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Problems of ethnicity and race in the modern world

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Problems of ethnicity and race in the modern world Ethnicity Human community defined by racial affinities, linguistic, cultural, etc. Race Each of the groups that are subdivided into species whose biological differential characters are perpetuated by inheritance. What are recent developments on the subject of race relations? Racial tolerance continues to be a clear trend in American society. In fact, during the past six years there has been a significant positive change in the perceptions of both African Americans and whites regarding the present state of race relations. The changed attitudes have reached the point where an African American is now the Democratic candidate in the 2008 Presidential race. Many of the issues that are presently important to racial minorities are issues faced by low income Americans generally, for example access to affordable health care and quality education.

The 2008 Democratic platform is remarkably silent on the issue of race - a significant departure from past platforms. What racial issues exist at present? The current new wave of immigration in the United States involves people of color, primarily Hispanic.

Under current population projections, non-Hispanic whites will constitute a bare majority of the population.

Poverty is endemic to both Hispanics and blacks; many have zero net worth. The targeting and mistreatment of ethnic minorities is a recurrent theme in modern world history.

The "ethnic cleansing" practiced by Serbians in Bosnia is a recent example. The most profound cataclysmic event was the systemic massacre of Jews by Nazi Germany.

In fact, many European countries have demonstrated very high levels of intolerance especially toward immigrants of color who have entered their workforces in recent decades.

Throughout much of the 20th century, Australia practiced an exclusionary immigration policy which targeted all non-Caucasians.

Racism was institutionalized by apartheid in South Africa until the 1990's. In contrast, the United States experience (which includes a high-casualty civil war prosecuted by whites) appears enlightened if imperfect. What about racism in other countries? TOP 20: MOST RACIST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD 1. United States
2. Spain
3. South Africa
4. Israel
5. Rwanda
6. England
7. Argentina
8. Russia
9. Germany
10. Austria
11. Nordic (Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark)
12. The Baltic countries (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)
13. Switzerland
14. Chile
15. Australia
16. Canada
17. Dominican Republic
18. France
19. China
20. Japan

Continuation of TOP 20: MOST RACIST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD References Conclusion Although that racism is not as prevalent as it was in the past, should not be ruled out that currently still exists. We must realize and understand that we are all equal. No matter what race or ethnicity we belong, everyone deserves the same rights and privileges. Introduction In our history, there was too much racism worldwide. We know that the story has changed a lot and it is no longer seen as much racism in the past. Then we will see if racism is resolved or continues to this very day. “Race and Ethnic Policy Issues”. News Batch. S.e. Updated July 2008. http://www.newsbatch.com/race.htm. December 2, 2012.

Shah, Anup. “Racism”. Global Issues. S.e. Last Updated Sunday, August 08, 2010. http://www.globalissues.org/article/165/racism. December 5, 2012.

“Top 20: Los países mas racistas del mundo”. Blog Spot. S.e. May 9, 2010. http://septimaguerramundial.blogspot.com/2010/05/top-20-los-paises-mas-racistas-del.html. December 9, 2012.
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