|How racism arise||
|Racism exists practically in all countries,
but in certain places and situations it is especially common. Some of the very common
reasons for racism to arise are fear or the need for a "scapegoat". If things
are going badly many peoples natural reaction is to blame somebody else. This is
exactly what often causes racism, if the unemployment is rising or the national economy is
very weak, many people will look for a scapegoat to blame, and in most cases they will
choose the people that they do not know, such as those with a different ethnical or
Racism is caused by fear
In some cases racism can generate such an enormous amount of anger that it can cause a war. The thing that causes this anger is mainly fear. Fear that the stranger will take your house, your job, your wife. You dont know who this stranger is, and he doesnt know you. To fight racism we have to get to know each other and learn more about each others cultures. We have got to share each others joys, but also learn that we often have the same problems and worries.
Photographer: Jacob Holdt
Racism or prejudice is as old as mankind. The fear of the unknown is a natural reaction. Throughout the history people have made borders and strong defences to keep strangers out. In the effort to keep strangers out people are developing still stronger and more effective weapons. This striving toward safety has started several wars and killed millions of people
? - Questions:
What causes racism?
How long has racism existed?
How can a racist person have the points of view that he does?
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Do you have any prejudices? If so, are any of them racist?
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