Some people are racist because we are quick to judge, it could be by appearance,or personality.We also blame people by our problems,when we feel angry or frustrated, we often look for someone else to blame for our problems. As a community,we should accept and treat people equally,and if we see someone being racist to someone else we should go and help them,or if they are not being directly racist you can know they are being racist by looking how they act and how they treat people and the different ways the treat people .People who look or talk differently to us are an easy target.

For example,in the Wikipedia site “Racism” explains “Racism is the belief in the superiority of one race over another, which often results in discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity.” this illustrates how racism takes many forms and can happen in many places. It includes prejudice, discrimination or hatred directed at someone because of their color, ethnicity or national origin.

Another example is that people look after the people that are weak and can’t defend themselves,they dont always act racist by harming other people but they sometimes are racist by insulting them,  in the website “About racism” the author points out “. However, it doesn’t need to involve violent or intimidating behavior. Take racial name-calling and jokes. Or consider situations when people may be excluded from groups or activities because of where they come from.Racism can be revealed through people’s actions as well as their attitudes.Racism is more than just words, beliefs and actions. It includes all the barriers that prevent people from enjoying dignity and equality because of their race.It can also be reflected in systems and institutions.” This illustrates how people are so mean that they don’t care about other people’s feeling and they try to segregate people by color,ethnicity,religion,traditions,nationality, etc.

Ergo, people are racist because they feel as if other people they consider different may harm them so that’s why they segregate people by color,nationality,etc., nowadays there are associations that can help people that were excluded from places,events,etc.

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  1. Shaiquan Matthias 1 month ago

    Dear Tania
    I am excited about your post. ”Why are people racist?”.because… It gives me the exact information about why are people racist and how can people be racist ,Your post gives me the mindset that people has a lot of way to be racist. [for example ]
    Racism can be revealed through people’s actions as well as their attitudes .Racism is more than just words, beliefs and actions. It includes all the barriers that prevent people from enjoying dignity and equality because of their race. It can also be reflected in systems and institutions.because… It gives me the exact information about why are people racist and how can people be racist ,Your post gives me the mindset that people has a lot of way to be racist. ´
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is ´´Some people are racist because we are quick to judge, it could be by appearance,or personality.We also blame people by our problems,when we feel angry or frustrated, we often look for someone else to blame for our problems.´
    I think this is excellent because…Racism has different standards and a lot of people has a lot of reasons to be racist ,racism is not always about the color of your skin ,it can be about how you dress or how you carry yourself .
    Another sentence that i found was: “Ergo, people are racist because they feel as if other people they consider different may harm them so that’s why they segregate people by color,nationality,etc.,” This stood out for me because ….It gives me a understanding of how and why people are racist .
    Your post reminds me of something that happened to me.
    Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because…You really inspire me as a young black girl who has a long way to go and life and your post encouraged me to be strong and brave because people find a lot of ways to be racist and they have a lot of ways people can show racism.

  2. Kimani 1 month ago

    Dear Tania,

    I love the way how you explained why people are racist & how you used evidence and stated your sources. I indeed agree with you with the fact that the reason why people are racist is because we blame other people for our problems & we take our anger out on other people. We live in a society where we have to be more superior towards one another which causes racism among with prejudice discrimination.

  3. Nathaniel 1 month ago

    Dear Tania

    I am moved by your article, “Why are People Racist?,” You had a strong argument and you went in depth.One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “.Racism can be revealed through people’s actions as well as their attitudes.Racism is more than just words, beliefs and actions.” I think this is strongly worded and put things into perspective.Your post reminds me when I was in england and i was in the predominantly white neighborhood and I had the cops called on me because I look like i didn’t “belong”. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because post because you’re a good writer and you really put certain elements into perspective.

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