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Title: Is racism a mental disorder?
Post by: smart on 24/12/2016 14:01:09
Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Is racism a mental disorder?
Post by: Bored chemist on 24/12/2016 15:44:17
More likely to be due to being misled but...
Title: Re: Is racism a mental disorder?
Post by: Ophiolite on 24/12/2016 16:45:55
Any thoughts?
Racism is an expression of the  instinct to trust the known and distrust the unknown. When we were tribal, being suspicious of someone who looked different was very sensible. As a global species it is just silly, but it is difficult to suppress thousands and millions of years of evolution.