The U.S. Culture of Racialism

The implicit bias of individuals in a society is not unique to the individual. For thousands of years the concept of  Racialism has been a contributing component of  cultures created by human beings obsessed with physical differences. This lead to categorizing people into different classes. A system of categorization which favors people of certain physical traits, over others. Discrimination, in the U.S. today consist of coordinated actions to motivate adherence to the stereotypes formed from prejudice beliefs. People’s active participation in cultural racism is a barrier to Unity.  Discriminatory actions of people provide the dysfunction necessary for systemic racism.

As it is not a component of biology, before the 17th Century, a person’s race was determined by their family ties.  When global travel and relocation, along with a growing global economy, began to take shape in the 17th and 18th centuries, race took on a different connotation. It became a discriminatory device of prejudice in the newly formed nation of United States of America.  Since the birth or this Nation,, race has been a governing factor  in civics, culture, and life in society at large. For some, your race class determines your rights to fair and equal treatment. Dividing human beings into categories and assigning them to a specific “station” in life was a crucial component in the great compromise essential to the success of the country.

Fueled by prejudice beliefs, perceptions and speech, the people who benefit from these systemic practices use stereotypes as “moral justification” for unfair treatment of under privileged members of society.  Systematic Racism is the product of discriminatory influence on government practices and policymakers.  The practice of discrimination that exist within our global society consist of active motions by people in positions of civic, social, and economic authority.

These actions affect aspects of life that alter the realm of reality for the people they are sworn to duly serve and represent. The culture of racism, that persist in the United States, is embedded in the behavior of the citizens. A practice in division, institutionalize racially bias systems are the product of discriminatory practices by civic and social leaders in positions of power. The system is an object.  The attitudes and biases of people are the driving force that steers the systematic racism of society.

Changing the concepts of what and how people think changes behavior and cultural around the world. The success and continued endurance of these systems requires the participation of the people they govern.  Actively participating in efforts to remove the bias and delete the labels will help to create  Unity in the Human Race.

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