Racism is a discrimination or prejudice directed against people who are in different belief, different skin color, and different background. It has been a major problem in society since 1950 until this day. (Devence, 2005) According to that, it has become a global issue. Human made wars against each other and killing each other because of our differences. There are some main reasons the cause this issue. However,
there are also effective solutions to it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Racism can cause really bad effects on a victim. Sometime, the victims can become angrier and more violent. It can destroy the respect from the others. It can destroy a bunch of people and create discrimination between each of us. “A Cornell News Service study” in 2009 researched about the effects of racism issue saying that racial discrimination can affect mental health. It resulted in many area of life such as family, friends, health, and finances. (Weebly, 2009) Everyone can be changed if they experience the discrimination. Racism can lead to depression, anxiety, and mental problem. Racism also affect to many big issues. For example In Australia, the Aborigines have lost much of their lands and they have been a victim of extreme prejudice. In, Asia Cambodians harbors extreme prejudice against the Malaysian. In Middle-East, the conflict between Israelis and the Palestinians still continue to exist. (Popular Issues, 2002)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">According those problems, racism has become a big issue in many multicultural countries such as American and Australia. However, there are some main reasons that cause racism which are fear, ignorance, and lack of self-love. (Democratic Underground, 2009)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">First is our fear. Human usually fear to loose what makes them who they are. It can be anything such as jobs, status, possessions, and personal importance. Human usually fear of being replaced by anyone who seem to be better than what they are.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Noppawat Toemsetthacharoen ID: 213210127</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Once someone is replaced by the other who is better than they are which can make them feel useless. Fear is the main cause of racism especially from loss, which can cause a person to see difference between two people and make them feel threatening of what they experience as the rights.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Second is the ignorance. This is also one of the main causes that keep racism still exist. Ignorance is the condition is being uneducated and unaware. A group of people won’t see anything wrong with their actions because they see their actions as correct, and when someone is doing the different thing from their actions, people start to ignore each other. (Weebly, 2009)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Last is the lack of self-love. People who are the most racist are more to be people who have lack of confidence, self-esteem, and self-love. A racist person will always show their negative feelings into the others. On the other hand, when people truly love themselves and appreciates who they are as a person, they can appreciates the others as well.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From those causes and effects of racism, there are still some solutions which can solve this issue. Spirituality and education are the most important way to change our view. People will truly understand the negative effects racism. The more educated people, the more aware of what they are, the more of what they are different from the others, the more they see themselves, and the more respect they have to the others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Racism is a feeling. This feeling is a representation of being worthless and being of failure. It can destroy the respect from the others which can lead to any big issues such violence and wars. The main causes are from our fear, ignorance, and lack of self-love. According to those causes and effects, Spirituality and education would be the best way to change people perception and find way to cope with our differences by keep noticing the negative effects of it.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">References</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Weebly (2009) Catholicism and Racism, Retrieved from http://catholicismandracism.weebly.com/</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Devence (2005). Racism Today. Retrieved from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Racism-Today-65858.html</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Popular Issues (2002), World racism – an international issue. Retrieved from http://www.allaboutpopularissues.org/world-racism-faq.htm</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Democratic Underground (2009), The Causes of Racism. Retrieved from http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389×6589799</p>
Causes of religious discrimination
Discrimination is defined as a decision or an act that negatively treats or even proposing to treat a group based on a certain grounds of ideology which they belong to, but not on their attributes. The prospects of discrimination are certain characteristics possessed by individuals or groups which should be protected and respected. Some of the possible grounds of discrimination are religion, age, gender, race, disability among others. Discrimination can conspire directly or indirectly. The primary purpose of this article, therefore, is to discuss the possible causes of religious discrimination between different religions in the whole world.
Religious discrimination is now a major challenge to many individuals and groups in the various countries. In line with this, it has been noted that different individuals or groups are going through unfair treatment than others in similar situations due to their religion or belief. These worse treatments they receive can be due to a one-off action or simply resulting from a rule or policy in place. Therefore, when one talks about religious discrimination, it means differently treating an individual or group based on their religion and religious beliefs and practices. Most of the religious discrimination have different causes in different countries all over the world.
To begin with, most of the religious discrimination is as a result of the partial teaching of religion reciprocity. It is true that all major religions around the world based their teachings on ethics of reciprocity. This happens to be the main rule in Judaism, Christianity and also in other religions. All these religions teach that their members should offer treatment that they would wish to receive back on them through their wordings are slightly different. In Christianity Jesus is using the example of a Samaritan who is not a Jew to define ones neighbor as the whole human race. Unfortunately enough, most of the faith groups seem to have failed in their job by assigning the range of the ethic to cover only their membership. They poorly interpret these ethics to only apply to fellow believers. Some even tend to exclude followers of different faith groups but of the same religion. This, therefore, proceeds into considering others to be of less value than one’s group and finalizing into real active discrimination.
Secondly, religion discrimination can also be caused by the attitude of exclusivity and cause of fear to the follower. This is to say that many religions emphasize on their fails teachings saying that they are the only true religion unique with true knowledge about God. Some of the faith groups even feed their followers with rumors that the followers of other groups are worshipping Satan or demons. Such teachings at the end put their followers in error, making them worship a false god. All these threatening teachings have been largely disseminated at the expense of accurate knowledge. The teachers of this knowledge have an attitude of excluding their members from other religious groups causing religion discrimination.
Besides, religious discrimination is also caused by lack of accurate knowledge among the members of different religious groups. It is unfortunate that even the essentials of world religions are not taught in many public schools. Most faith groups also do not include important studies in the education classes of their youths on other faiths. In conclusion, therefore, religious discrimination is a major area of concern all over the world which has made many individuals and groups to be unfairly treated as compared to others under the same situations. Many have been denied an opportunity and privileges available to others leading to their exclusion based on what they believe on and practices or their religion. Religious discrimination is therefore caused by a different factor like the incomplete teaching of religion reciprocity, the attitude of exclusivity. These entire factors have to lead to fear, rejection, hatred, and finally religion discrimination.