What is Racism?

by Michele Tran

“Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and moral traits are predetermined by his or her inborn biological characteristics.” https://www.adl.org/racism

Racism is when you discriminate a person based on their looks, more specifically the color of you skin. Racism is when people believe that certain people of color deserve to be treated different or be separated.

Some groups — such as Asians, Hispanics and Blacks are the most typical targets and victims of racism. People can also be racist about religions — such as Muslims and Jews.

Racism can be in many ways, such as:

  • being called racist names or being assumed a certain race ( Chinese, Japanese, etc.)
  • assault because of who the person looks like
  • being excluded in certain situations because of who you are
  • thinking you have to change who you are just because people don’t like it
  • people assuming who you are just because you Asian, Black, Hispanic, etc.
  • making jokes about your skin color

Nobody is born racist, you decide if you want to be or not. People think that there is something wrong with them just because they are left out because of the color of their skin, their looks, or their religion. Racism shouldn’t be here yet it still exists because we choose it to be here.


Welcome To Our Blog :)

Michele: “I’m Michele and I want to limit racism around New York City.”

Olivia: “People know about racism and police brutality but not enough of those people that know are trying to do anything about it. I’m not one of those people.”

Yvonne: “I’m Yvonne and my goal is to make people realize how big the problem of racism is.”  

Beatrice: “Im Beatrice, and I want to limit racial profiling and raise awareness on police brutality.

Our Petition is doing Great, but not our Blogs!

My classmates and I are always creating new blog pots for our audience on our topic and how you can help support us. However, not that many people see our blog posts. We haven’t had any views since February, which is disappointing because we want for our message to be heard here on word-press.

We also have a twitter account that is also not doing great. Every blog that we write, we post on our twitter. Our twitter has 1 follower, which is one of our classmates. This means that nobody from our twitter account is seeing our blog posts. Please support us by following our twitter at


Petition Statistics

Our petition has passed our expectations; it has currently 923 signatures. This is a major improvement compared to our blog that barely has any viewers. If you haven’t already, you can check out the petition at:

Petition Update

Our petition is doing lovely! It has finally reached 907 signatures; it’s so close to 1000! All we need is 93 signatures to complete our goal. If you haven’t already, you can go check it out at change.org!

Racism Meme

I created this meme because my goal is to change people’s view on racism. I want to get people to realize how bad the problem of racism is. This meme is about a guy not caring about racism to changing his mind on it.

Our Blog Statistics

Currently, they barely any viewers that visit our blog posts. The last visit we have only had two visitors. I believe we can fix this by post more on social media and using hashtags when posting. We can also follow more websites that support or share the same cause as us.

Police Brutality: What is it? What do people think?

In our technology class, we were assigned to do a video presentation on a topic of our choice. I chose “Police Brutality: What is it? What do people think?” I approached this question by asking my fellow classmates for answers. Sit back and enjoy this short video. 🙂

I made this presentation with the help of some classmates that volunteered to answer my question. I asked them a very simple question, “Is police brutality a problem and why?” At first, I gathered my research on the opinions of racism for the starting point of my data. After, I put together a short yet complex question to ask my fellow classmates. Then, I designated a day for me to ask a couple of my classmates that question. After editing the short clips, I put together this video to best display their answers and other people’s answers.

This fits into my project because it shows what police brutality is to people and why it is a problem. This short film is a visual representation of what people think about police brutality. I learned many things from making this experiment along with many social ideas for further projects. I learned how to approach people for surveys, how to ask a question, what type of questions to ask, and how to accept everyone’s answers. Through videos like these, people can see the raw answers given by regular people and even those who are in school. Feel free to share this video to a friend or two, and leave some comments or a few.