Racism by: Alisson Alvarenga

Racism is the belief that human beings can be divided into races and that members of some races are inferior to members of other races. People who believe in racism are called racists.

I CHOSE RACISM AS MY GLOBAL ISSUE, BECAUSE IT IS AFFECTING THE WAY WE LIVE IN SOCIETY AND THE WORLD, THAT EVEN CHILDREN ARE INVOLVED. ALSO ONE OF THE REASONS I CHOSE RACISM IS BECAUSE I AM FROM EL SALVADOR AND HISPANIC PEOPLE ARE VICTIMS OF RACISM.

Actually one of the reasons why racism has increased is because the president of the united states is donald trump.

Racism is affecting people because if you go out and you are hispanic or people of color you are exposed to some people that are discriminating people because you are not white or because you don't speak their language.

ONE STATISTIC ABOUT RACISM IS THAT "African-Americans comprise only 13% of the U.S. population and 14% of the monthly drug users, but are 37% of the people arrested for drug-related offenses in America."

"A survey in 2011 revealed that 52% of non-Hispanic whites expressed anti-Hispanic attitudes."

I found interesting that Donald trump's mom was IMMIGRANT from Scotland.

One thing i can do to solve this problem is not being racist with people of color or even hispanic people, sometimes we are being racist with people of our same culture because of the way they dress or the way they talk.

A solution we can all do is by teaching children that we are all the same even if we have different skin color or different Culture. Another solution is become friends with people of different cultures. This solution will help so the next generation won't have prejudices about people of different cultures.

Glossary

  1. Discrimination: The act, practice, or an instance of discriminating categorically rather than individually.
  2. Ethnic: Of or relating to large groups of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background.
  3. Hatred: Intense dislike or ill will.

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