The conditions in which we live, learn, work and age affect our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. Social determinants such as neighborhood, education and health care can influence our lifelong well-being.
Everyone in a society should have the opportunity to make healthy and positive choices and live their lives with dignity.
But inequalities in power (handled with supremacy intents), social class, money, racism and resources at local, national and even global levels can make the circumstances of people’s daily lives more challenging. In turn, such circumstances can make people more vulnerable to poor health issues and lack of respect from authorities of a Nation where they should have the right to live as free citizens as principle of social equality.
These differences in people’s well-being are called health inequalities, and they don’t just exist between the very rich and the very poor in a society: they span the population and affect people of all ages, at every stage of life, and across all major diseases.
Racism structures opportunity and assigns value based on how a person looks. The result: conditions that unfairly advantage some and unfairly disadvantage others.
Racism episodes for example can hurt the solidity of a Nation simply by preventing some people the opportunity to attain their highest level of wellness and safety because the color of their skin.
Racism, according to the Cambridge dictionary, is defined as the belief that people’s qualities are influenced by their race and that the members of other races are not as good as the members of your own, which results in other races being treated unfairly.
That is simply an absolute absurd belief.
But Racism stil happens every day around the world.
Racism mainly happens due to the obstinacy and ignorance of certain stronger groups of people from all races in a determined Nation or Social group.
These groups of people who are racist most probably are feeling self-superior. As attitude, to nourish the certainty that is right glorify their own races so badly that they discriminate and disrespect people of other races, leads those dominant groups to try to bring down other races’ pride and image to feel satisfied and proud of their own races and freely decide about their life or death out of a legal, democratic judiciary system.
“I hate the practice of race discrimination, and in my hatred I am sustained by the fact that the overwhelming majority of mankind hate it equally. I hate the systematic inculcation of children with colour prejudice and I am sustained in that hatred by the fact that the overwhelming majority of mankind, here and abroad, are with me in that. I hate the racial arrogance which decrees that the good things of life shall be retained as the exclusive right of a minority of the population, and which reduces the majority of the population to a position of subservience and inferiority, and maintains them as voteless chattels to work where they are told and behave as they are told by the ruling minority. I am sustained in that hatred by the fact that the overwhelming majority of mankind both in this country and abroad are with me. “ Nelson Mandela Court statement Pretoria, South Africa -15 October – 7 November 1962
Evaluating the social definition of racism into modern societies we can simply deduct that when racism episodes emerge there are some social problems which lie hidden in the stronger majority of people of a Nations. As silent sense of dissatisfaction. Whatever problem which manifest itself in violence and abuses.
Racism can be intentional or unintentional. It operates at various levels in society and education. Racism is a driving force of the social determinants of well-being (like housing, education and employment) and it can be an insurmountable barrier to health equity and access to resources in order to live a simply good, honest and healthy life.
Author: Cristina Capucci