Racism (in English)

racism-discriminationRacism is based on prejudice and discrimination perceptions by the differences that may appear between people. We can find it under the form social acts, practices or beliefs, or political systems that consider races to be ranked as superior or inferior to each other.

From my point of view, racism is the hidden part of multiculturalism. Multiculturalism has been described as a “salad bowl” or “cultural mosaic” rather than a “melting pot”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiculturalism) This two are in contrast with each other, one of them is trying to make the differences to count less such as the color of the skin, the spoken language, the nationality or even the religion. On the other hand,  the other is highlighting all the details that can excite the most sensitive subjects in the society.

During the ages, Europe has knew a lot of racism cases and seeing an alarming resurgence in xenophobia and racial hatred.

In our days, regarding Romania, there are a lot of debates with the subject of Romanian immigrants. The Romanian state is feeling and extremely powerful abhorrence from the European Union states. The most of these repulsion is coming from the Grate Britain government. The action of the British government leads to a generalized opinion, based only on a category of the Romanian society. In this case channel4 has realized a documentary series through which they highlight the negative features of the nations

The documentary series is exploring the lives of Romanians trying to make a life in Britain, and seeking out the truth about immigration. Until this point there are 3 episodes, that they created rumor and anxiety between the Romanian immigrants that went in UK to earn a living. Each episode presents the struggle of Romanians to earn a honest pound by different ways.

Episode 1

Alex sleeps in a car park next to Victoria station and helps new arrivals settle in London. Roma Gypsy Sandu struggles to settle in Liverpool, with a limited grasp of English.

Episode 2

This episode explores life in Romania and the motivation driving migrants to the UK, from middle-class nurse Mihaela to Adi, who works in a car wash for £30 a day and sleeps under a bridge

Episode 3

The final episode explores mass migration from Romania, where one in 10 have left the country, racism is rife and Roma Gypsies have been evicted from their homes


One thought on “Racism (in English)

  1. Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.

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