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Equality - (Racism, Anti-Semitism, World Trade Center Tragedy)

Uploaded by hxcdan90 on Oct 08, 2001

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This was the world-renowned quote preached by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence in which our nation is based upon. Unfortunately, many people have forgotten about this. Now, we do not have everyone thought of as equal, and we have racism and anti-Semitism to blame. The people of our country have not followed the beliefs of our founding father, and have broken our country into many different groups, each unique in their own way. These two appalling ideas are similar in many ways. In order to reshape our country, I believe we need to put an end to both as soon as possible. Racism is the belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. Racism has torn apart our country. No longer are we as united as we used to be. Although there was always racism, it was never as severe as it is today. Many people are racist, and there are not many ways to change this. The only way is for people to change themselves. There are always going to be people who have their own beliefs. There is no point in being racist. All it shows is self-insecurity. People are so self-doubting that in order to feel bigger, more superior, or tougher, they need to frown upon and ridicule other human beings merely for the reason that they have a different physical appearance. Many people feel that they are of a higher intelligence when they ridicule others. If people would stop being closed-minded, we would be a lot better off and stronger as a country. We are the United States of America, if people are not going to stay united and get beyond appearance, then there is no longer a point in having the word "united" in our nations title.

Anti-Semitism is another problem our country that must be put to an end. Anti-Semitism is policies, views, or actions that harm or discriminate against Jewish people. This problem was brought into effect after the unfortunate fatal battle known as the Holocaust. Adolph Hitler, a leader of a powerful military faction, overthrew the German government. These people, specifically Hitler and his...

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Uploaded by:   hxcdan90

Date:   10/08/2001

Category:   Social Issues

Length:   3 pages (707 words)

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