Racism is one of the oldest and most reprehensible forms of crime, which manifests itself in discrimination against people based on their racial or national origin. It is expressed through statements, actions, or policies that divide people. Racism creates prejudices and demonizes others, leading to a lack of access to equal rights, economic benefits, justice, employment, and other social opportunities. Despite the progressiveness of modern society, many people still become victims of racism. It pervades all areas of life and harms people of different races.
Racism can manifest itself both at the state level and at the level of interpersonal relations. For example, the manifestations of racism can threaten the health and lives of people of color (Bohonos and Sisco 90). Moreover, I recently came across an article that pointed out that doctors often ignore pregnant women of color, and their health complaints are not taken seriously. I was deeply dismayed by the information I read, as such an attitude is unprofessional and inhumane. It made me think about the necessary changes that society needs. The article confirms that it is necessary to change, first of all, everyone’s worldview. The eradication of prejudices is the basis of building a conscious society.
In conclusion, racism is a crime that impedes achieving justice and rights for everyone, leading to inequality and mistreatment. In order to prevent such crimes, all countries must take action to prevent racism and promote equality and justice for all. Necessary measures should be taken starting from the population’s worldview level. Thus, paying particular attention to enlightening and acquainting people with the basic principles of humanity and equality in a civilized society is essential.
Bohonos, Jeremy W., and Stephanie Sisco. “Advocating for Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace: An agenda for Anti‐Racist Learning Organizations.” New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, vol. 2021, no. 170, 2021, pp. 89-98.