Segregation is defined as the policy or practice of separating people based on their race, class, ethnic group religion or gender, especially as a form of discrimination. Racial segregation is not an isolated phenomenon. There are examples of segregation that can be dated back to the earliest stages of mankind. All over the world in hundreds of different cultures we can identify clear examples of segregation either by race caste gender religion age. During the Spanish colonization of Latin America Spanish colonists classified the natives by race and race mixture. An entire nomenclature developed, including the familiar terms mulatto and mestizo.
The Jewish community has been segregated for centuries, during the 1930 the Jews were not permitted to marry Aryan Germans because they were considered inferior. Another clear example would be during World War 2. In Nazi Germany the Jewish community was forced to wear yellow ribbons or the Star of David, this way they would be easily identifi ed and denied basic needs, like the use of public transportation. It is also a known fact the horrible atrocities committed to the Jewish people inside the concentration camps during the Hitler era.
In the 1930 the Italian fascist regime led by Benito Mussolini introduced an official segregationist policy in the Italian Empire. Even though the Italians were not known for being racist, the leader convinced his subjects that segregation was natural. Separating the blacks and Jews from the rest of the Italians, this law banned interracial marriages, and children born from mixed marriages were notconsidered legitimate. Italians could not serve Africans in shops or restaurants.
Race, class, and gender are the three main things that separate and hold people back in today’s society. I’d like to be able to say that things have progressively gotten better as time continues to pass, and to an extent they have, but in reality we still live in an extremely ignorant and subjective society. The fact is, people everyday are being turned down for jobs and opportunities not because ...