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Kelci Curreen

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Transcript of Racism

The definition of racism according to the Oxford English Dictionary
Definition of racism
[mass noun]
the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races:
theories of racism
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior
Hatred, fear and dislike of a person based on their physical appearance, culture and genetic make-up.
An unreasonable fear and hatred or dislike of foreigners, foreign things or people from another culture.
A belief that your race, ethnic group, religion, gender, sexual orientation, belief system or culture is superior to others.
The separation of humans into racial groups, based on appearance and genetic make-up.


On June 21, 1964, three young civil rights workers—a 21-year-old black Mississippian, James Chaney, and two white New Yorkers, Andrew Goodman, 20, and Michael Schwerner, 24—were murdered near Philadelphia, in Nashoba County, Mississippi. They had been working to register black voters in Mississippi during Freedom Summer and had gone to investigate the burning of a black church. They were arrested by the police on trumped-up charges, imprisoned for several hours, and then released after dark into the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, who beat and murdered them. It was later proven in court that a conspiracy existed between members of Neshoba County's law enforcement and the Ku Klux Klan.
This image shows how the Greeks were different from Negros.
Scientists compared the shape of the negro skulls to that of chimpanzees, trying to prove that they were directly related to monkeys and were less intelligent and evolved than greeks.
This proved that people of greek descent (white) were of a better race and therefore had more opportunities granted to them.

Rwandans were forced to carry identification cards by the Belgians who were controlling the country. They stated their ethnicity e.g Hutu or Tutsi, Gender, name, age profession and children's names. The ID cards became a tool for the Hutus and made it easier to identify a Tutsi during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
White supremacy was dominant in South Africa under apartheid from 1948 to 1994.
Nelson Mandela's open support of the previously white-dominated rugby fraternity when South Africa hosted and won the 1995 Rugby World Cup went a long way to repairing broken race relations.
Nelson Mandela was voted into power in South Africa in the 1994 elections. Hey played a key roll in stopping the Apartheid.
In the 1970s the Black Consciousness Movement was created by tertiary students influenced by the American Black Power movement. BC endorsed black pride and African customs and did much to alter the feelings of inadequacy instilled among black people by the apartheid system. The leader of the movement, Steve Biko, was taken into custody on 18 August 1977 and was beaten to death in detention.
In Nazi Germany, the white supremacy believed that the Aryan race was the master race. That was combined with a eugenics program that aimed for racial hygiene by using compulsory sterilizations and extermination of the Jews, gypsy's and gays, who Hitler believed were unworthy of life, which caused the Holocaust and WW2
Hitler made each person in Germany and other invaded countries, wear armbands, showing if they were Jewish, Black, Slavs, Nazi, Gay, mentally disabled or Jehovah's Witnesses, which made it easier to distinguish the people he thought, were from the inferior race.
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