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Racism?

Summary: Essay shows how the term racism can be used to describe the attitudes of Europeans toward the Jews and non-Europeans during the 16th and 17th centuries.
There are several causes and disparities of external traits or appearances that divide us into several groupings or categories which are called "races" (Hannaford 1996: 154; Bernier, A New Division of the Earth Extract, 1-4). In other words, races categorize people through socially significant hereditary traits (Robertson 1996: 348). With the term "races" clarified, the term racism can be better understood. However, this term has been defined differently throughout history. These indistinct interpretations affect the way one approaches the topic. Therefore, for the purposes of this essay, the following explanation of racism shall be used. Racism, as explained by Robertson (1996: 352), is basically when a certain race feels superiority or inferiority towards another race. From this, it is clear that racism is simply another form of highly prejudicial discrimination. For example, white supremacy is a form of racism where Caucasians believe that they are the ultimate race or the highest in the hierarchy or...

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