Racism A Major Global Problem

This blog post is for the Edublog Challenge. One global problem that my friend and I think that needs to be fixed is racism. With racism allowed in the world it causes many problems. Racism is destructive.  It hurts people by devaluing their identity. It destroys community cohesion and creates divisions in society. It is the opposite of the democratic principle of equality and the right of all people to be treated fairly. For an example, if a person makes fun of another person, then the person that was judge will then come up with a solution to fix the problem. The solution that he or she will come up with is violence. When racism happens, then violence will happen to. Racism is the result of a complex interplay of individual attitudes, social values and institutional practices. It is expressed in the actions of individuals and institutions and is promoted in the ideology of popular culture. It changes its form in response to social change. Racist attitudes and beliefs are misconceptions about people based on perceived racial lines and are often founded on the fear of difference, including differences in customs, values, religion, physical appearance and ways of living and viewing the world. This includes negative attitudes towards the use of different languages, ‘foreign’ accents or the use of non-standard variations of a dominant community language. Racism is unfair to people because even though they are different they are still a person. A person is a person no matter what. We should all be treated equally.

 With help from others who want to put an end to racism, we can all finally put an end to racism. First of all, we need to speak against racism. There are many ways to put an end to this problem. One way we can end this problem is by not laughing at racist jokes or insults. Second, we can stop making fun of people just because they are different from yourself. If racism is a major problem at your school and you want it to stop, you can also suggest your school can develop a policy against all forms of racism. Now, to here about a different type of racism you can my friend’s blog. One website that you can visit to help you understand more things about racism is Racism NoWay.

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