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Racism Essay

  • Submitted by: LAM12
  • on December 15, 2008
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,161 words

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Below is an essay on "Racism" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

Racism is something that affects all people, something that comes in many different forms. Racism is known to people all over the world. Take our city of Edmonton for example; being a Canadian city we see people of all different races, because Canada is known for being one of the most cultural accepting places in the world. So you would assume that there isn’t racism in such an “accepting place” but that is a very wrong assumption. People would also assume that because places in Africa, like Cape Town, South Africa, over came the apartheid (which separated people based on the color of their skin) would not be socially biased when it comes to skin color but again that would be a wrong assumption. The United States has many a racist view point to so many cultures. Take for example the fact that if you are East Indian you are viewed as a terrorist. Or if you are of dark colored skin you are viewed as a thief or a criminal. Racism is something that is not simply the use of a crude word, it something that affects cultures, generations, people’s views, and it is something that not only hurts, but diminishes people’s sense of worth.
Canada is known around the world for being a culturally accepting country. A place that is accepting of those of all different races, you would think that a place being known for its multi-cultural environment would be free of racism. Being raised in Edmonton I have seen there are many cultures. We have a government that says it is accepting of those with different cultures and religions. There are in fact ESL (English as a Second Language) programs in schools across the city. This doesn’t change that fact that there are people who are discriminated against constantly because of their race. How many times in a day do you think that the average person in this city cracks a racist “joke” against the aboriginal people? Being a student in a “culturally accepting environment” I am aware of many cultures in our very own city, Chinese, Spanish,...

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