In today society, there is a question set forth “Is racism and anti-Semitism still a problem in the United State? Racism is defined as a belief among the various human races in cultural, background or individual achievement that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others. However anti-Semitism is defined as a special kind of hatred, dislike, or abuse that is directed especially towards Jews because of their religious belief.
Racism and anti-Semitism have both plagued the world for centuries causing intense and violent acts to occur throughout the world. Over the years, racism and anti-Semitism are revolting forms of prejudice that have disrupted lives, ruined religious communities and complicate relation between countries. Since the 21st century many Jews and many other countless victims have been attacked or injured. Many of these attacks are referred to as bullying. Greenberg states, “Many people do not and will not report incidents of religious or racial bias. According to Bender a psychologist at Criminal Behavior and Mental Health (CMBH) states, we have a tendency to avoid all forms of bullying no matter if it is a community or workplace. As the disease of hatred continue globally several sources from all around the world are being affected. First, traditional anti-Jewish prejudice has pervaded Europe and other parts of world controlling governments, the media, international business, and the financial world. Secondly, retaliation on those who crosses the line of objecting or opposing policies, and anti-Semitism.
Thirdly, stopping all population developments in the foreign countries, and finally disapproval of both the United States and globalization that spills over to Israel, and to the Jews who identified with both. Sparks begin to continue as the United States government begin monitoring and combating racism and anti-Semitism throughout the world as an important human rights and religious freedom issues. President Bush signed the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act on October 16, 2004. “Defending freedom also means disrupting the evil of anti-Semitism. (Ezrin, 2010). A speech was given by Bush condoning racism and anti-Semitism and all of its opponents. Bush called this a force of violence that will no longer will be tolerate rated. In 2011, the Obama’s administration boycotted in its 10th year commemoration because of the “ugly displays of intolerance and anti-Semitism. ” (Labott, 2011) President Obama promised, “To chip away at Israel’s legitimacy would only be met by the unshakeable opposition of the United States” He explained ways he would chip away at this unruly evil.
On the rise of racism and anti-Semitism, the secretary of state Colonel Powell addressed these issues stating, “We must not permit anti-Semitic crimes to be shrugged off as inevitable side effect of inter-ethnic conflicts (Labott, 2011). ” Building on success and achievement, the Department of State is hastening its efforts with its partners globally to improve both observing and opposing racism and anti-Semitism in the areas of education, legislation and law enforcement. Teaching of the holocaust education curricula and teacher training programs.
Encouraging demarches and national leaders to speak out against anti-Semitism. The United States supports the work of NGOs in giving successful seminars that teach respect for individuals and minority groups. The root of anti-Semitism runs deep and the United States does not underestimate the struggle of reversing the recent renaissance of this ancient menace (Brownfeld, 1987). There are incidents from Europe, Eurasia, Middle East and other regions that many governments became increasingly aware of the threat presented by racism and anti-Semitism and spoke out against it.
The United States took effective measures to combat it with several countries as well. Conclusion Anti-Semitism is a widely dispersed problem in many regions, although the severity and abuses varied among individual countries. It will continues to escalate unless the government pushes back against these phenomena of racism and Anti-Semitism. Although in today’s society many are touched by these harsh experiences of racism and anti-Semitism, it is a global problem that requires a coordinated multinational approach.
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