Essay on Racism

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Racism

Racism is a social problem that has occurred many years ago and it has passed through many phases. The oldest and most harmful of all is slavery. As we see from the “The problem of slavery and persecution’ with the discovery of the New World, the institution of slavery grew to proportions greater than had been previously conceived. In 16th century Peru, to counter the inhuman system of slavery in the colonial economic systems finally introduced the great basic debate concerning the question of human rights.
Important personalities such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist pastor and Nobel laureate, who led the struggle for civil rights in the United States until his assassination in1968. Also in South Africa in the 1980s,
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Against this background of stability and formal rights, Britons from the minority ethnic groups were expectant that they could take up the same opportunities in employment as enjoyed by people. All the evidence suggests that there have been changes in the employment patterns of black people over the last decade, but that they are not converging with the employment patterns of whites, and that earlier injustices and imbalances continue to set the boundaries within which change can occur. (Racism and Antiracism, 58).

According to Goldeberg David Theo in Racist Culture along with the lows many programs have been made even though the absence of available opportunities such as preferential treatment programs for college admissions or hiring and promotion seem a modest means, one among many necessary not simply to integration but to advancing an incorporative politics. Such programs have served to draw those voices into academic and professional positions that have tended to be silence by their exclusion, voices that mostly proved resistant to mainstream appropriation. (Racism Culture, 232).

On the other side there many people who believe in racism and some of them are even members of organization against black people such as Ku Klux Klan.

As it stated in encyclopedia Britannica in Ku Klux Klan. In the summer of 1867, the Klan was structured into the ’’Invisible Empire of the South’’ at a convention in

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