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The issue to be discussed is complex and full of various intertwining ideologies and components All forms of prejudice share similar traits to begin with yet sexism and racism can be dealt with individually as well as jointly for instance being a black woman you are discriminated against on both levels1 so how can we eliminate one prejudice which one affects us the most We cannot change either easily so how is it possible to eradicate one or both for that matter In answer to the given question we shall take the stand point that sexism is the easier of the two the one that has shown far greater promise of elimination throughout the years based on both psychological feminist and sociological evidence we shall now begin to build up our picture Racism is a system of domination and subordination based on false biological notions that human beings can be fixed into racially distinct groups It is identified as a natural process and is seen to be a logical consequence of the differentiation of human beings into races2 Given that there is no sound evidence from the natural and biological sciences to justify the assumption that the human species can be divided up into separate races both race and racism come to be ecconomic political ideological and social expressions3 In other words race is not a social category which is empirically defined rather political and ideological institutions Womens exploitation and oppression are created and reproduced through the domains of production reproduction care-giving and sexuality Mitchell 19714 Thus the radicalised structuring of capitalism and patriarchy along with analyses of imperialism and colonialism are central to discussions of womens exploitations and oppression Just as woman and feminism are not concepts which have unchanging meanings so the term race has specific origins and a specific course depending on its geographical and historical meanings Race does not have a biological validity for all human beings are members
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