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7) Do you think politics based on identity is gaining prominence world over? How can the attitude of people be changed towards different races?(250 words)

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7) Do you think politics based on identity is gaining prominence world over? How can the attitude of people be changed towards different races?(250 words)

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Why this question

Mesut Ozil’s retirement again brings to the forefront the simmering racial tension in European societies. Racial discrimination has dominated news headlines off late and is an issue that merits discussion from GS4 point of view.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to analyze news of racial profiling and discrimination, issues related to immigration, the inevitability of multi racial societies etc for the first part of your answer. In the second part we need to discuss how can the attitude of people be made to change.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Mention some incidents of racial profiling and discrimination from around the world to emphasize the magnitude of the problem.

Body

  • Discuss status quo. Mention why such incidents are increasing. Discuss from economic, cultural, political, ethical etc point of views.
  • Examine the morality and ethics of such discrimination
  • Mention how can the attitude of people towards other races be changed

Body – Discuss the severity of the issue and the way forward.