When Did Racism Begin? Essay

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Society is made up of many different people with all different views, customs, and beliefs. Even during a mother’s pregnancy, each human being is being molded and shaped differently. People grow up in different environments and parents raise their children differently. A person might have their own personality, such as being friendly or shy, but they develop to be friendly or shy based on how they grew up. From infancy till eighteen people develop a way of thinking about things and later in their lives they will use their process of thinking about issues whether politically or morally. All the different views and types of people don’t all mix together smoothly and issues arise. “Social problems are described most simply as perplexing…show more content…
“Divisions inevitably led to the demonization of others, and inculcating prejudicial attitudes towards other peoples has long served leaders as a useful pretext for war or simply for boosting a community's sense of self-worth in comparison to others” (Silverman). People began to hate each other based on the differences of where people lived geographically and the tribe or group they belonged too. Each tribe or group was known for a specific way of living and the differences among the groups led people to discriminate because they thought only their own ways were the way to live and anything different wasn’t legitimate. People started to believe they were better than other people and entitled to more than others. Certain groups’ views of entitlement led to slavery because those groups believed they were entitled to a better life than others just because of the way they look. Wars started and groups took over other groups to reveal the true humanly beast in people. The rulers quickly made the people from the other groups, they took over, their servants. Like a pimple, slavery emerged and its ugliness grew. Slavery is the verb racism. It’s a type of action to display racism. Slavery was found in the bible. “However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those
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