It breaks my heart to see so much racism in the 21st century. We’re all human- we bleed the same blood and have the same organs. The only thing that separates us is colour, and it doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, brown, red, pink. If we all love and care about each other, this world would be better.
Religion is not to blame for all hate crimes globally; religion does not promote hate crimes and all this killing. We all know that every race and religion has devils who want to commit crimes and hurt innocent civilians because they hate seeing how Western countries promote freedom and democracy.
Racism is still a problem in the 21st century.
Racism is still a problem in the 21st century. People of colour are still discriminated against and treated unfairly simply because of the colour of their skin. This is not only morally wrong, but it’s also illegal. Racism should have no place in our society, yet it continues to exist. This issue was brought to light again this week when two black men were arrested for sitting in a Starbucks coffee shop.
The men were waiting for a friend, but they were approached by police and asked to leave because they hadn’t purchased anything. When they refused to leave, they were arrested. This incident has caused outrage all over the country, and people are calling for a boycott of Starbucks. This is just one example of racism in the 21st century. Unfortunately, it’s happening everywhere – in schools, work, and social settings.
The history of racism
In America, racism can be traced back to the early 1600s, when the first enslaved Black people were brought over from Africa. The slave trade was legal and heavily regulated by the government for more than two hundred years. Racism continued to be institutionalized in America after slavery was abolished.
For example, Jim Crow laws were enacted in the late 1800s and early 1900s, which enforced segregation in all public areas, including schools, restaurants, and buses. Racism is also evident today in discrimination and hate crimes against people of colour.
According to a Southern Poverty Law Center report, 1,097 incidents of hate crimes were committed against black Americans in 2017 alone. Unfortunately, this is just a tiny snapshot of the pervasive racism in America and worldwide.
How racism is expressed today
In America, racism is often expressed through subtle actions or comments that imply one race is better than another. These microaggressions can be anything from making assumptions about someone’s intelligence or abilities based on their skin colour to using derogatory language when referring to people of colour.
Racism can also manifest as violence or discrimination against people of colour. For example, a recent study showed that black and Hispanic students are more likely to be suspended from school than white classmates, even when they commit the same offences. And while overt forms of racism are less common today than they were in the past, they still occur regularly. For example, last year, a black man named Simeon Booker was removed from a white-only train car in Alabama.
Racism in the workplace
There’s no denying that racism is still a prevalent issue today. And while it’s easy to see the blatant examples of racism in the world, it’s also present in more subtle forms in the workplace. For example, studies have shown that people of colour are often passed up for promotions and opportunities, even when they are more qualified than their white counterparts.
Additionally, people of colour can often be subjected to racist comments and treatment from their coworkers and bosses. This kind of discrimination can severely impact someone’s job satisfaction and performance. It can make them feel unwelcome and unvalued in their workplace, leading to decreased morale and productivity. If you experience racism at work, it’s essential to speak up about it.
Racism in schools
Racism in schools has always been a problem, but it seems to have gotten worse in recent years. Students of colour are often targets of racism, whether intentional or not. They can face discrimination from other students, teachers, and school staff. This can lead to isolation and a lack of belonging at school.
Students who experience racism at school often have lower grades and are more likely to drop out. They are also more likely to suffer from mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Racism in schools can have a long-term impact on student’s lives and prevent them from reaching their full potential.