Racism5 Essay

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What is racism?

Racism is the mistreatment of a group of people on the basis of race, colour, and
religion. The term racism may also mean a blind and pointless hatred, envy or prejudice.

Some expressions of racism are obvious, such as graffiti, intimidation or abuse.
Racial and ethnic slurs or "jokes" are other examples of obvious racial discrimination.
But these are often ignored because people do not know how to deal with them.

Other expressions of racism are subtler, such as discrimination in offering jobs, letting flats and admission to clubs.

What is meant by discrimination? stereotype? prejudice?

DISCRIMINATION is the denial of equality based on personal characteristics, such as race
and colour. Discrimination is usually based on prejudice and stereotypes.

STEREOTYPE means "set image". When applied to people, stereotyping refers to forming an
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