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Thanks for sharing this already generally accepted knowledge.However, you're preaching to the converted here.I don't think there are any racists to be found on this forum.
I would bet there are racists in this forum, simply because they are everywhere.Personally I think racism is in the human makeup. Think about this. When our ancestors lived in small hunter gather groups any stranger happening by was likely there for no good (except for trading perhaps?). Today these feeling are more detrimental to society but they are still very strong. Look at sports fans (This is rivalry and has nothing to do with races. Probably both teams have black and white team members, and maybe even asian). ... . What happens in important situations. Say your country is attacked by people who not only look very different than you but come from a different culture with a different theology and style of dress? (The motive for wars is rarely racist. Even Hitler, who was clearly racist, did not start WW2 with the purpose of killing all jews. He wanted to build the "Treites Reich" (third empire) and then make it 'jew-free'). What happens when a more advanced civilization encounters a more primitive one who's people look different. Isn't it very easy to say the other society is inferior? (Yes, it's very easy to say the other society is inferior, but that statement will be based on scientific progress, wealth, absence of recognizable culture... seldom is it based on the color of the skin)Racism is clearly in human nature(not exactly), but humans are the only animal with the ability to realize there nature is not only no longer relevant, but that it is now detrimental and are able to overcome it. First you need to realize that you, like every one is raciest,(so you're saying everyone is racist? I tend to disagree) then work every single day to overcome it.
Even Hitler, who was clearly racist, did not start WW2 with the purpose of killing all jews. He wanted to build the "Treites Reich" (third empire)