Discursive Essay on Racism

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Discursive Essay on Racism

Racism has existed for centuries, but during the last two hundred years hatred toward ethnic minorities or even majorities has fluctuated. Racism occurs all over the world, can happen to anyone and will always exist. There are three different forms of racism, open racism, violent racism and secret racism all express forms of hatred towards ethnic groups. These forms of racism, although different, all have the same main purpose, to promote hate towards ethnic groups.

Open racism expresses freedom of racial thought and speech. In America it is allowed due to the First Amendment that protects political views on racism. The American National Party and various other parties
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The original Klan was set up in Pulaski, Tennessee, on December 24, 1865, by six former Confederate army officers who gave their society a name adapted from the Greek word kuklos (circle). It was a strong society that gained millions of members and still exists today, but in smaller parties such as The Knights of The KKK. The "Invisible Empire" used the Bible to back their hate crimes and murder against African Americans and ethnic minorities. One such example of this is the Hebrew word chayah, which translates to living thing, but they translate it to "beast". The Bible excerpts seem to all contain mention of a biped beast who "can talk, riot, commit adultery, co-habit with man, work in the vineyards, use his hands, wear clothing, cry unto his creator and sow his seed with other races". The KKK then states that the description must be a "Negro". They were responsible for over one thousand five hundred lynchings (strangulation) to Black people. The Ku Klux Klan was not the only racist society to exist and many more were also set up. They included the John Birch Society, Invisible Empire, NAAWP, White Aryan Resistance, American Front, Nazi Skinheads, Posse Comitatus, Aryan Nations, The Order, and National Alliance.

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