Does America stand alone in racism or do other countries subscribe to the intolerant attitude towards races other than “white?” Many countries consider any race other than their own to be inferior.
Although racism is present in America, our country rated as one of the highest leading nations to be acceptant of other races and ethnic backgrounds.
Tolerance and Intolerance
Studies done by Swedish economists on racial intolerance in other countries shows that there is racism alive and thriving outside of American soil.
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
- Latin America
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
World’s Most Racist Country
Japan ranked as the world’s worst country when it comes to racism. While refugees are flooding into other countries that give them asylum, Japan decidedly chose to come short of shutting the door on different ethnicities coming into their country.
In contrast to Japan taking in only three refugees in 2017, the United States took in eighty-five thousand in 2016. Europe accepted over a million refugees in 2015.
The Japanese claim that to create an “ethnic homogeneity” within their society, refugees are generally not allowed in Japan. Strictly adhering to this rule, they believe it preserves the system of peace that can only exist within the Japanese culture. Diversity ceases to be evident in their society.
Regressive Racial Attitude
Recently, a beauty supply shop in Japan placed a sign at the entry, “Chinese Prohibited.” Although the sign was removed due to protest, the attitude toward the Chinese was still lurking about.
Japan has also failed to foster a positive relationship towards tourism as derogatory comments are made towards those who are not Japanese. These attitudes arise from rallies organized throughout the area that is concentrated with foreigners.
Two refugees that were held at a detention center pending asylum were assigned to clean up radioactive contamination at the Fukushima power plant. Other refugees have complained of being treat like slaves. This is indicative of what the black man experienced in America in the days of slavery.
Japanese have such a twisted view on their racial superiority. There seems to be a similarity of our white man / black man struggle back in the fifties. What is confusing is while Japan prospers with modern day economic growth, they fail to move forward with their attitude towards diversity.
There are racists all over our world trying to force their lack of values for the human race as a whole down our throats. Be tolerant of one another, embrace diversity and promote compassion regardless of your ethnic background.
Good overcomes evil in the end!