Racism has existed throughout history in one form or another; it has taken different shapes in different regions depending on the ideologies a society is based on. Racism has been one of the few elements which have withstood the evolution of human race; it still serves as embitter for societies irrespective of how materially civilized they are.
In some regions racism exist for the discrimination between the two natural genders, in some the skin color forms the criterion for secernment and in many the financial status distinguishes men.
In the early American colonies, the first laborers were European indentured servants. When African laborers were forcefully brought to Virginia in early 1619, race was defined by wealth and status and not by physical characteristics. But these criteria soon changed; and those with English ancestry came to be ranked on the top, and Africans and Indian Americans at the bottom.
In August 2006, 170 states signed the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Coming to Middle East; a region home for many different ethnicities.
A very peculiar survey was conducted by BBC’s Radio Live Five showed some shocking results. CVs from six fictitious candidates - who were given traditionally white, black African or Muslim names - were sent to 50 firms by Radio Five Live. Many of the firms were well known and the jobs covered a range of fields, Radio Five Live said.
Ending the current article on a note given by Professor Muhammad Anwar, of Warwick University's centre for research in ethnic relations:
“When people look at Muslim men they may think again about whether that person should be invited for interview."
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The sequel of this article will underscore telecom jobs and experiences of Pakistanis, Arabs and Indians accordingly. If you want your experience to be quoted, post it right in.