Racism : Racism And Racism Essay

1164 Words Oct 10th, 2015 5 Pages
How many of us have ever felt like we did not fit in? Have ever been put down, excluded or physically attacked because another person or group believed we did not fit in or did not measure up to their standards? Though most of us have been treated unfairly at one point in our lives, we may still fail to realize a much larger scale problem that exists in our society today; a problem which I strongly believe the majority of people are unaware of, and really needs to be brought to the table. This problem being racism - the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Many people remain unaware of this definition and how their speech and behavior may sometimes reflect it. Racism is not merely calling someone of a different race a derogatory name, but branches off into many different aspects: stereotyping, the use of racist slangs and making racist jokes. I know for a fact racism is still prevalent in society today, I have seen the stereotyping with my own eyes and heard the jokes with my own ears. Shamefully, our societal efforts to correct this evil have reaped minimal success in diminishing it.

The first step in doing justice to races that are unfairly treated is to realize where we as individuals contribute to this unfair treatment. Allow me to elaborate with with several examples of what I mean by unfair treatment. To begin,…

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