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Blayre Meligan Racism is commonly defined as a “belief or doctrine where inherent biological differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, with a corollary that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.” In its modern form, racism evolved with European exploration and conquest of much of the rest of the world, and especially after Christopher Columbus reached the Americas. As
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Unformatted text preview: new people were encountered, fought, and subdued, theories about "race" began to develop. These theories helped many to justify the differences in position and treatment of people whom they categorized as belonging to different races. Many wars, such as the Indian Wars and the Civil War, have been racially motivated....
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