Three Isms Of Racism In Society

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Society today has many social issues like unemployment, violence, and poverty. However, prejudice has become the most dramatic issue. Prejudging individuals for their appearance is a common practice that people perform. People are not only ridiculed for their appearance, but also by their sex, age, and race. The three “isms” have one thing in common because sexism, ageism, and racism are forms of discrimination. Therefore sexism, ageism, and racism are the major problems in society. T

According to Kendall (2012), sexism is “the subordination of one sex, usually female, based on the assumed superiority of the other sex” (p.283). Men and women have never been equal in the social world. For example, if a woman and man who have the same knowledge
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In the 1600s, various categories of people, including African Americans and Latinos, have been the objects of racist ideology. For example, the descriptions of African American athletes which suggest that they are better suited for team positions requiring speed and agility (Kendall, 2012). According to Kendall (2012), racism is a “set of attitudes, beliefs and practices that is used to justify the superior treatment of one racial or ethnic group and the inferior treatment of another racial or ethnic group” …show more content…
The parents did not like an African American coach for the their kids’ soccer team. The parents probably have their own set of beliefs and attitudes for African Americans so they treated Carter’s husband with a different treatment from the previous superior coaches. The parents did not want their kids to associate with someone from an inferior racial or ethnic group.

Throughout the world, there are countless social issues, like vandalism, violence, and poverty. Prejudice has become the most dramatic problem through the world. People are being judged by their color, sex or age in their workplace and house. All of the three “isms” are forms of discrimination. These three “isms” are sexism, ageism, and racism. They are applied when someone is being discriminated by someone superior, younger, older, or male. After applying racism to the article, I have learned that little kids are being exposed to racism in the United States culture due to their