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I have chosen to carry out my investigation on 'racism'. The hypothesis I have set myself is 'Racism is Wrong'.

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GCSE Humanities Coursework "Racism is wrong" I have chosen to carry out my investigation on 'racism'. The hypothesis I have set myself is 'Racism is Wrong'. The reason why I have chosen 'Racism' as a part of my investigation is because I have gone through racial harassment and I feel that me being able to do this coursework will let me speak my mind about racism and talk about it in more detailed manner. This means that I will be able to write down my experiences. I personally believe that racism should be eliminated through all walks of life. Be it someone's religion, skin colour or even what language they speak 'racism is wrong' I will use a variety of research methods to help me. To research my sub questions I have decided to use a mixture or research techniques, for this sub question "what is racism?" I used the Internet. And found it useful because it has a large amount of information that can stretch to the other side of the world. It is also quick and easy, and has both sides of the argument and also is up to date. But the information has to be read carefully and certain relevant pieces have to be selected for use. What is racism? ...read more.

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The racist preys on its victim much like a predator. The racist finds that the weaker ones are more of a target, as they will do little to fight back. The racists target their victims because they say that have a reason, in most cases racists base their beliefs on prejudices and stereotypes. They don't want to take in the other side of the point. For example the right wing Neo-Nazi group BNP. (The videos off the BNP website are primary evidence. They showed what happened. They also could be biased because of the BNP's views) What are racists trying to achieve? For this sub question I have used the Internet. The BNP's webpage shows the views of people that want a British Britain. The BNP gives a more radical ways of running the country. People in Britain frequently get angry about the amount of immigrants that flee to our country. Whites who are in opposition to the immigrants usually argue that they have occupied the jobs from them. When the 1991 census was carried out 94% of the population was white, the immigrants couldn't possibly be talking all the good jobs. (This information is out of date, its not primary evidence. And within a decade the population has gone up and so have the ethnic minorities) for example the BNP, this is a far right group. There beliefs are near racist. ...read more.

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The next issue was to do with the police complaints procedure; the report recommended that the police and local authorities adopt a new definition of a racial incident. "A racist incident is any incident which perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person" Also the stop and search was an issue as it was mostly ethnic minorities that got stopped and searched. Yes there are still problems with racism, a person had to die before the government set an inquiry. But the government has improved the law. According to my research on the law, Yes the race relations act says you cannot be discriminated against because of your race, colour, nationality or citizenship or your ethnic background ect... Finally the law protects you against racial discrimination. There are still many problems concerned with racism, but the government is reaching its targets/goals. Coloured people are a part of our lives, although they are the minority, they deserve to be treated just like everyone else. Younger people don't see racism as a problem and they can look beyond somebody's skin. But unfortunately the young children have to grow up around people who have these racist views about black and asian people. If racism continues to thrive then the younger generations will take the information for granted and straight away will judge a black or asian person upon what skin colour they have. In my opinion racism is very wrong and immoral and shouldn't be accepted! Sanjay Patel ...read more.

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