I. What is Racism?
A. Definitions for racism may vary.
1. Racism is being prejudice to a member of one race is essentially superior to members of the other races.
2. Racism is discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race.
B. There are several examples of racism in the United States and can go as far as school or maybe even the work place or just everyday life.
1. Millions of African American and Latino young people in the United States don’t get an education equal to that of most whites, partly because the urban schools they go to don’t have as much money as the schools in the white suburbs.
2. "A young Latino man I know has been stopped by the police many times while he was driving his car, when he had done nothing to break the law. They stopped him for apparently no reason and asked to check his license and registration and looked inside his car. I’m a white man. I’ve been driving for far more years than he has and have never been stopped under those circumstances." Studies across the country have shown that “African Americans were two to three times more likely to be pulled over and searched [while driving], yet no more likely to be engaged in any criminal activity than white Americans.” (The Covenant, 2006)
II. Racism has different effects on different people.
A. Racism can effect you psychologically.
1. Racism made black people afraid, feel useless, and unwanted.
2. Racism also makes people feel that have to adjust their surrounds so they want be unprotected.
3. Racism gives people have low self esteem, and they start feeling depressed.
III. What causes racism?
A. There are four different causes of racism.
1. The main cause of racism is stereotype.
a. Stereotype is generalizations about a group of people whereby we attribute a defined set of characteristics to this group.
1. An example of stereotype is the world thinks all Americans are forthcoming, generous and intolerant people. Or they think...