What if a judge is racist


Racism means that one ascribes negative characteristics to a group of people on the basis of certain common characteristics. These negative traits are justified biologically, that is, they are claimed to be innate.
In the 19th century the "racial science" came into being. The (visible) differences between different groups of people were examined. These were divided into "races". Certain characteristics were ascribed to these “races”. We can still find some of these attributions today.
For example, if someone claims that Roma and Sinti are basically thieves and crooks because they could only be crooks and thieves because of their origins, this is a racist statement.
Racism can be found in many countries and between different groups. In Europe, blacks are very often victims of racism.
The EU has its own body dedicated to combating racism. The Fundamental Rights Agency aims to help the EU and its Member States respect fundamental rights. It was founded in 2007 and is based in Vienna. Like its predecessor - the European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia - the agency combats racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-Islamism and related intolerance. In doing so, it works with civil society and sensitizes the public to questions of fundamental rights.