Racism needs to be stopped in the U.S because; it leads to violence, it shows stupidity, and it and it lowers self-esteem ands values. The year is 2006 and we as a people are more united than ever, unfortunately there are still far too many people out there who think in such a narrow-minded way. Hate, prejudice, discrimination, fascism, and racism are a threat to human civilization. Considering eachother less because of some meaningless properties like skin-color, religions, etc.. is something that has to be stopped. But differences are to be praised, and not feared, and in the end, we all share a common thing: we are all human. Racism should be stopped, and education is the key, racism should not be fought with hate like some anti-racism groups do, because then you make the same mistake. Let us learn from the past, let us learn from terrible tragedies like World War II and let's be the first generation to ban racism for ever.
First, the dangers of racism should be stopped at school, at home, and in the work place. A perfect example of the dangers of racism is Police work, because many officers use unecessay excessiv force. For those people who feel racism is not a factor in causing the use of excessive force, here is a startling fact. In Tampa Bay, Florida, five men died while in the custody of the Tampa Bay police Department. The thing is, the Tampa Bay Police Department is made up of mostly white officers, but of the five men who died, none where white. Four of the five men that died where African Americans, and the other man was a Mexican, these men were beat to death with clubs, flash lights, and one was even bashed in the head with a lamp we have to put a stop to loss of innocent lives.