The term “Communitarianism” appeared in 1980, it’s a philosophy that emphasizes the connection between the individual and the community accordind to https://www.wikipedia.org/. It seems that this notion should be a good way to connect people and make them live in harmony. However, in that notion, the community is more important than the individual. It means that, you have to give yourself to the community and put aside your individualism. It’s a good strategy to use when you want to manipulate people.
Racism and sexism are kind of discrimination, the first one is about culture (skin colour, origin) and the second one is about gender (man/woman). Even if a lot of peoples fought for erase them in the past and still today, those weeds aren’t cut off yet.
Our world has plenty problems that we have to think how to solve them. We have war, terrorism, racism, sexism. Why do we have that kind of problems while we are all human? We have created the language, it should help us to understand each other and don’t reach something like a war. But just in 20th century, we witnessed two big and violent wars. So, being a human doesn’t mean anything anymore? Are we belong to our country and our beliefs rather than our humanity?
First of all, there you can see that the racism is still exist in our world. His activity is not the same everywhere but we can’t deny its existence. Racism is a very big issue, that causes injustice in society through work, school, public transport, in sport, on internet or in the street. People who are victim of it are oppressed. That oppression can manifest itself through violence or keeping it inside and create a time-bomb. In school, the students who came from immigration are often victims of discrimination in their school. They tend to don’t have the same chance to be accepted in a school than a native. At some point, we reach a state which is, we have an entire school just for immigrate students. There’s no cultural exchange anymore. In work, it’s the same problem, if you are not native, you probably see your chance to get a job reduce and even if you have one, your salary might be inferior than a native. Racism can also show up in sport, racist insults happen often during a game against players who came from another country from the public or the others players.
Racism is full of non-sense, what they take as reasons to discriminate are just some exterior differences for the most of them. However, in the facts, we all have one head, two arms, a chest and two legs and we are not habited by an animal instinct. So, we don’t have to be afraid or reject foreigners. There is a lot of things that we can learn from another culture. But instead of that, we consider other people as good-of-nothing and treat them as an animal. Communitarianism is directly link with that, in fact communitarianism is used to manipulate people in general. They value the society where they live, it means that they want you to lose your own personality, it’s easier to use you after that. We can take the example of Donald Trump with his slogan “Make America great again”. He doesn’t care about the people but about the American ground. With that slogan, he earns the vote of people who don’t think enough but get swallowed up in the mass, are habited by a spirit of patriotism and don’t by humanity. We can take a worst example which is Hitler. His slogan was: “Ein volk, ein Reich, ein Führer”, it means “One people, one State, one Leader”. It’s basically the same idea as Trump and we’ all know the results of that state of mind. In France, they used that strategy after each terrorism attack. “Being a solid community”, but the people who did those horrible things are some of them French, thus the problem is how the society is organized. However, instead of trying to solve them, they are rejecting the fault on foreigners who are Muslim or foreigners in general in the most of the case. We have to keep in mind that we are all humans, we have to treat everyone with respect, you have the right not to agree with his point of view but respect him as a human that the only thing which is require. Stop pointing finger at foreigner when something bad happen in your life or in your “community”. In facts, communitarianism is just an excuse, subterfuge to conceal racism.
Sexism is also a big issue. First of all, that problem is touching both genders: man and woman.
That image is a perfect reflection of some stereotypes which can be considered as sexism, in fact, it’s denigrating both genders. But if we give a little thought to it, despite our reproductive system, we are similar. So, why do we think like this? That’s what media, some books, movies and the type of education that surrounding us. But it’s not just some calls and that’s it, indeed some people believe in those stereotypes. They reach the state of hurting physically people around them.
It’s the case of rape in a workplace and domestic violence. Those kinds of sexism are commonplace in a workplace. In fact, one in five women reported being raped in one survey and other rap surveys have found rape rates varying from one in three to one in six women. Most of these victims never see justice. In fact, 60% of rapes are never reported to the police, so 97% of rapists never go to jail. Why don’t they report? Maybe it’s due to our education. In fact, some women were educating in the way to have those following characteristics: “have to gentle”, “sweet”, “support her husband” and “be submissive”.
Otherwise, the percentage of men is less than women but it’s also due to our education as a man have to be “strong” and thus doesn’t report. That’s another kind of sexism. Most of boys were educating as “you can’t cry because you are a boy”, “a boy has to be strong and virile”, “How could you keep your wife if you’re not?”. That type of educating is causing so much shaming for men. That’s why being a homosexual is more difficult for a man than for a woman. Moreover, can’t show any kind of weakness, still crowed torso, ready to fight life. It’s the reason why we have so little data about sexism against man. Actually, it makes no-sense to educate our children like this, because in one hand we have women who are considered as sex object and are raped without reporting because that’s how they are educated. In one another, men can’t show feelings almost weakness, have to take care of his wife in all ways possible. We should being educate in order to consider the other gender as a human a not as man or woman.
To conclude, we have seen that racism, sexism and communitarianism are parasites which deprive us of living in a peaceful society. All of them are based on stereotypes, a lack of knowledge and a complete healthy education. But we are all human, just thinking that the person in front of us and everyone on this earth are human should be enough to avoid all of those problems as wars for the worst of them. However, instead of that, some people just look at origins, skin colour, gender… In that way, being a human is just an ancient term, now the right term is being French, German (you have the idea). It’s very sad to see how our world has evolved.