Racism is a term which involves the idea that one’s own race is superior to another and therefore has the right to control that other race. This theory was what was practiced throughout the entire era of the Holocaust. However, instead of continuing the common practice of degrading the Jewish race and grouping them into their own community, the people of Germany who were later to be known as the Nazi Party decided to follow their leader’s orders of completely exterminating the Jewish race, along with others such as gypsies and chzecoslevakians. This beginning thought of creating a superior German race quickly turned itself into a persecution and genocide of the Jewish community and many others. It is reported that this massacre which occurred only sixty years ago killed an estimated total of nine million people.
Racism existed thousands of years ago and still resides in our communities to this day. Whether societies see it or not, the problem will always be there. It is just a matter of how the problem is dealt with. Many choose indifference. They hear about the crisis and could even experience it firsthand. However, because it is not directly affecting them, they choose to walk away and ignore it. This was something which commonly happened throughout the... [continues]
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