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Racism - Research Paper

Racism


"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a
nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by
the content of their character"
(Martin Luther King Jr.)

Ku Klux Klan. Neo Nazis. The Aryan Nations. The American Nazi Party.
What are these groups? Why are they present in a land of supposed
equality of all men? They are there because there are millions of
Americans that believe in their message of white pride. The African
American population is growing and Americans are now a mixed group of
people. Black people are white people's neighbours, doctors, friends.
With a growing unity between the two races, why does racism continue? ...

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notorious for its violence, has a relatively innocent beginning. It was
formed from some veterans from the confederate army and was first called
the Kuklos Clan which, in Greek, meant Circle Clan.
One person thought it would be a good idea to call it the "Ku Klux Klan"
as a parody of the fraternity names which always had three Greek alphabet
letters in it. They created the Clan to be mischievous and to do it
without anyone knowing who they were which accounts for their costumes and
masks. They, like most whites, were upset that the black people were
free because black people were a constant reminder of the bitter defeat of
the South. So to have fun they terrorized black people. Eventually the
group grew, fluctuating, but grew to become the first white supremacy
group in America and with that growth, their hatred grew as well into what
was seen in the early and middle 1900's and what is seen today.
Along with the KKK, other anti-black, pro-white groups formed and ...

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Added: 11/12/2008 04:28:07 AM
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