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Essay by kimwho610High School, 11th gradeA+, January 2003

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A four year-old girl is given several photographs of children her age, and is asked to place them into groups. She decides to divide them into three piles. "They're girls, they're boys, and they're Blacks."

Even this innocent, young girl can tell a difference between people, and considers them separate. Surely she does not mean to be rude, or point out the differences in a bad way, she just doesn't know any better. This leads me to the belief in which the behavior shown is not only learned, but is genetic in the beginning stages, enabling us to discriminate. This discrimination then leads to racism. In today's diverse society there is an enormous problem centering around racism. It is my stance we as American people, should stand up, and take measures to ensure we address the issue of racism and discrimination. However, we do not enforce by trying to be over-sensitive to various practices.

This comes in a variety of forms such as: Affirmative Action, college acceptance, and everyday discrimination. Therefore, we should not make any special accommodations.

Though not noticed, groups form everywhere. These groups have certain rules, behaviors, and rituals its members must follow. The groups are divided into two kinds; those that are based on ones characteristics, and those that are based on heredity traits. Today, there are many more varieties such as social and political groups. Social groups are those based on a persons interests. Political groups are more of a problem. This type of group thrives on power, and competes at all costs to gain any power. The problem of power and inferiority arise, beginning the first step to racism.

Groups, though separate, are bound to run across each other sometime or another. The next step is where fear is released. This is...