Many of us hold different views on the same. Racism’ is not restricted to an individual or group or a bunch of groups. In a narrow sense Racism shows the oppression by a specific individual or group of white to some other society or individual or group of non-white, however in a broader way the word holds much more than that of oppression. It is a worldwide issue that exists in all the continents and countries in different forms. A dominant and a dominated group, who are fighting over social rights, are largely found in racism. Racism had been geared off in ancient times when it was believed that the Ham, one of the three sons of Noah, was being cursed because he was black.
Since then the concept of racism started as it was said that dark-skinned people are cursed whereas white skinned people are good men in the world. Tops the list of places where Racism exists. Not only they oppress the blacks, but also they feel anyone who belongs to different nationality should be oppressed. Education, job, living or even politics, people from different nationality have witnessed racism at least once in their lifetime. Once ruled the world, UK still believes in racism. Racial discrimination is one such event that occurs often between Indians and English people.
Australians have a weird believe that if anyone from the rest of the world moves in their country, the person should stay there more than few years. Based on this believe in 2009, many Indians had to face immense issues while living in Australia. More than 23 cases in that year were filed on racial discrimination. The biggest issue in Japan is related to Muslim migrants. They think Islam does not match up with their culture and society. So they don’t allow Muslims to enter the country or their society. One of the Muslim dominated Asian countries that have immense issues between Shea and Sunni Muslims.
It is not about Black and White but about social status of two different communities. Another Asian country that has racism in all corners of the nation. Despite having diversity in the nation, still there are people who think Blacks are not worth when Whites are the backbones of the society. They often don’t like the foreigners who move in for employment in the country.
They still have hatred deep down for the non-whites and other nationalities. Individual Racism can be of many forms such as religion, skin colour, cultural heritage, prejudice and so on. Racists belonging to one culture can easily oppress another just because they think they are superior to them. Same thing happens in case of skin colour and religious believes. When a society or organisation promotes racism it is called institutional racism. There are some institutes that concentrate on white literature, there are societies where non-whites are discriminated and there are organisations where dark people still have to make an extra effort to get a job.