Topic: Society, Paper I, II
Category: Society, Discrimination
Related News: Hindu, Feb 5
CNA mentions: 2 (Feb 5)
Racism is any belief, action or practice that reflects the racial worldview, which is the dogma that human beings can be classified into separate biological entities called races. It suggests that there is a connecting link between physical traits and personality, moral, intellectual and cultural traits. It also entails claiming one race to be superior or inferior to others. Racism can be seen in social actions and political systems (example apartheid). Xenophobia, hierarchical ranking, chauvinism, segregation, supremacism, etc. are related phenomena. It is also called racialism. Racism is manifest in prejudice against people based in their ethnicity or race.