Racism Essay - John Kontogiannis English 103 Racism Topics...

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John Kontogiannis English 103 9-19-08 Racism Topics in the United States Racism can be described as the belief of populations or groups based on a person’s characteristics or beliefs. Racism had become a major problem in the United States during the Colonial era. When thinking about Racism the first thing that comes to mind is hate crime. There are many examples of hate crimes around the world. Hate crimes that a person may encounter on an everyday bases are verbal abuse or insults, damage to property, and physical assault. From my experiences, many times racism begins by verbal abuse or insults. They are usually insults referring to nationality, beliefs, and sex. For example, Caucasians, African Americans, and Hispanics all have many differences and will likely disagree with multiple topics. Similarly, beliefs can be another reason a person may encounter racial tension. The Holocaust was an excellent example, Adolf Hitler the German politician has one of the most famous acts of racial discrimination by completely committing genocide of Jews. In which he
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