This work roughly 1500 2000 words length 1500 2000 words a guide In journal style article I identify major topics discussed points view expressed consensus reached I give opinion topic discussion reflect points view ways thinking evolved

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Module One: Racism

The discussion of racism was indeed insightful and one of the discussion points raised was whether or not racism would always exist in society-in some shape or form. This is indeed an intriguing idea, because looking back on world history, racism fundamentally has existed in some shape or form throughout society. As one participant explained, cultural and social norms are always going to vary from place to place and this is always going to be a breeding ground for racism. This does raise a good point. Racism is founded in fear of the unknown and insecurity. As Vladimir Nabokov has said, no matter where in the world you go, "stranger always rhymes with danger" (Naiman, 2010). This summarizes the motivations of racism in a nutshell. As one scholar explains, the system upon which racism is built "...is dependent upon holding its victims in the grips of fear. So it takes the prejudice that it finds and the power that is generated by the use of collective prejudice to create the systems of exclusion and exploitation and makes it appear that this is enough to build a lifestyle upon. Thus the Klanspeople have built a life upon their fear along with all of the others who are not in the Klan but who hold onto racist practices because of their fear of what will be lost if change comes into their lives. We are witnessing it every day in our country as we listen to the voices screaming about taking away resources from the poor, Hispanics, African Americans and anyone who represents the other" (Meeks, 2011). This professor is touching up on a truly overwhelming trend that occurs with racism: that it truly is founded in irrational fear and to man racists, this fear is incredibly immediate, as minorities and the poor present a very real and overwhelming threat to people like neo-Nazis and members of the KKK.

However, the agency and power remains with society and the human race. Just as fear will always be an irrational part of human existence, racism can still be prevented and…[continue]



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