Racism is a hidden problem throughout the world and comes in many different forms. Most people are racist in someway or another.
Sociology of culture
Racism in Germany
The sociology of culture concerns culture—usually understood as the ensemble of symbolic codes used by a society —as it is manifested in society. For Georg Simmel, culture referred to "the cultivation of individuals through the agency of external forms which have been objectified in the course of history". Culture in the sociological field can be defined as the ways of thinking, the ways of acting, and the material objects that together shape a people's way of life. Culture can be any of two types, non-material culture or material culture.
Cultural sociology first emerged in Weimar Germany, where sociologists such as Alfred Weber used the term Kultursoziologie (cultural sociology). Cultural sociology was then "reinvented" in the English-speaking world as a product of the "cultural turn" of the 1960s, which ushered in structuralist and postmodern approaches to social science. This type of cultural sociology may loosely be regarded as an approach incorporating cultural analysis and critical theory. Cultural sociologists tend to reject scientific methods, instead hermeneutically focusing on words, artifacts and symbols.
White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era
Racism in German history inextricably is linked to the Herero and Namaqua genocide in colonial times, and to the Holocaust, a program of systematic state-sponsored murder during the Nazi regime. According to reports of the European Commission, milder forms of racism still are present in parts of the German society.
When Germany struggled to become a belated colonial power in the 19th century, several atrocities were committed, most notable the Herero and Namaqua Genocide. The German authorities forced the survivors of the genocide in concentration camps.
White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era is a book by American author Shelby Steele in 2006.
In the book, Steele argues that white guilt is much more than just a race problem.