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Schrita Scott

Anti- Semitism and Racism in America

PHI 103: Informal Logic

Ashford University

July 8, 2013

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Anti- Semitism and Racism in America

Racism is one of the world’s major issues today. Many people may not be aware that

racism still exists today. Within our schools, workplaces, in the public, and anywhere social lives

are occurring racism is evident. It is sad but racism is still a major problem in the United States

of America. Anti- Semitism is another form of racism which Is the intense dislike and prejudice

against Jewish people.

It wasn’t until the years of 1865-1900 that an anti-Semitic society emerged. From the end

of the civil war to the beginning of the twentieth century did the United States saw the full fledge

dislike for Jewish people. People in the United States apparently was intent on that Jews

impinged on American lives. (Pinnerstein, 1995, pg. 35).

People in America assumed that Jews were Christ killers and would not accept the

Truthfulness of Christian teachings. Jewish people were prejudiced against by major insurance

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Anti- Semitism and Racism in America

companies in 1866. These insurance companies believed that the Jews were setting fire to their

own businesses in order to collect the insurance money (Pinnerstein, 1995 pg. 36). As a…...

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