Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

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http://www.gbmnews.com/articles/1468/1/Why-Does-Racism-Still-Exist/Page1.html

This is an article questioning if racism still exist today. I felt the writer was too emotional invested in the article to answer with an unbiased response. He used mostly personal experiences to support his argument that racism still exist in the world. He believes racism will exist for ever and that there is racism hidden in all of us. The author believes racism is a result from conflicting religion and beliefs, which does generate hate, however, I believe there is a greater reason to why racism exist. I find that racism still exist just because of fear, fear from something you don’t know. Racism is more than just what color some one is, it’s what others have and how differently people view others for what they have.  I believe it’s fear of unknown, everybody scared of change. Fear is what generates racism in the world.

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Written by mzarandy1

September 14, 2009 at 3:24 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I agree that racism stems from something deeper than just differences in religion and beliefs. The author of this article pulled personal experiences to illustrate the racism he experiences, but it does seem too personal to be objective.

    samhag

    September 14, 2009 at 4:09 pm

  2. Fear has always been a large motivator for doing, saying, and thinking things that aren’t the norm. Fear of change, for example, is one reason why some might discriminate against those different than themselves. No one wants to be the odd man out. The author should have used more objective examples, but personal examples do help to give the reader more of an emotional pull into the subject.

    erom13

    September 15, 2009 at 10:19 pm


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