EVERY LIFE MATTERS: A FIGHT AGAINST RACISM
Covid-19 is spreading in the world. While the virus has spread its wings into the world, one more virus has crept in the world, named Racism. It has been around for generations. We have been reading about it for too long.
Racism has been an issue that is faced by many countries over a consecutive period of time. In India also, a few months ago Muslims were a target of racism and after the spread of COVID-19, also nicknamed as “THE CHINESE VIRUS”, it is also responsible for targeting the north-eastern as the courier for spreading the virus.
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Stop Discriminating As Every Life Matters.
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A recent addition to this saga is the cruel death of George Floyd, who was killed on 25th May, after a white police officer kneeled on his neck while he was pimped on the ground. The incident fueled the problem of racism and how it is still prevailing in advanced as well as third-world countries. A simple point is that all humans are born with the same body parts.
But still, there has been discrimination on the basis of color, caste, and whatnot. While COVID-19 is creeping its feet in the world, the feet of racism comes in from time to time. And we live in a world where we are about to conquer MARS, but we still conquered societal deforms yet.
Racism is based on assumptions, stereotypes, superstitions, and generalizations associated with people who have a different skin color. These people often have a status of inferiors and are being cut on power, resources, and many opportunities that the modern world can give. Even now, when we all try to avoid racism in our everyday life, some politicians and journalists promote such ideas to justify their actions and views on different issues. It mainly includes job and house problems, and crime.
Differentiate Such kinds of Racism in A Pandemic or in Normal
This is an abuse (verbal or physical) motivated by differences in a race which can lead to attacks on people and property. This threatening behavior can happen anywhere like school, college, work, public transport, and places, in the street, and even home. It turns people into victims.
You have probably faced these headings in the news when black people are attacked and even killed just for being black, etc. Police can be powerless when it comes to investigation.
Another kind is the so-called institutional racism when people suffer from it just because it is integrated into the social structure like the legal system, police, business, etc. It is explained like the failure to provide an appropriate and professional service to some people because of their skin color or origin. It can be noticed in behavior, attitude, and be explained by prejudice, thoughtlessness, and ignorance. Racism doesn’t mean disliking someone, it’s a hierarchic system of taking advantage of the race.
Passive racism is probably one of the most common and dangerous because people just don’t care. Discussions on this topic are particularly relevant today. Now scientists carry out a number of experiments to show people that the bodies of Black people are just the same as white and there is no difference between them. However, every person should try to change their negative attitude to help the world overcome the pandemic of passive discrimination and become a better-united society.
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Stop discriminating among black people. There is also a need to understand the more specific context, in which racism is reproduced in society on an everyday basis, during this pandemic as well.
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