It may also involve curtailing a specific ethnic group (Fredrickson 3) by, for example, denying the opportunity to available job vacancies, market areas or even social places. Another basic form of racism concerns institutions. This is when firms have implemented policies to take undue advantage on minority ethnic community. To avert such occurrence, most of the educational institutions have become proactive to impact knowledge on students to gain recognition that everybody needs a stake in society to make a provision for social needs.
Racism is considered as a vice to the society because it draws judgments of a person based on limited potentials like nationality or religion. This leads to misunderstanding of an individual social aspect and culture. Racism promotes hate. Most often, on the basis of color, forgetting that all people are presumed to be of one race, that is; the human race. Racism denies people equal rights and opportunities and this affects many people. For instance, Minority communities may not get sufficient provision in health care or affordable housing.
The concept of racism is formed on persons at his or her childhood stage. If the issue of racism is taught to an individual when he is still very young, he would grow up with that mentality without actually trying to get to the root of knowing why there is hatred between them and others. When questioned, often unrealistic justifications are given. Media can also be used to stir up racism. The use of unpleasant language, which tends to discriminate a minority, will always create a feeling of hostility towards the public. Instead, minority should also be considered viable and able to give returns to the society.
The Marxist theory of symbolic racism indicates that, whites consider resistant to change as there was an assumption that black people would pose an imminent threat to their lives (Kinder 415). With the theory of cultural racism, most of the colleges clearly disown the culture