Racism, Colonialism and The Emergence of The Third World
Racial discrimination has been a prevalent and sensitive issue throughout the world and is still a major problem that many face in today’s society. Racial Discrimination is when certain people treat a person or group of people differently based on their racial origins. The people who victimize consider themselves superior to everyone else. Many of these people discriminate against minority groups, such as Jews and blacks. Racism discriminates against basic human rights and many people have been fighting this throughout history. On the contrary, Adolph Hitler, along with Charles Darwin and Josiah Strong are some men that felt racism is good and they tried promoting it throughout their lives.
Charles Darwin stressed the idea that one strong race will form while the rest will remain inferior. “Nature… cares nothing for appearances… man only selects only for this good” (Darwin 246). In his piece, “Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest,” Darwin strongly exclaimed that nature did its own selection (Darwin 244). His theory of “Survival of the Fittest” means that nature “selects” who will survive. While the environment changes, the different species need to be able to adjust to the changes; thus naturally, it is usually the strong, elite and superior that survive.
Adolph Hitler agreed with Charles Darwin’s theories of “Survival of the Fittest” and promoted the idea of racism within the different groups of people. In his piece “Nation and Race,” he wrote “The strong must dominate and not blend with the weaker, thus sacrificing his own greatness” (Hitler 308). Hitler tried to create the Aryan race, which in his eyes was pure (Hitler 311). Hitler believed the means to complete the end of the purity of race was to kill out the rest of the people, the inferior groups. He worked to achieve his goal by enslaving the inferior, making them work hard, and then they can be defeated. He believed that that...