Aspects of Racism

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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.) A racist abuses biology to the devaluation of its victims. Cultural racism uses the cultural differences. It can be said that biological and psychological racism are always found in a combined form. This creates an absolute society of course. It should be noted that the term racism is in the context of its definition confusing and not correct, because it actually suggests that it is exclusively concerned with the devaluation of another ...

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...s 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.
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