I. Attention Getter: “Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn 't matter which color does the hating. It 's just plain wrong.” – Muhammed Ali (http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/racism
II. Listener Relevance and Identification: From the speeches you’ve heard from all people present, I’m sure you have observed the different blend of cultures we have here. It is great that this class appreciates diversity and does not discriminate anyone because of their ethnicity or colour.
III. Credibility: As an international student who is also black, I’ve witnessed many forms of racism and it appears to be as a problem that needs to be solved.
IV. Thesis statement: Racism in our society.
I will be focusing on racism and the general issues it raises . I will speak about its origin and its variations ,give examples and discuss the effect racism and how you and I can make a change
[First I’ll talk about what racism is and the history]
I. Main point #1 According to the American Heritage College Dictionary, racism has two meanings. Firstly, racism is, “The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.” Secondly, racism is, “Discrimination or prejudice based on race.” A. (First sub-point: description of problem) 1. History
Examples of the first definition abound. When slavery was practiced in the United States, blacks were not only considered inferior to whites but regarded as property instead of human beings. During the 1787 Philadelphia Convention, it was agreed that slaves were to be considered three-fifths people for purposes of taxation and representation. Generally during slavery, blacks were deemed intellectually inferior to whites. This notion persists in modern-day America. http://racerelations.about.com i. Facts: Students of colour are far
Bibliography: Articles: www.anti-racismonline.org http://www.racismreview.com/blog/category/statistics/ http://www.broken-chains.org/ http://racerelations.about.com