Racism and Anti-Semitism

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Racism and Anti-Semitism:
Is it still A Problem in the United States?
Melody D. Rahimi
Dr. Fail
November 19, 2011

Racism and Anti-Semitism:
Is it still A Problem in the United States?

Racism and Anti-Semitism is an old debate. Although, most everyone thinks racism is objectionable, which ranges from cognitive, economic, or moral. Racism is the belief that human beings can be divided into races and that members of some races are inferior to members of other races. (Null, 2011). Anti-Semitism is prejudice against Jews. Racism and anti-Semitism is complex and still is a problem in the United States.


There are still racism and anti-Semitism crimes in the United States. In 2010, law enforcement agencies reported that 3,725 single-bias hate crime offenses were racially motivated. (Hate Crime, 2010). Of these offenses 69.8 percent were motivated by anti-black bias. 18.2 percent stemmed from anti-white bias. 5.7 percent were a result of bias against groups of individuals consisting of more than one race (anti-multiple races, group. 5.1 percent resulted from anti-Asian/Pacific Islander bias. 1.2 percent were motivated by anti-American Indian/Alaskan Native bias. The Anti-Defamation League's annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents recorded 1,239 anti-Semitic incidents across the United States in 2010, which represents a 2.3% increase over 2009. These included 22 physical assaults on Jewish individuals (down from 29 in 2009). There were 900 cases of anti-Semitic harassment, threats and events (up from 760 in 2009). Lastly, there were 317 cases of anti-Semitic vandalism (down from 422 in 2009). (Anti-Semitism, 2010). These statics show a slight increase in incidents and that racism and anti-Semitism still exists in the United States. There is still problem in the United States with racism and anti-Semitism. Racism and Anti-Semitism has existed throughout history.

Racism is defined as hatred towards another – the belief...
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