1. a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
2. racial prejudice or discrimination
These past few days I have enjoyed watching professional soccer players show their skills on the pitch. I have enjoyed the screaming and cheering for my team and have not so much enjoyed the losses but it has been fun nonetheless. What I have not enjoyed during the World Cup is the racism that has been incorporated, by both of those whom have said or done racial acts, and by those who have stayed silent about the issue.
Here are some articles to check out:
1. Racism on World Cup casts shadow over soccer's big event:
CBS Evening News: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/world-cup-2014-racism-casts-shadow-over-soccers-big-event/
Amazing & very eye opening! A Must Read Article!
2. Black Identity And Racism Collide In Brazil At World Cup
New Pittsburgh Courier:
3. Why We Should Care About “We Are All Monkeys,” Even If It Was A PR Campaign
4. Soccer Racism and Homophobia: Mexican Fans Chant Profanity During 2014 FIFA World Cup Match Against Brazil and Cameroon
French footballer Thierry Henry was just 17 when he made his professional debut in 1994, and four years later, he helped to bring the French national team the international championship during the 1998 FIFA World Cup. In 2004, Henry experienced the most potent incident of racism in his career: During a training session with the Spanish national team, the Spanish national coach Luis Aragonés was recorded by a Spanish TV crew referring to Henry as a "black piece of s***" to José Antonio Reyes, Henry's Arsenal teammate. The event rocked him, but unfortunately it failed to be the most hateful language or experience that he had or would endure in his career. The athlete would be showered with spit and mucus, serenaded with monkey chants and pelted with bananas on a regular basis by opposing fans.
5. Nazi sympathizer invades pitch during Ghana-Germany game