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Secondary II • 2yr.

Hello again, I would also like to know what are the causes of the fight against racism?

Thank you :)


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    Team Alloprof • 2yr.

    Good evening!

    That's a very good question!

    Several events lead to the fight against racism.

    First, in 1948, the United Nations recognized that all humans on the planet have basic rights. These rights are formalized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Groups of activists for the recognition of black rights relied on the following two articles of the declaration for their demands:

    "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights".

    “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person”.

    Then, segregation towards black communities represents a reality of the 20th century. For example, black people could not attend the same public places as whites and if they did not follow the rules in place, they risked jail or in some cases, death.

    Finally, during the same time, these communities were also experiencing discrimination. Some employers refused to hire black people, making it difficult for them to find a job.

    Hope that answers your question!

    Do not hesitate to rewrite to us! :)

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