What Did Racism Look Like During The Elizabethan Era

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Specific Topic: The Changing views of Racism in Modern America and its relationship to the Racist movement during the Elizabethan Era Hook: Modern alternatives are often based in social observations of biological differences between people. These can take the form of social actions, practices or beliefs, or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as fundamentally superior or inferior to each other, based on presumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities. It may also hold that members of different races should be treated differently. Background Information: Merriam Webster Dictionary defines racism as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race” Body Paragraph 1: Topic Question/Sentence: What did racism look like during the Elizabethan Era? Introduction of Evidence: The Elizabethan Era started in 1485, when the War of Roses ended. The Elizabethan era ended in 1603. This time was considered to be the Golden Age. Evidence: During Elizabethan era, other races were overlooked. . At first, black people were seen as very interesting creatures and were brought to England as people without rights. At that time, racism was more common and cruel. It was common to single out North and West Africans out…show more content…
They try to decrease the amount of discrimination people face and they try to make a change for citizens. Even though these organizations exist and overt racism isn't as common anymore, there are also things that have not changed, like the racist thoughts and racist comments people still have in mind. Although these are more difficult to eliminate, there have been other positive changes to race

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