There is also a need to understand the more specific context, in which racism is reproduced in society on an everyday basis.
Racism thrives because the silence of the majority, and their reluctance to stand up and be counted quietly condones it!
If you abhor racism, you can make a difference by fighting it.
Chapter 6 describes the students' perceptions and experiences of racism in school.
If you are tempted to believe that people are more open-minded nowadays and interracial dating is more widely accepted, just do a little research on the subject of racism in the world at large and the blinders will fall off in no time.
Set in 1930s America, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry follows the African-American Logan family as they experience various negative effects of racism and social norms of the time, despite their relatively privileged financial positions.
Some reasons for "institutionalizing" people back during the early 1800s included alcoholism, depression, women in menopause, racism against individuals of other cultures, or for disobeying husbands or fathers.
In my opinion, interracial dating will always be a controversial subject because racism still exists and the people who seek to date outside of their race are currently outnumbered by the people who don't.
Interestingly enough, in Mexico, the government loosened restrictions and allowed themes such as racism, homosexuality and urban violence to be featured more prominently in Mexican telenovelas.
We have stigmatized racism; and while it unquestionably still exists between many races, racism is becoming less and less relevant.