Racism and Ethnicity

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The issue of racism and ethnicity is one for all seasons. No amount of discussions and writings will suffice the need for a comprehensive solution to the issue. The paper discusses the latest trends in racism and ethnicity. Both racism and ethnicity are very closely related…

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Every now and then, these two terms assume enormous importance across the world in different contexts. Racism means the feeling of superiority of one race over all other races and the resulting feeling of dominance. While Racism has been and is still being discussed at length in the United States, thanks to its widespread prevalence in the largest democracy and a few European Countries, Ethnicity is an issue all over the world. Of late, ethnic roots of an individual have gained importance in the light of several terrorist attacks on the leading nations of the world. There are reports on a daily basis all over the world, that detail the gruesome murders connected primarily to ethnic roots. After the September 11, 2001 attacks by a few Islamic fundamentalists, the entire perception of Muslims in the United States took a complete transformation. Muslims were attacked, mosques were burnt down, and people with physical similarities to Muslims were doubted. Soon after these attacks, followed a series of major bombings in Spain and England. The world especially the West, grew increasingly suspicious of the Muslims. The war on Afghanistan and Iraq only resulted in developing prejudice in the minds of the Muslims and soon almost all of the Islamic World began doubting the principles of America and Europe. This mutual hatred has made the entire world sit up and take notice. ...
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