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Racism is a belief that one race or religion is superior to another. Some people believe that the colour of someone's skin and their ethnic origin, gives them certain characteristics.

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(a) (I) what is racism? Racism is a belief that one race or religion is superior to another. Some people believe that the colour of someone's skin and their ethnic origin, gives them certain characteristics. They believe it is possible to form a judgement about some one just by looking at someone. Racism takes different forms. There are violent racially motivated attacks. One of the most common examples of this is the KKK (Ku Klux Klan). The KKK is a large group of white people who believe that the white race is superior. They act out their hate of other races through violence. They are known to wear white robes and hoods and carry burning crosses. ...read more.

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The Apartheid took place in South Africa during the twentieth century. A system of a government was set up which was openly racist. In began in 1948 and it made laws which were designed to keep white people separated from the black people. It also gave white people privileges over black people. More suitable forms of discrimination are things like poor housing, employment, education, and treatment by society. The Apartheid was a classic example of this. Even though more than 70% of people in South Africa were black and fewer than 20% white, the white people took most of the land and made black people crowd into areas called 'home lands' which had poor quality housing, education and medical care. ...read more.

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They were sold to white families, and were treated as property. They could also be separated from their families permanently if their owners decided to sell them. The slave trade stopped when it became too expensive, and black people were free to live in countries where they had no money, no power, and were still considered inferior. Racism has continued to this day. Many people have a lack of understanding about other cultures and there for believe it to be inferior to their own. Some people are suspicious of other cultures or just don't like it because it different to theirs. Some people are racist because they see colour or ethnic origin as something to pick out, something that is different from them. ...read more.

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