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RACISM

IT AINT ABOUT BLACK OR WHITE, CAUSE WE ARE ALL HUMAN

RACISM
The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities
specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another
race or races.

Racism has existed throughout human history. It may be defined as the hatred of one person by
another or the belief that another person is less than human because of skin color, language, customs,
place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person. It has influenced
wars, slavery, the formation of nations, and legal codes.
During the past 500-1000 years, racism on the part of Western powers toward non-Westerners
has had a far more significant impact on history than any other form of racism (such as racism
among Western groups or among Easterners, such as Asians, Africans, and others). The most
notorious example of racism by the West has been slavery, particularly the enslavement of Africans in
the New World (slavery itself dates back thousands of years). This enslavement was accomplished
because of the racist belief that Black Africans were less fully human than white Europeans and their
descendants.

Racism in Malaysia
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Malays make up the majority close to 52% of the 28 million population. About 30%
of the population are Chinese Malaysians (Malaysians of Chinese descent)
and Indian Malaysians (Malaysians of Indian descent) comprise about 8% of the
population. There are also a very small minority of aborigines whose ancestors
or Orang Asli

Government policies of positive discrimination often favour the Malay majority and
the Bumiputera status, particularly in areas such as housing, finance and
education. Economic policies designed to favour Bumiputera, including affirmative
action in public education, were implemented in the 1970s in order to defuse interethnic tensions following the May 13 Incident in 1969. However, these policies
have not been fully effective in eradicating poverty among rural Bumiputeras and
have further caused a backlash especially from Chinese and Indian minorities.

ISSUES
Interlok is a 1971 Malay language novel. The
novel was included in the syllabus for the
Malay Literature subject as compulsory
reading for students in Form 5 (Secondary 5)
in schools throughout Malaysia. Interlok
caused a controversy when detractors claim
that the novel contained derogatory words to
describe Malaysian Indians, such as "pariah"
and "black people". The largest Malaysian
Indian political party, the Malaysian Indian
Congress (MIC), demanded that the novel be
removed from the school syllabus.

A Malay woman is shown


smashing away at the
elderly mans car following
a fender bender and
demanding RM2,000 for the
accident.
Frustrated that the man
would not pay her on the
spot, she then abused him
racially.
You think you are Chinese,
you are better than us! You
are very stupid! she shouts,
before accusing him of
intentionally hitting her car.

Taman Medan community protested


in front of the shoplot where the
house of worship was located and
demanded that the cross affixed to
the building facade to be taken
down

A Malay man allegedly stole a


smartphone from a Chinese trader at a
shop in Low Yat Saturday.
He was caught and handed over to the
police. Then the upset man brought a
group of friends over who allegedly
assaulted the workers from the mobile
phone outlet and damaged the store,
causing about RM70,000 in losses.

CONCLUSION
Racism has produced a distorted economy that will continue to drag Malaysia down to the
ranks of among the failed states. More racist policies will not benefit anyone.
The best way to fight racism is with solidarity.
We shouldn't talk about racism
The simple fact of the matter is, because people are still acknowledging racism, racism is
still around today. We are all human beings, we need to see past our physical appearances
and realize that judging another simply based on their color / race / religion is wrong.
We can stop it
We can prevent racism we just need to think the right way. Sometimes people judge
other's by their appearances when they are suppose to judge them on their personalities.
Don't be racist, be a friend.

It takes education
If we make it a priority to teach our children not to judge anyone by their outer appearance or
ideology then yes, that ultimately depends on each of us as individuals whether or not we want to
make that effort, granted not everyone will adhere to this but if most of us do that would suffice
Yes, we can stop Racism.
People aren't born with hatred. Hatred is something we learn from
our community, and from our family. A newborn child don't care if
you're black or white. If the community and people stopped
creating issues and controversy . Racism wouldn't be.

The End

Presented by
Rathiga