Racism

http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/2012/03/25/week-4-make-it-global/ This is the week 4 student blogging challenge.

Racism is a problem that needs to be solved. To many people make fun of different races because it either makes them feel better about themselves or they like to see the reaction of the person. Being racist is worse than hurting someone physically. Emotional pain can cause someone to feel upset about themselves. If you abuse them too much they could commit suicide.

There is no difference between different races. The only difference is skin color. Being racist is a global thing., it happens everywhere, all the time. If you say something racist to a person some people will take action. Others don’t like racism either, even if they aren’t the one getting  picked on.

If you were getting made fun of you wouldn’t like it. You would feel bad about yourself and think you are different. A scripture says in the bible, “Treat others as you would want to be treated.” Other races have the same rights as we do. Back then white people were really mean to the black people. Martin Luther King Jr. stood up for the black people and got the rights they deserved.

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) learned about racism and the effects it has on people. http://www.understandingrace.org/home.html tells everything you need to know about racism. Check out their website for videos and more.

http://www.un.org/WCAR/ also talks about racism. They talk about the human rights and how we can help. We can help says the site by stopping people from saying racist things and not do it ourselves.

I learned how bad and brutal being racist can be. I learned how racism started, it started by people trying to make themselves look better or put themselves above others. It also started by people who thought of one little difference as a big difference. You can also learn what I learned by looking more into racism.

 

One thought on “Racism

  1. I find it very inspiring that you chose this topic to blog about. You are right, people do need reevaluate the meaning and what come with the word race. I did not know how the word race began until I watched your video. I know all about slavery in not only blacks, but the Japanese, Chinese, etc. It is wrong to view someone based solely on their color. People are more than just skin deep, people have personalities, morals and values. Physical characteristics are not the only appearance someone has. Someone can be a different “race” and still have the same interests, morals and values as you do. I really enjoyed reading your blog and watching your video, I look forward to more!

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