From countries ranging from not just America, but the entire world, racism has been a long-lasting and terrible part of society. Obviously it's not as strong as it was in the 16th - 18th centuries, but people of this age still exercise the obscene act of hating someone due to their skin color and race from time-to-time. Whether it be loss of self-confidence for the persecuted or overwhelming negativity for the persecutor, you will learn about the damaging effects of racism for both parties.
Psychological Health of The Victim
For the average victim of discrimination and racial targeting, it is almost like being trapped in a mouse cage, being watched and laughed at by over-lurking beings. For example, a young, single African man working a part-time job deals with a group of fellow co-workers who shout racist slurs towards him and single him out everyday, overall being bullies in the working world. Take the time to truly immerse yourself in this daily work-life of misery before reading further. Got a good idea? Great, because you should be able to infer that this continuing abuse leads to deterioration of self-confidence, appearances of depression, and even a fear of people of differing race in extreme cases! Suicide sadly is one of the biggest effects of racism. These poor people are alone against active discrimination. This doesn't just happen to only single African men as said in the example, other minorities (Asian or White in some countries) and even entire families can be targets of racism! Ranging from a black dad of five children whose job opportunity was turned down because of his skin color, or the eldest brother being pulled over by a police officer for the same reasoning! http://bit.do/b2s9J
Another recent example can be the ban of white males from certain spots of the University of Minnesota! Discrimination leads to not only mental deterioration for exclusively the lone minority man, but his family and other people of other ethnic groups.
Negativity Of The Persecutor
Normally, you think the only victim is obviously the victim, but that is sometimes not simply the case. The abuser can be a victim of themselves in cases, which is indeed an odd thing to hear, but pent-up negativity and hatred can present stress, terrible habits, and a slow loss of human respect. This is not to sympathize with active racists, but to actually show them that the willpower and mindset to fuel the hateful activity they show towards other races is self-damaging long-term! People who have their mind so obtusely and powerfully focused on their disgust of minorities or people with differing skin colors wears on them, consumes their mind, and eventually dominates their mentality! They become harder to approach, easily disliked by others, and diversely inept to the individuals they work with. These psychological effects also come with neurological effects such as: increased blood pressure, anxiety, and increased chances of getting a stroke. When added up, those mentioned effects can end up shortening their lifespan! Once you look at it, there is no point to it all! No point to the anger that ruins the social and mental status of both the persecutor and the minorities they ostracize! http://bit.do/healthycorner
We Must Come Together
This is why we must put aside these insignificant prejudices! In this day and age of advancing technology, we need an advancing people to compliment it, a people that can come together and unlock the human race's true potential. After all, we're strongest when together, is that right? So, the next time you see a man or woman that differs from you in terms of skin color or race, do not even look at those traits but rather the person that you believe they are, uninfluenced by the physical shell. This message hopes to spread the willpower of good morals to stop any petty discriminatory acts. If you have performed anything racially fueled towards someone else. It is not too late! We always have a chance to redeem ourselves and show society that we have developed as an individual. This is our moment to truly unite as a single human race! And to be an example for other countries around the world. http://bit.do/b2s9J