What is Persecution?

Persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group by another individual or group. The most common forms are religious persecution, racism and political persecution, though there is naturally some overlap between these terms. Wikipedia For Black Americans, persecution can look like this: https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/details-sparse-in-new-mexico-state-police-killing-of-unarmed-black-man/article_3fb7c596-24fa-11eb-8edf-0bc5c6bc95bd.html https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/08/us/ohio-police-shooting-casey-goodson/index.html https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ohio-mayor-calls-fatal-police-shooting-black-man-stunning-disregard-n1252304?fbclid=IwAR2smks3FRk0cHCJGj7GhQ9dDRt0pc4AIxjcABkb-r0AyganeeHZqcSWpyk https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/george-floyd-was-lynched/ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests/george-floyds-brother-decries-a-modern-day-lynching-in-testimony-to-congress-idUSKBN23H1NB https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/06/history-of-lynching-violent-deaths-reflect-brutal-american-legacy/