What Is Racism?

Kevin Kes
Dr. Kirk
Composition 1010
August 30, 2015
What is Racism?
Merriam-Webster defines racism as “the belief that some races of people are better than others.” The difference between racism and discrimination is that racism is solely based on race while there are many different forms of discrimination. Racial profiling has become common in the western half the world. What is meant by the western half of the world is Europe and the United States of America (U.S.A.). Racism has integrated religion into it, which can mainly be explained by an example racial behavior against Arabs occur predominantly, because of their religious views (Islam) because of the rise of “Islamic fundamentalism and fundamentalist groups”, such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Racism is one of the worst characteristics in human beings
Another example of racism predominantly in the States maybe to a lesser degree now than a few decades ago, is that between European descendant Americans and African Americans. However racism between these two groups are starting to heat up again because of the recent police shootings of unarmed African American teenagers across the U.S. One example of an extremist organization in U.S is the Ku Klux Klan. In Holland, the main extremist group is a political faction which is the PVV led by Geert Wilders. There is absolutely no justification for racism “in the eyes of God we are all created equal”, as stated in all the three holy books (Bible, Qur’an, and Torah).
Neo-Nazism is on the rise again with all the refugees entering into Europe because of problems in their countries. Some of the main causes are refugees from Syria, Palestine, and Africa to Europe and as stated earlier the rise of the Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East. An example of racial hatred in Europe occurred during the collapse of the former Yugoslavia, when Serbs and Croats were ethnically cleansing their countries, targeting minorities in particular Bosnian Muslims, which led to a war...