RACISM we need to stop it! We need to crush it!
Racism, Discrimination, and Intolerance...Let's ask ourselves this question, when a black man or woman, Hispanic man or woman, gay man, lesbian woman, transgender man or woman, Indian, Muslim, Catholic, Jewish, fat, skinny, short, tall, handicapped etc. you pick the group says they feel discriminated against or racism how can you question it? Here is a indisputable fact, you can not ever know what it feels like to be black, white, Jewish, Muslim, fat, gay etc. UNLESS YOU ARE ONE, PERIOD. How can you not understand that we must listen to the voices in pain that their perception is their reality. Sometimes the truth is secondary to their perception. Let's listen. Speak Up Say Something to get to common ground and understanding so we can move forward.
Racism involves prejudice and discrimination based upon perceived ideas about thebiological differences between people. Racism can emerge in social beliefs and practices, or in political systems that differentiate between people based on racial or ethnic qualities. It involves the assumption that people of a particular race share inherent traits, abilities and qualities, and often that people of different races deserve different kinds of treatment within society. The term is used in a negative sense, and is often associated with practices such as prejudice, violence, discrimination and oppression based on racial differences.
Another way of interpreting racism facts is to consider not just conscious forms of discrimination, but also unconscious prejudices and stereotypes. This means that to make a generalization about someone based on their race or ethnicity, for example in a paradigm such as “All white people do X, all black people do Y”, is also inherently racist. This form of racism is much more pervasive and difficult to define, and can occur in forms such as institutionalized discrimination, racism within social and economic stratification, and the propagation of racial and ethnic stereotypes in the media.