Racism and Prejudice

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Racism and prejudice has been present in almost every civilization and society throughout history. Even though the world has progressed greatly in the last couple of decades, both socially and technologically, racism, hatred and prejudice still exists today, deeply embedded in old-fashioned, narrow-minded traditions and values.

Racism is a case of ‘misplaced hate' and ignorance, being not only discriminatory, but also seemingly foolish with disregard of all human commonsense. Why does racism still exist in today's world? If it still occurs, has the world really progressed at all? Through extensive research methods and wide reading, it can be proven that racism is still present in the modern world.

Racism is based on the belief that
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While the racist men claim that each race should return to their country of origin, Michael continually states famous ethnic and coloured people who have remarkably changed the world in which they live. The short story presents a humorous account of racism in today's world, the stupidity and narrow-mindedness associated with it and thereby supports the hypothesis. Song lyrics often come from the heart, and touch listeners like no other source of media does. Many music artists touch on the theme or racism, such as the late famous rapper, Tupac Shakur. One of his most famous songs, "Changes" (see appendix 2), deals with his personal reflection of the racist world we live in. In the first two lines –

"I see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myself is life worth living should I blast myself?"

Shakur displays his desperation and mentions suicide as an option as he still sees no changes in society.

"I see no changes all I see is racist faces misplaced hate makes disgrace to races… we gotta make a change… it's time for us as a people to start making some changes. Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live
And let's change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do What we gotta do, to survive"

The above lyrics display the word's current situation – in desperate need of change. The song was written in the 1990s,

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