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Racism has existed for centuries but during the last two hundred years hatred toward ethnic minorities or even majorities has fluctuated Racism occurs all over the world can happen to anyone and will always exist There are three different forms of racism open racism violent racism and secret racism all express forms of hatred towards ethnic groups These forms of racism although different all have the same main purpose to promote hate towards ethnic groups Open racism expresses freedom of racial thought and speech In America it is allowed due to the First Amendment that protects political views on racism The American National Party and various other parties come under this protection and so does the British National Party and the National Front We do not have a First Amendment but these obviously racist parties still exist Open racists promote their views through propaganda but soon may die out as it becomes socially unacceptable Violent racism promotes racism through violence and fear This form of racism is not allowed because it promotes violence to express its ideas Unfortunately many violent racial groups claim they do not promote violence and therefore they are allowed because not enough sufficient evidence exists to prove their violent intent Secret racism expresses ideas of racism in hidden ways and sometimes secret racists are not aware that they are racist People nowadays do not express their dislike of minorities and are not prepared to show a feeling that could be called racist Avoiding minorities on the street and low pay to an employee of a minority are examples of secret racism This form of racism is the most common today However back in the nineteenth century violent and open racism was widespreadThe Ku Klux Klan originated in the southern states of the US during the Reconstruction following the American Civil War The original Klan was set up in Pulaski Tennessee on
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