The (Ahammed Salim)Racism is considered to be something

The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the fact that racism is becoming a major social issue which may have many negative  effects in future. Racism is the belief in the superiority of one’s race to another which mostly results in discrimination. It is believed that individuals can be divided into different categories based on their behaviour, colour, cast and gender. In America for decades, Black people were slaves of White people. Black people suffered from malnutrition, poverty, degradation, mistreatment and violence under slavery of White people. Slaves were treated horribly and were forced into slavery no matter what their age. For instance, Oliver Le Jeune was the first slave that arrived in Canada in 1628. He was captured at the age of six and was sent to Canada. Blacks were forced to do chores of White families and were always mistreated. Young black boys were assumed to be aggressive,violent and up to no good .Hence, they were considered “Dangerous”. Moreover, still today people are judged by their appearances and religions. For example, Muslim people are considered to be terrorists because of what happened in 9/11 , blonde girls are still seen as dumb ones and white people are always assumed to be rich. This act of discrimination can affect our future badly as it results in violence and most of the people are misjudged based on their cast , religion and culture. Canadians uses the term “visible minority” to refer to people of colour, and it is used in Canada’s  of “Employment Equity through commissioning of scholars and open workshops. The Canadian Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on individual characteristics including race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or marital status. The Canadian Multiculturalism  Act protects groups from cultural discrimination and is a commitment to new Canadians that they may retain aspects of their culture in Canada. For further explanations a social analysis and an action plan is described below.Social Analysis (Ahammed Salim)Racism is considered to be something by which people could be divided whether it is based on behaviour , economic and political success. But it  has been proven wrong and said that racism primarily affects people based on colour. Today people of colour still face racism and stereotype .Both stereotypes and ignorance is same as actual racism. Today people of colour still face racism and stereotype. Stereotype and ignorance can be easily misunderstood as it is “vulnerable to manipulation”. People usually lack knowledge when it comes to talking about racism. They could be people who wants to create a problem or the people who is claiming to be victims of it. Also people who do not understand are best not to talk about because it just adds to the problem. For example, when African calls themselves the “N” word in movies and songs, they are actually telling people that it is okay to call them that. “Chinese people are said to be smart or intelligent ,short or yellow in colour. They are assumed to have small eyes so as considered to be bad drivers.Another example would be the case of a young boy from Miami,Florida named Tyron Martin .On February 26th, a man named Goerge Zimmerman shot the young boy and the reason he said was, he felt threatened as he saw a black guy who had a hood on so it was an act of self defence.These examples show racism still exist in the society.Canadians always liked to call themselves a multicultural country but the word itself is submerged in stereotype.Black Canadians have a long story to tell when talking about racism.Mostly happening in the cities black people was facing discrimination as well.They made up to 3% of the Canada’s population in 2016. From there the population of the black people increased hugely.The Ontario Council of Agencies is collecting information on their daily experience of Black Torontonian for an ad campaign targeting racism.Chinese Canadians history begins when they were brought to Canada as coolies to work in mines and building railway tracks.Chinese people are face racism ,as people assume they to be short and their small eyes.But as their population increased these days they are well accepted in the society.As for Muslims and sikh people there were contradictions within recesnt years especially after 2011 due to the after effects of the US war on terror.But during a recent survey conducted by Maclean’s says that only 28% of Canadians see Islam favourably ,30% for the sikh religion while 45% believed Islam encourages violence.Social Action Plan(Bhavin Mohindru)There are many social issues in the world. These are the issues which are not that easy to resolve and difficult for people to think about these issues because people brought up with same thinking from beginning of their life. These social problems are evil for society and people like Martin Luther king Jr., Mahatma Gandhi protest to kill these evils from society until their death. people want to remove these evils but not everyone is brave like mahatma Gandhi or martin Luther. There are many associations and organisations which are working to remove these social issues from society. The focus of these associations and organisations on future of this world. They want good and a valuable life for the future generation.FOR INSTANCE-1. THE UNITED NATIONS- The united nations have a number of agencies that function under its direction. These include the united nations educational, scientific, and cultural organisation, and the united nations International children’s emergency fund.These agencies have had success in providing aid to address economic and social problems. The UN has also provided a valuable service in organizing international conferences on important issues such as population growth and poverty. Agenda 21 is a document resulting from the 1992 Un conference on environment and development detailing proposals for action in social and economics area. Issues addressed by agenda 21 include poverty, changing patterns of production and consumption, overpopulation, managing natural resources, protecting the atmosphere, oceans and biodiversity, preventing deforestation and promoting sustainable agriculture.2. SAVE THE CHILDREN- the save the children fund commonly known as SAVE THE CHILDREN is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s right, provides relief and give support children in undeveloped countries. This organisation was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 in order to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities , there are 29 other national  save the children organisations who are members of the save the children alliance.    Recommendations(Ahammed Salim) 1) Although some things have changed about racism for better now.There are many organizations that helps to interact with individual people who feel like discriminated on the basis of their colour ,sex,religion,family etc.2) The Charter of rights and freedom, Human rights legislation and hate laws are evidence of this change .Although it is nearly not possible to prevent this completely but we could try to prevent the amount of racism and discrimination people of colour  receive,by that some improvements are possible.3) People should have a better understandin of what racism is, they may not be using it on purpose but still it may hurt people.So it could happen due to lack of knowledge.4) Government should be more responsible in supporting the minor community of the country as these people would be facing more discrimination.5) They try to decrease the amount of discrimination people face and they try to make a change for citizens.6) Even though racism have not been common these days,but still people use it to abuse others and still remembers even though they do not practice it as much.Conclusion(Gurleen Kaur)Clearly, the problem is a delicate and complex one with a long, bitter history lacking a clear solution. Racism is becoming one of the major social issues that should be looked into for a peaceful and a brighter future. People should be open minded and stop judging people based on their cast , religion and culture. Government should start campaigns to create awareness among people regarding this issue. Everybody has a the right of equality so what is the need of discrimination? Emancipation brought freedom, but not parity. The civil rights movement knocked down Jim Crow, but vestiges remained. Affirmative action created opportunities, but racism persists. So why shouldn’t the great-great grandchildren of those who worked for free and were deprived of education and were kept in bondage not be compensated? ~Kevin Merida~ 


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