Racism and The Latino Community

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In this world we are constantly being categorized by our race and ethnicity, and for many people it’s hard to look beyond that. Even though in the past many stood up for equality and to stop racism and discrimination, it still occurs. In this nation of freedom and equality, there are still many people who believe that their race is superior to others. These beliefs are the ones that destroy our nation and affect the lives of many. The people affected are not limited by their age group, sex, social status, or by their education level. Their beliefs can cause them to attack other groups verbally or in silence and even reaching to the point of violence. All of this occurs because we can’t be seen as a “people”, but rather like “species” that need to be classified. An example of racism due to race and ethnicity as categories of identity is seen in the article written by Daphne Eviatar entitled “Report Finds Widespread Discrimination against Latino Immigrants in the South.” In this particular case white supremacy groups discriminate Hispanics that are both legal and illegal in the southern states of America, portraying several theoretical concepts. “Racism is the practice of discriminating against those alleged to be inferior, either intentionally of without awareness” (Liberman, 36). This is exactly what white supremacy groups such as the Ku Klux Klan are doing; they are targeting Latinos because of their ethnicity. These white supremacy groups see themselves as the superior race and see any other race or ethnicity as intruders that must be removed from the United States. These groups intentionally discriminate against Latinos that are immigrants and those that are legal, because they are inferior to them. The article “concludes... ... middle of paper ... ... fanaticism of terror. They torment the lives of millions in fractured nations around the world. These obsessions cripple both those who are hated and, of course, those who hate, robbing both of what they might become.” (Clinton, screen #1) Racism grows when immigrants come to the United States, because they are the target of discrimination for racist groups. Instead of cultures being able to come together, white supremacy try to tear them apart. It is so sad to see how Latinos are being discrimanted against, even to the point of rape. We have all have human right, legal or illegal, no one should take advantage of us. What surprised me the most is that in these southern states, no one seems to be standing up for these people being abused. These racist groups in my opinion should not exist, but they have and will continue to be a negative part of our nation.

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