Essay on Racism : The True Definition Of Racism

1855 Words Mar 23rd, 2015 null Page
The true definition of racism is “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” (dictionary). Us as humans, all have different perspectives on life and how we see things. And most of the time, how we see things in a certain way is because of what we were taught or just from what we have seen others do. In view of the fact that parents, or grandparents, still to this day and in the past taught their children that black’s (African American’s) were not to be treated equal. They were treated with much disrespect and were discriminated against. Because of this, many people still to this day are racist towards African Americans and it takes a big toll on society today. Realizing that racism is still here, it brings me to the quote once said by Rosa Parks, “Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and hopefully, we shall overcome” (Parks). From how I look at it, African Americans have come a long way. Way back to the seventeen hundreds, blacks weren’t even considered a full human. They were only considered as three fifths of a person, meaning they weren’t a full person in the eyes of the law. In my opinion, that is wrong on so many levels. Just because someone doesn’t have the same color of skin, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be treated as equal as everybody else. Moving on to the early…

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