What Are The Causes Of Racism In Sports

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Obed Mayienda Jared Chambers English 1301 November 24, 2014 Introduction In broad spectrum, racism refers to a belief that a particular race is superior to another because of their skin color, place of origin or religion. It may also be termed as discrimination against a particular group on grounds of color, cultural believes and religion. People tend to believe that a particular race is more important and superior than others both biologically and intellectually and therefore should never be treated as same (Berg 12). Racism is a vice that has existed since time immemorial and practiced widely in many nations. It is ugly, unwelcome and unacceptable vice that divides a nation in two or more groups, by treating some people as more important a that other thus creating hatred and enmity on racial backgrounds. This paper will strive to explain the causes of racism in societies and its impacts on people’s lives. The paper will further attempt to presents areas where racism is highly evident in sports and other…show more content…
With reference to racial segregation against African Americans, there were specific school and hospitals set for each group. Blacks and white were not supposed to mingle as blacks were viewed as a worthless race that needed to terminate (Kwate 45) No sexual relationship between black and white was allowed hence the two races could not marry. Blacks were assumed to be inferior both genetically and intellectually. Today, racial segregation continues to manifest itself in different forms, sports being among the major areas. In sports racism has worked to the disadvantage of the blacks who and races from less developed countries (Jarvie, 107) In fact looking at the most prestigious football clubs there is white dominance despite the blacks possessing equal talents and skills to the
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