Essay on RACISM TODAY

English_Master February 19, 2016 No Comments
RACISM TODAY “… Everybody jumped on him, beat the hell out of him… Everybody was hitting him or kicking him. One guy was kick­ing at his spine. Another guy hitting on the side of the face-He was unconscious. He was bleeding. Everybody had blood on their forearms. We ran back up the hill laughing… He should have died… He lost so much blood he turned white. He got what he deserved.” The skinheads, who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990, had no reason to brutally beat their victim other than the fact that he was Mexican. Racism is objec­tively defined as any practice of ethnic discrimination or seg­regation. Fortunately, racial violence is steadily declining as the turn of the century approaches. Now a new form of rac­ism, covert racism, has recently sprung from the pressures of political correctness. This new form of racism, although slowly declining, still shows signs of strong support. Covert racism assumes a form of civil disobedience against politically cor­rect thought and speech. Essentially, covert racism is a “hid­den” racism, or a racism not easily detected. “Racism is still strongly prevalent in today’s society. The three different basic forms of racism, open racism, violent racism, and covert racism all express forms of hatred...
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