Racism : Racism And Racism

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Racism in America

“Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and it deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.” - Pierre Berton

Racism is the unjust hate for any people who are simply different for a various array of reasons. It is all around us and always will be, but that does not give us the right to be passive on the subject. This discrimination against culturally diverse people is hurting our “ land of the free”, one racist remark at a time.

So what is racism? According to the Webster’s New World Dictionary, racism is: the practice of racial discrimination, segregation, etc. Racism anti semitism against a certain race, religion, or group of people. A huge example of this is the Jewish Holocaust. From 1939-1945 the Jewish population was scapegoated for all of Germany’s problems after World War l, resulting in the death of 6 million Jews. This is why racism has to stop, so history doesn’t repeat itself. Another huge factor to why racism exists is because of the fact that people make general, uneducated assumptions about different racial groups, the first steps to prejudice. Besides, America is a free and independent nation. The Pledge of Allegiance, a part of an American’s daily life clearly states: “...with liberty and justice for all.” How can you pledge your full allegiance to America everyday and then ignore the very last part? America has, is, and always will be a melting pot of cultures and tongues, and just…

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