by police, when they posed no threat what’s so ever. Instead of taking a closer look and seeing why are so many police officers reacting in such a manor against African Americans, and holding individuals accountable for their actions in order to send a message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated, we tend to brush it of to the side and try and justify this type of

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