How Is Racism Still Relevant Today

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“Webster’s English dictionary defines racism as a belief in the superiority of some races over others; prejudice against or hatred of other races; discriminatory behavior toward people of another race," when in reality it is ignorance to not allow others to be individuals. Canada has laws to protect our people from such crimes, but they are not always efficient, and people sometimes have found way of getting around these laws. Many people are naive and do not realize how much racism truly still occurs in our society, even at the present day. Most times if someone gets frustrated about something that is happening to them they blame a certain group of people for something that is not functioning properly in their own life, this leads to …show more content…

Instead of pointing fingers in other direction, we should look in the mirror to take blame of our own actions, from the events that are happening in the world around us. When we realize how it is affecting our own individual lives we can then determine a way to change these habits to correct the problem. To ask if racism still exists in society today the answer is yes, it happens all around us. We must start within ourselves to change our habits of how we treat this disease so that we can begin to rid it from society. Racism comes in many forms and more often than not it is projected outwards as a form of violence onto others. Safety is a large concern when it comes to racism, walking down the street can become very difficult depending on your social status, the color of your skin; your heredity or your sexual preference. One such event happened in the city of Thunder Bay. A young man was the result of a hate crime because of his sexual preference. The attack left him with 15 fractures to his cheekbone, a broken eye socket, a broken jaw and a broken upper palate. It is these kinds of crimes that people need to be made aware of and they must be stopped. It is truly unfair to fear for your safety while walking down the streets of your home town. It has been occurring since the beginning of time and, “On June thirtieth two thousand and eight the Ontario Human Rights Commission changed its role and they will no longer accept complaints of

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