Throughout this essay I will prove how racism affects people, and how to try to stop this. Racism is the belief that a race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. A racist is someone who is racially prejudice and discriminating. .
I believe that racist beliefs stem out of ignorant and stereotypical views of a race that have been passed down through generations. If the people are taught and educated about different cultures, they will not fear what is different. .
On December tenth 1948 in the Palis de Chaillot in Paris, the United Nation's General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The document is made up of thirty articles, which deal with a series of basic human rights and duties. .
It states " The declaration is a common standard of achievement for all peoples and nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the people of member states themselves and among the people of territories under their jurisdiction." .
However this is not always the case, infraction to the human rights code are all too often practiced, today as much as 50 years ago. War crimes in the former Yugoslavia, terrorist acts in the Gaza strip, Political prisoners in China, female genital mutilation in orthodox Muslim communities are all too common. However the message this document stands for is one for the universality of man and womankind alike. It tells of such basic rights as freedom and life that are owed to every human being regardless of the language they speaks or the race they are born into. .
Since the early development of society in the United States, racism has always been a divisive issue faced by communities on a political level.