Racism Today


"...Everybody jumped on him, beat the hell out of him... Everybody was hitting
him or kicking him. One guy was kicking at his spine. Another guy hitting on
the side of the face... He was unconscious. He was bleeding. Everybody had
blood on their forearms. We ran back up the hill laughing... He should have
died... He lost so much blood he turned white. He got what he deserved"
(Ridgeway 167.)

The skinheads who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990,
had no reason to brutally beat their victim other than the fact that he was
Mexican (Ridgeway 167). Racism is objectively defined as any practice of ethnic
discrimination or segregation. Fortunately, racial ...

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in today's society" (Gudorf 3).
The three different basic forms of racism, open racism, violent racism,
and covert racism all express forms of hatred towards distinct ethnic groups
(Bender 47). These basic forms of racism, although different in form, all have
the same main purpose, to promote racism. Open racism expresses freedom of
racial thought and speech. Open racists promote their views through strictly
persuasionary tactics. This form of racism is allowed in our society because of
the First Amendment. Open racism is currently almost nonexistent and steadily
declining, because it is considered politically incorrect and socially
unacceptable. Violent racism promotes racism through violence, fear, and
persuasionary tactics (Leone 49) This form of racism is not protected by the
First Amendment because it promotes violence to express its ideas.
Unfortunately many violent racial groups claim they do not promote violence, and
therefore these groups are protected by the ...

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