Presentation on theme: "What is racism? Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and moral traits are predetermined."— Presentation transcript:
What is racism? Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and moral traits are predetermined by his or her inborn biological characteristics. Racial separatism is the belief, most of the time based on racism, that different races should remain segregated and apart from one another.
Racism has existed throughout human history. It may be defined as the hatred of one person by another -- or the belief that another person is less than human -- because of skin color, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person. It has influenced wars, slavery, the formation of nations, and legal codes.
The most notorious example of racism by the West has been slavery, particularly the enslavement of Africans in the New World (slavery itself dates back thousands of years). This enslavement was accomplished because of the racist belief that Black Africans were less fully human than white Europeans and their descendants.
Negative Portrayal of Native Americans A Subtle Devious Approach
What Is Colorism? Colorism is often viewed as a problem that’s unique to communities of color. It occurs when minorities discriminate against those with darker skin than they have. For years in the black community, lighter skin was viewed as superior to darker skin. Anyone with skin color that was lighter than a brown paper lunch bag was welcomed into elite organizations in the black community, while darker skinned blacks were excluded.
Subtle racism Subtle racism doesn’t make the headlines that, say, reverse racism does, but it’s likely the form of discrimination that people of color most often experience. Victims of subtle, or covert, racism may find themselves snubbed by wait staff in restaurants or salespeople in stores who believe that people of color aren’t likely to be good tippers or able to afford anything expensive. Targets of subtle racism may find that supervisors, landlords, etc., apply different rules to them than they do to others. An employer might run a thorough background check on an applicant of color, while accepting a job applicant from a prospective white employee with no additional documentation. Racial prejudice is the driving force behind subtle racism.Racial prejudice
Stereotypes Feisty. Seductive. Intelligent. Used to describe individuals, the preceding adjectives pose no particular problem. Used to describe groups of people, however, these same adjectives may constitute stereotypes. What is a stereotype? Stereotypes are qualities assigned to groups of people related to their race, nationality and sexual orientation, to name a few. Because they generalize groups of people in manners that lead to discrimination and ignore the diversity within groups, stereotypes should be avoided.stereotype
Globalization and racism There’s a common myth that globalization means the end of unique and individual cultures, that we’re all being swept beneath a wave of cultural homogenization. Globalization is complex and in many cases it can serve to intensify local identities and make nations more protective of their cultures in the face of perceived external threat. The effect of globalization on things such as racism is therefore quite complex. Where globalization is seen as a beneficial force, people are apt to welcome foreign cultures; but when things go wrong and external factors are blamed by the media or the government then this can also cause xenophobia or racism.
Sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex.It usually refers to discrimination against women, although it can also apply to men. Sexist attitudes may stem from traditional stereotypes of gender roles, and may include the belief that a person of one sex is intrinsically superior to a person of the other. A job applicant may face discriminatory hiring practices, or (if hired) receive unequal compensation or treatment compared to that of their opposite-sex peers. [ Extreme sexism may foster sexual harassment, rape and other forms of sexual violence.stereotypesgender rolesunequal compensationsexual harassmentrapesexual violence
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