what is racism?
Racism is the belief that a race is superior or inferior to another, and discriminating against a race because of their color, ethnicity, or national origin. It can also mean stereotyping that a certain race tends to do a certain thing. For instance, we usually stereotype black people as homeless. However, this is not true as it makes no sense that only this certain race would be homeless.
People often associate racism with acts of abuse or harassment. However, it doesn’t need to involve violent or intimidating behavior. Take racial name-calling and jokes. Or consider situations when people may be excluded from groups or activities because of their race or religion. It may also be making fun of someone’s religion and ethics. what effect it has? how does it affect people? (what impact does it have)
Racism commonly happens at school or work, at places where we meet many different people. But it can happen anywhere, most frequently in the neighborhoods, shops, on public transport and much more. Racism can happen online as well, whether is it offensive comments on social media, inflammatory memes, hateful videos shared online, or things that people might find insulting or hurtful. Cyber-racism has had a significant impact on the growth of racist attitudes.Types of racism( what is racist and what is not?)
There are common misconceptions that calling an African man black for example, is being racist. Being racist is either judging people and stereotyping them based on their race or ethnics, or making racist jokes about another race, or excluding someone because of their skin color.
What is considered being racist?
stereotyping is the most typical and common way of racism. it is a generalized belief about a category of people. we stereotype that a particular category of people would always have this type of ability, or that they would do this action. This is judged from the outside and without any background knowledge. This is often based on misconceptions, incomplete information, and false generations. For instance, you may stereotype that a black man is always poor and homeless, especially if they are wearing ragged clothes. However, this is not true. Why would only blacks be homeless? Whites can be homeless as well. Thus, this is a stereotype of black people.
2.prejudice and being bias
what is prejudice?It is when one has a preconcevied opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. this may soemetimes also include stereotyping.For example, people view blacks as being criminals, or having a bad background history. Thus, this may led to people being bias and not employing blacks because of that common misconception that all blacks are like that.
Prejudice and discrimination could affect health in several ways. It could determine group living conditions and life chances, affecting areas such as education, employment, and housing. they may not be so privileged to have the same opportunities and life chances others have.
My opinions and thoughts on racism
I feel that racism differentiates and separates people based on their skin color and this is unfair. Everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, language, or religion. Racism hurts many individuals, communities, and society. Experiencing racism has profound effects on our health and welfare. It can lead to people withdrawing from work or study and can hurt people’s dignity. Those who suffer from racism can be made to feel that they have less freedom, or are second class citizens.
How can we stop racism
Racism is a worldwide global issue and is happening around the globe daily. People of a different race or skin color are being outcasted from the rest or are being treated like second class citizens. People are being refused a job or apartment, simply because that person is of a different color and we are quick to judge and stereotype them.
Racism needs to stop and we need to treat everyone with equal respect regardless of who they are. And this starts with ourselves. We can make a big difference to those around us we meet even with one person. Don’t be too quick to stereotype or judge others.
how can we prevent racism and stop it
Eliminating racism, discrimination of a certain race or colour, or stereotyping, is simple. It starts with ourselves.We should treat everyone equally, regardless of race, language or religion. Lets not make fun of one practices they do in their religion, and respect them.Give everyone a equal opportunity at life, and dont stereotype or misjudge others just from the outside, without knowing their background.