Racism

Racism is a belief that one race is superior to another, and it has been a part of human history for a very long time. People have used this belief to justify harmful actions against others, including enslavement, discrimination, and violence.

One form of racism is antisemitism, which is the discrimination against Jews. This has a long history, going back thousands of years. In the ancient world, Jews were often mistreated by the people around them, simply because they were different.

Another group of people who have experienced racism are First Nations people. These are the native peoples of countries such as Canada and the United States. They have often been treated unfairly by the people who came to their lands, and their cultures and traditions have been suppressed.

Colonization is another way in which racism has been used to harm people. During the Age of Exploration, European countries began to take over land in other parts of the world, such as Africa and Australia. This led to the exploitation of the people who lived on those lands, and many were forced to work for the colonizers or were killed.

All of these forms of racism have had serious consequences for the people who have experienced them.

Sources & Resources

  1. “A Brief History of Racism in the United States” by the Anti-Defamation League – https://www.adl.org/education/resources/backgrounders/a-brief-history-of-racism-in-the-united-states – A timeline of significant events in the history of racism in the United States, from the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in 1619 to the present day.
  2. “A Short History of Racism in Asia” by the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon – https://www.apano.org/a-short-history-of-racism-in-asia/ – An overview of the history of racism in Asia, including the role of colonialism and the impact of racial hierarchies on marginalized groups.
  3. “History of Racism” Wikipedia page – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_racism – An overview of the history of racism and its various forms, including slavery, segregation, and discrimination.
  4. “The History of Racism” by the Southern Poverty Law Center – https://www.splcenter.org/20120829/history-racism – An in-depth examination of the history of racism, including its origins, the various forms it has taken, and its impact on society.
  5. “The History of Racism in Asia” by the Asian Pacific American Law Journal – https://www.apalj.org/2019/06/06/the-history-of-racism-in-asia/ – An examination of the ways in which racism has manifested in Asia throughout history, including the impact of European colonialism and the persistence of racial stereotypes.
  6. “The History of Racism and Its Effects on People of Color” by the American Psychological Association – https://www.apa.org/topics/racism/history – An overview of the history of racism and its impact on the mental health and well-being of people of color.
  7. “The History of Racism and Its Impact on Education” by the National Museum of African American History and Culture – https://nmaahc.si.edu/articles/history-racism-and-its-impact-education – An exploration of the ways in which racism has impacted education throughout history, including segregation, discrimination, and cultural biases in the classroom.
  8. “The History of Racism in Japan” by Japan Powered – https://www.japanpowered.com/japan-culture/history-racism-japan – A look at the history of racism in Japan, including the discrimination faced by minority groups such as the Ainu and the Burakumin, and the role of colonialism and nationalism in shaping racial attitudes.
  9. “Racism in South Asia: A Brief History” by the South Asia Solidarity Group – https://www.southasiasolidarity.org/articles/racism-in-south-asia-a-brief-history – An overview of the history of racism in South Asia, including the impact of colonialism and the ongoing struggles for racial justice in the region.
  10. “The History of Racism in China” by China Briefing – https://www.china-briefing.com/news/history-racism-china/ – An examination of the ways in which racism has manifested in China throughout history, including the impact of colonialism and the persistence of racial stereotypes.

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