Racism: The Root Of All Evil

1022 WordsJun 20, 20185 Pages
“The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind.” In one phrase, the writer, Maria Cristina Mena expressed the truth about the world. Even though people may have a different skin color, religion, background, etc., they altogether create a masterpiece, mankind. However, nowadays, that masterpiece, mankind is divided. Society lives poisoned by the sting of racism, which may lead and is directly related to immigration, violence, social tension. Racism as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. Sadly, this definition becomes flesh every day,…show more content…
It is reminiscent of racist practices of the past such as residential boarding schools designed to separate children from their aboriginal parents and communities (78). Hence, her article illustrates how racism is still powerfully present in our society and plays an important role in the topic of immigration. A well-known event in history that depicts perfectly how racism leads to violence, immigration and social tension is World War II. Raj Bhopal, in his article “Hitler on race and health in Mein Kampf: a stimulus to anti-racism in the health professions” expatiated on Hitler’s racists points of view. Only 600 years are required, Hitler said, to achieve a recovery. All that German society needed to do was prevent the physically degenerate and mentally sick from procreating and to promote fertility of the healthiest bearers of the nationality. To achieve the blessing of a highly bred racial stock, the state must not leave matters to chance. Hitler’s ideas for the creation of a superior society were explicitly founded on discrimination, based particularly on racism (123). Hitler’s thoughts and ideas added to his persuasive power, led to one of the greatest tragedies in history. His racist view of life compelled thousands of Germans to kill their fellow countrymen, all for the quest of the perfect race. Violence during that era marked not only the lives of Germany, but of the world as a whole. The war also caused immigration of Europeans striving for
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