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INTRODUCTION Racism and prejudice are a problem They have existed for thousands of years and they are transmitted from generation to generation However racism have not always been the same it have changed trough the history and every day it have become more sophisticated DEFINITIONS Prejudice is any negative belief feeling or action toward a specific group or its individual members Racism is any negative thought or action toward members of a racial minority or any manifestation of racial inequality It is also the belief that humans are subdivided into distinct hereditary groups that are innately different in their social behavior and mental capacities Therefore they can be ranked as superior or inferior TYPES OF RACISM 1- Individual racism It suggest a belief in the superiority of ones own race over another 2- Institutional racism The conscious manipulation of institutions to achieve racist objectives It is seen in colleges companies and some specific organizations that admit people of certain ethnic group easier than they admit other 3- Cultural racism Contains elements of both individual and institutional racism It is the expressions of the superiority of ones race cultural heritage over that of another race It is a matter of cultural racism when the cultural achievements of a race are fully ignored in education this happen mostly with the ethnic minorities PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORY OF RACISM Frustration AggressionIt explains that a person who is frustrated in his o her goal to achieve a highly desired goal tends to respond with a pattern of aggression Because the real source of frustration is either unknown or too powerful to confront directly a substitute is found on whom the aggression can be released The substitute target is a scapegoat a person or group close at hand and incapable of offering resistance When we suffer some kind of frustration we are sometimes inclined to strike out at
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