Defining Racism: Discrimination

765 Words4 Pages
Dictionaries have their own way of defining words, same goes to ‘racism’. In accordance with the, racism is briefly defined as a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others. Similarly, oxford dictionary defines racism as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. Though these meanings seem abundant, racism can be discussed from different other aspects. In this world where the racism is based on…show more content…
Not only adults or youngsters, racism has its disastrous and horrible effects on a child as well. It has been studied that black children are much more likely to be suspended and expelled from school than white children. These behaviors will leave a scar on kid’s brain which he may never be able to mend. In addition, a person has to face problems just because he is an Asian or African or any other race, or his color of skin is black or brown, or he is a Muslim or a Jew or a Hindu, or he is a poor. World finds every little things to single out peoples, which should be forestalled because, simply, it is…show more content…
It degrades the quality of a unit, be it large or small. I believe racism is initiated in a family with discrimination between a son and a daughter, and can also be ended by a family. The family teaches a child to despise other race who they think have negative influence which passes onto the next generation, so if this can be stopped, racism can be controlled from a family. When we are growing up, many sources like media, internet, etc. put the idea of racism in our head. Media highlighting the news by including color in their news to increase their worth and to sound better seriously affects the mind. Racism begins when the people of different race lack the knowledge of other races. The better understanding of each other, respect among each other, controlling media, and keeping positive stuffs in the brain of a child will help mitigate racism and its

More about Defining Racism: Discrimination

Open Document