Racism in the 21st century.

Someone once commented on one of my posts that “discrimination is human nature and it’s natural. It prevails in every part of the world in some way or the other.” So that person was actually trying to justify discrimination on the basis of some specific ground. But I believe that no one is born discriminating people. We learn from what is told to us, what we see and what we observe from our surroundings.

Racism is an issue everyone needs to think about as we’re in the 21st century but we still judge people on the basis of their skin colour. People have shaped their minds into believing that white is beautiful and supreme and black is ugly and inferior. The killing and lynching of black people haven’t stopped yet. They are tortured and their rights are snatched away from them just because of their skin colour.

Why is it so important to be fair? What is wrong if you’re not fair? I wonder about this and unsurprisingly no one wants to answer this question. Racism is an issue everyone needs to look into as we’re in the 21st century but people are still judged on the basis of their skin colour. People have shaped their minds into believing that white is beautiful and supreme and black is ugly and inferior. The killing and lynching of black people haven’t stopped yet. They are tortured and their rights are taken away just because of their skin colour.

Even in India, racism is a big issue. People here are obsessed with fair skin. They talk about equality but they want their sons to get married to a fair-skinned girl. People try millions of products to make their skin colour fair. Some people point out and mock black people. Some can only put on their status #alllivesmatteror #blacklivesmatter but at the end of the day, they are the ones who judge others on the basis of physical attributes. There are a lot of hypocrites in here.

Racial discrimination is faced by people all over the world. This is how the mindset of people has been shaped. Superiority and inferiority have been based on the colour of the skin. Black people are deemed to be poor and inferior and white people are seen as the privileged ones. So many atrocities happen against black people. Be it lynching, torturing or killing of black people. All of this is so heartbreaking.

No one would’ve forgotten about George Floyd yet or the protests that took place in the US. This was an awakening call for people which should’ve happened much before. But nothing really changed even after such a disheartening incident. Oppressing, suppressing and treating people differently because of their skin colour will never be justified. Let us educate the coming generations about equality, tell them that everyone is beautiful irrespective of the physical features and nurture them in a way that they don’t ever differentiate people on the basis of physical attributes or any other factor.

Equality is what everyone should strive for irrespective of colour, caste, class, creed, religion and sex. Let’s create a better world to live in by restoring peace and harmony.

Published by Shivani Gupta

An opinionated girl penning down her thoughts.🌸❤

29 thoughts on “Racism in the 21st century.

  1. The real root cause lies with us only, we protest and then we buy fairness creams for extra glow, fake status practising by celebrities etc shows the hypocracy of society. The end of such practice will start with every individual’s stand however these are stories with open ends that never end but you are writing on such issue is itself a start and worth applaud.
    Keep shinning!👍

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  2. We were barely done recovering from the news of great George Floyd when another black man was shot in the back in the US leaving him paralysed from the waist down. I’m in Africa and I honestly will never consider settling down on such countries that treat people of colour differently. Maybe a visit but nothing more. Racism should be abolished!

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  3. Great article! Racism is ugly! I agree wholeheartedly that racism is taught from our actions and words used agai6one another. Hatred and fear are the main reasons for racism. People need to learn of each other. We all share the same blood, we are all created from the same Creator. So were does fear and hatred come from? God’s enemy the devil. The Bible says that people who practice this behavior are the children of their father the devil.👣

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