Protection from Racism


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Protection from racism

Racism has divers ideological characteristics, including but not limited to anti-semitism, antiziganism, discrimination against people of African descent or defamation of Muslims. Racism takes different degrees - from exclusion in everyday life, over structural discrimination, such as in the education system or the housing market, to state-ordered killing. Keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive is a priority political task, in Germany in particular. While all degrees of racism aim to devalue specific human beings, human rights strive for equal self-determination and participation for all. The fight against racism is one of the core concerns of human rights. It is pursued at the global level by the International Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965).