by Daphne Holmes
Civil rights in the United States are only half a century old, according to the legislation that codified new social standards for traditionally downtrodden groups. And while the track record against racism in the U.S. shows incremental improvement over that time, many societies operate without any such advancement in universal human rights. In other words, recognizing the problem of racism in the United States also acknowledges the deplorable conditions faced worldwide by people of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Longstanding cultural imperatives and historical ethnic clashes account for many examples of global racial strife, furnishing significant obstacles on the path to equality. But regardless of their origins or self-fulfilling nature, instances of racism have no place in civil society.
Right to Self-Fulfillment
While the standard is absent in many cultures; each member of society should have an inherent right to improve his or her condition and fulfill basic human…
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