Racism in the Past, Present, and Future

Many people wonder when exactly racism came to be. It began with the colonization of African countries. When Africa was opened up to the rest of the world and Africans were exposed as people with darker skin; they were determined as less equal for their different nature. Even though they were both humans, there was a difference between black and white people. That is when it began; black people were treated as slaves and subjected to conditions unfit for any human. After years of fighting, liberation and democracy came into play and slavery was abolished. Suddenly there was a future where racism would be a thing of the past.

In present times, not much has changed. In fact, races have become more defined continentally where ‘white’ is specified into sub-groups of American, English, German, etc. Slavery is no longer with us, but there is still a great deal of unfair treatment of particular races. This is best shown by the police brutality against black people in the United States throughout the twenty-first century. This is fueled by issues of stereotypes; the Latina, Middle Eastern, and some Asian races suffer the effects of racism. However, because of liberation, there is a vast majority of people fighting for equal rights to all individuals.

However, the future of racism does not look to change because of the percentage that still believes that one race is supreme to the others. Unfortunately, there is still an enormous population of people who still believe in the separation of races, and if they continue on the path of discrimination, they may as well influence people around them and future generations to come. Therefore, if racism is to be curbed in the future, it would require people to be open minded, a task that has proven to be difficult and almost impossible.

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