Racism is one of the most damaging forms of hatred that has existed for many decades in the United States and all over the world. There has been a lot of talk over the last few years over the question of racism. Some believe that racism is dead, while others believe that racism is not dead. The truth is that racism does still exist but it is a new from of racism that is occurring today and many people are not aware of how much it still exists in our schools workforces, and anywhere else where social lives are occurring. It is obvious that racism isn't as bad it was many decades ago but it surely has not gone away. Racism is still around, but not as an overt form as the forms of the past. It's a new form of racism, which is called covert racism.
If the answer has not become obvious to this point, racism is not dead today. According to Kane, racism is playing a big role in today's society. What is racism? "It is hatred of one person by another -- or the belief that another person is less than human -- because of skin color, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person" (Perry 2). Majority of society believes that racism isn't as extreme as it was before and will continue to decrease as the coming generations grow up because of the diversity in today's society. Immigrants from all over the world, especially from Asia, Europe, and South America have migrated to the United States in the last decade. According to Gibson, roughly 85 percent of racial and ethnic minorities have increased the nation's population growth over the last decade. Racism has changed and is now more complex yet less accepted. Before, overt racism was blatant; people would say racial slurs to African Americans by calling them the "N" word openly and segregating them from others. Now since that is less acceptable covert racism is used by committing less noticeable acts to minorities by giving them less pay rate or ignoring them.