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My Understanding Of Racism

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Firstly, one meaning of racism from the dictionary is "A belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others". Another definition of racism including a etymology from;http://www.etymonline.com/index.phpallowed_in_frame=0&search=racism+, is "Sambo which is a stereotypical name for male black person (now only derogatory), 1818, American English, probably a different word from sambo; like many such words (Cuffy, Rastus, etc.) a common personal name among U.S. blacks in the slavery days (first attested 1704 in Boston),…show more content…
Moreover, my feelings towards racism is very emotional because I don’t understand how someone can be so blunt to an individual or culture and not be affected by it in anyway. Additionally, five of my classmates spoke upon what they believed racism is and they said, "Attitude develops when you are very young" by Gabrielle in which she is saying people learn to be racist from when you are a little kid and you see others saying races comments you as a child adapt to that after hearing it all the time. Another student said, "Looking at others as outsiders" by Ibrahim which he is trying to interpret that humans look at others as if they are different and don’t belong on this Earth as if the outsiders are Aliens. Also Aaron said, "An ignorance to a race and fear and inequality" which he is following people having no knowledge of what they are talking about when coming up with these criteria's of others and how others are scared of the people they are harassing, hence why they harass them. Jocy said, "One group feels arrogant towards others" to clarify Jocy believes people that are racist are overbearing with pride. Finally, Renee said, "Invisibility towards others and not understanding someone's race or culture situation" which represents that a various amount of people are not aware and think it is wrong to harshly criticize someone
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