Everybody jumped on him, beat the hell out of him.
Everybody had blood on their forearms.
He lost so much blood he turned white. He got.
what he deserved" (Ridgeway 167.).
The skinheads who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990,.
had no reason to brutally beat their victim other than the fact that he was.
Mexican (Ridgeway 167). Racism is objectively defined as any practice of.
ethnic discrimination or segregation. Fortunately, racial violence is.
steadily declining as the turn of the century approaches. Now a new form.
of racism, covert racism, has recently sprung from the pressures of.
political correctness. This new form of racism, although slowly declining,.
still shows signs of strong support (Piazza 86). Covert racism assumes a.
form of civil disobedience against politically correct thought and speech.
Essentially, covert racism is a "hidden" racism, or a racism not easily.
detected (Piazza 78). "Racism is still strongly prevalent in today's.
society" (Gudorf 3).
The three different basic forms of racism, open racism, violent racism,.
and covert racism all express forms of hatred towards distinct ethnic.
groups (Bender 47). These basic forms of racism, although different in.
form, all have the same main purpose, to promote racism.
Open racism expresses freedom of racial thought and speech. Open racists.
promote their views through strictly persuasionary tactics. This form of.
racism is allowed in our society because of the First Amendment. Open.
racism is currently almost nonexistent and steadily declining, because it.
is considered politically incorrect and socially unacceptable.
Violent racism promotes racism through violence, fear, and persuasionary.
tactics (Leone 49) This form of racism is not protected by the First.
Amendment because it promotes violence to express its ideas. Unfortunately.
many violent racial groups claim they do not promote violence, and.
therefore these groups are protected by the First Amendment because not.