Racism, Sexism, And Sexism

889 Words Apr 29th, 2015 4 Pages
The last hundred years have brought the world many valuable things; computers, better sanitation conditions, understandings of diseases, vaccines, surgery, education, and so much more. But there are so many social constructs that have made little progress such as racism, sexism, and homophobia. In reality vaccines and sexism are manmade, a vaccine is a manmade invention and sexism is a manmade idea. Neither would exist without human beings backing the idea that they are necessary. Racism is “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior (Oxford Dictionary).” Racism over the last hundred years has been directed towards Blacks, Hispanics, and Asian’s. Looking at the past in relation to racism in the United States, reveals that racism is still alive and well in 2015 just as it was in 1915. In terms of racism as a whole it would be a good point to note the immigration of the African and Caribbean people into the United States and Europe. The integration of people from Africa and the Caribbean was not a choice nor an immigration. Racism has many ties to colonization and slavery. European countries began conquering and colonizing parts of Africa in the 1880s. Colonization was hidden behind seemingly kind-hearted Christian missionaries. Colonization aimed to provide religion and humanitarian help to those in need. These missionaries helped bring European government into Africa (The…
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