Race Is Not What You Are Essay

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The term race usually refers to the concept of dividing humans into populations based on various sets of characteristics. I believe that some of the most widely used human racial characteristics are usually based on visible traits like skin color, facial features, and even hair color. I particularly liked this quote form the movie, “Race is not what you are, but who you are.” I like this quote because we should not judge people on what they look like, but who they are as a person instead. I think one should get to know who someone is before they judge them of their race. Over the last century, mankind has made significant increases in the fight against discrimination and racism. People such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Susan B. Anthony have made progress in this fight. I believe that one would be completely ignorant to say racial discrimination does not exist today. It is a harsh realization to see that racial discrimination still goes on in today's society. Everywhere you go there is racism, sexism, and violence because of racial discrimination. Look at our school for instance; you can easily pick out which race is the majority. When it comes to a city, most…show more content…
I agree with the film in that we all are vulnerable to racism partly because of the lack of information everyone has. I think that more informational things about race should be out there and easily available to everyone. I also believe that it does not help if you believe that you are not racist and you do not do anything to show that. Another quote that I liked from the movie was “Racism is like cancer; we must treat it and find a cure.” With that I believe that everyone including myself should openly and encouragingly talk about racism and try to learn from others. I think that if people did this racism would be less of a problem in the world
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