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  • Promote Tolerance, Encourage and Understanding! What I can do to Eradicate Racism, Homophobia, Xenophobia, Sexism and All Intolerance from My Community

     

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Published: 26.04.2007.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
References: Not used
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Nowadays there is a big problem in Latvia and in the world. The problem is that we need more tolerance to each other. In this essay I will try to write my own opinion how to eradicate about racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism all intolerance from my community.
What do we think? Is there racism in Latvia? I think that racism and xenophobia are phenomena that are convincingly represented in Latvia `s society. The research shows that 11% of Latvians are prepared to deny the right of black people to enter Latvia, while 70% of citizens would be suspicious of people with non-traditional sexual orientation.
Two things have recently been seen in many European countries, as well as in the European Union as such. Personally I think that on the one hand, in the societies in these countries there is an increasing hatred towards immigrants. Certainly on the other hand, countries and international institution such as the United Nations and the EU are trying to find new legal and public mechanisms to fight these trends such as racism. I and people in Latvia have usually claimed that there is no racism in Latvia. There are at least two reasons for these views. First of all is that there are very few residents in Latvia who are not white. Secondly, the existence of these views is influenced by the soviet past of Latvia` s society. Racism did not exist in the Soviet Union and its satellite countries. The same was true of sex and other forms of “immorality” that were attributed to capitalist societies.…

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