By Evina Walsh
Nowadays, racism remains a daily concern, although there is significant progress for the racial equality.
Racism according to Wikipedia is and «ideology based on the belief that there is a hierarchy between human beings regarding their skin color». That discrimination is fueled by many factors such as stereotypes and prejudices. This article explores the mechanic configuration of racism in our society and the measures taken to fight against that social scourge.
From the outset, we have to note that racism is not only a nowadays concern, but it has also existed since the slave trade. The real problem is that it continues to influence people’s daily lives.
The fight against that is a big challenge for our modern society and we can list many tools. Solidarity is a way to guarantee stability and equality between ethnicities in modern society. By working together, it is obvious that we will create a fair society taking into account everyone regardless the skin color. We could also note the importance of education and the consciousness awakening.
Finally, the real concern is what can we do individually to fight the scourge of racism in our daily life?
The article was created as part of the CERV project Efivos in Europe. The EFIVOS II program is funded by the European Commission (CERV), with partners Network Children’s Rights (Greece), CIP (Cyprus), HESED (Bulgaria), GEYC (Romania), Dedalus (Italy), Pacto Verde (Spain), Crossing Borders (Denmark).
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The EFIVOS II program is funded by the European Commission (CERV), with partners Network Children’s Rights (Greece), CIP (Cyprus), HESED (Bulgaria), GEYC (Romania), Dedalus (Italy), Pacto Verde (Spain), Crossing Borders (Denmark).