Everybody jumped on him, beat the hell out of him.
Everybody had blood on their forearms.
He lost so much blood he turned white. He got .
what he deserved” (Ridgeway 167.) .
The skinheads who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990, .
had no reason to brutally beat their victim other than the fact that he was .
Mexican (Ridgeway 167). Racism is objectively defined as any practice of .
ethnic discrimination or segregation. Fortunately, racial violence is .
steadily declining as the turn of the century approaches. Now a new form .
of racism, covert racism, has recently sprung from the pressures of .
political correctness. This new form of racism, although slowly declining, .
still shows signs of strong support (Piazza 86). Covert racism assumes a .
form of civil disobedience against politically correct thought and speech. .
Essentially, covert racism is a “hidden” racism, or a racism not easily .
detected (Piazza 78). “Racism is still strongly prevalent in today’s .
society” (Gudorf 3). .
The three different basic forms of racism, open racism, violent racism, .
and covert racism all express forms of hatred towards distinct ethnic .
groups (Bender 47). These basic forms of racism, although different in .
form, all have the same main purpose, to promote racism. .
Open racism expresses freedom of racial thought and speech. Open racists .
promote their views through strictly persuasionary tactics. This form of .
racism is allowed in our society because of the First Amendment. Open .
racism is currently almost nonexistent and steadily declining, because it .
is considered politically incorrect and socially unacceptable. .
Violent racism promotes racism through violence, fear, and persuasionary .
tactics (Leone 49) This form of racism is not protected by the First .
Amendment because it promotes violence to express its ideas. Unfortunately .
many violent racial groups claim they do not promote violence, and .
therefore these groups are protected by the First Amendment because not .