RACISM AND ETHNICITY IN THE FICTIONAL WORKS OF SELECTED WRITERS
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English literature deals with various issues, provides information, knowledge, and makes people aware about the ways of living in and with the flow of universe. Literature is a tool which supplies knowledge, thus educates the people and the desired end is to transform Adam to a human being. Racism is a socially constructed idea, which happens to be the source of inequitable treatment of humans in the society and family structure. A perception, which says that a group of people who have same physical features, such as their skin, color and facial characteristics can match, can be called a race. When this idea is used to discriminate people of a particular group such a concept can be racism. Racism is more prevalent in Afro-American literature, but same kind of characteristics have been perceived in untouchability or caste system in India. Ethnicity can be a group or a subgroup, which shares common cultural basis. These two concepts will be described in detail during the course of this research paper.
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