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Aspects of Racism

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Aspects of Racism Today we live in a multicultural society, which means a nation is made out of several ethnic groups, with different cultures. But why was there xenophobia and racial hatred between peoples and why does it still exist? What really is "foreign", and what effect does it have on young people and young adults. And the most important question is: What is racism? I will in the course of my essay examine these issues. Firstly, I would like to define the term racism generally and talk about its characteristics: Racism is an ideology that uses real or fictitious differences between two ethnic groups for the benefit of the Prosecutor and for the detriment of the victims. Racism wants the victims to ascribe to all kinds of bad properties, to prove their negativity and shows the positivism of the prosecutor at the same time. Racism is an absolute ideology, because it explains the differences for definitive and in general. For example, all coloured people are for all time inferior to the white population in mental capacity. This attitude always causes, therefore, a hierarchy of the society. It justifies and legitimizes an injustice against the victims group. We differentiate several types of racism. The biological racism relates, as its name suggests, to biological differences (skin colour, skull shape, etc.) ...read more.

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They had to split them from the white population. This separation is expressed in different levels: Firstly on the political level, there are the black's and the white's rights; the electoral law is not included in the Black's rights. The 2nd Level is the separation of the country in predominately white and little black country. The education sector was also separated, while the black, in contrast to the whites, had bad institutions. As 3rd Level there is public apartheid in all sorts of public areas (sports, church, hotels, restaurants, the beach, in parks, etc.). The 4th Level of separation is the prohibition of sexual interaction between white and black. Of course the blacks did not endure that discrimination without any resistance. In the 50s civil disobedience campaigns were organised following the example of Gandhi. The system of apartheid was actually still left through the suppression of resistance. A law to that end was the so-called Communism Act, which was directed against anyone, who represented or promoted communist goals. Therefore all the movements against the regime were dismissed as "communist". The system broke under the liberation movement, led by Nelson Mandela in 1994. Racism in Germany In the following I would also like to report on racism and xenophobia in Germany, explaining the causes, but also discuss the measures which have been opposed. ...read more.

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That does, of course, not mean that there is no racism as adults. The inner balance will be destroyed by other conditions such as a poor economic situation in which the stranger is seen as a competitor. Defeat of racism by the integration of foreigners Integration is not the complete assimilation of foreigners but it means to prevent the segregation between residents and foreigners. Any foreigner should have the same opportunities in the labour market and not just get poorly paid professions for which the residents feel too good for. Because of this financial inequality foreigners are only able to stay in poor accommodation, a kind of ghetto formation would be inevitable, therefore the native people find the foreign nationals as an even greater threat. In addition to this social integration is the cultural imperative. Of course you cannot reach the one without the other. Cultural integration is not the complete assimilation of immigrants but can be defined as accepting of cultural differences while agreeing on a common culture (common language, common education, ...). At the end of my essay I would like to mention that we should all fight against racism. Through the isolation of an ethnic group from the other, we prevent that "fresh blood flows into this". Therefore a degeneration process is inevitable. We should also battle against it, because racism is definitely against the top human rights and it is also a danger for the whole humanity. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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