Will racaism ever be stamp out for good?

(3 Posts)
sammy90 Sun 06-Jul-14 19:55:43

Is it too much in some people DNA to get along with another human from a different race? Thoughts anyone?

contortionist Sun 06-Jul-14 21:11:40

It seems to be ingrained to be suspicious of people who don't look similar to the people you grew up with. More diversity and mixing are diluting this source of racism, and I suppose can be expected to continue to do so, so long as we avoid ghettoisation.

But another more potent source of racism and prejudice is the tendency to divide the world into 'us' and 'them', and to blame 'them" for things going wrong in our own lives. Even if everyone looked the same, people would form 'in groups' based on place of birth, language, religion, etc. As an explanation of the world, it's too appealing both to individuals and to demagogues to go away.

sammy90 Tue 08-Jul-14 21:14:49

Very good post and I completely understand what you are saying. It's just a shame and so frustrating that it's been instilled in human beings. Thanks for reply and taking your time to reply. sometimes it harder for the mixed race couples due to the fact you would get white and black people both sharing their hatred for you. Not that ALL white or black are ALL racists.

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