Is mankind racist?
Everywhere there is racist things going on. Is mankind racist or are they just making points
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Naturally, and its not even your skin tone, it also includes class structure, obviously famous actors are inferior to us normal peeps. This is also a form of racism. Its sadly the was our society is built upon, the foothold that is never really accomplished, sure we can get farther away from it, but the racist past always hauntingly lingers in our mind.
The issue of hatred of people because of skin colour and culture is solely a learned 'trait', no child has ever automatically hated a person, group, or entire nation because it was engrained in their DNA, if they show any sign of hatred it is because they see it modeled before them and think it is natural
"...people unconsciously harbor racist attitudes, even though they see themselves as tolerant and egalitarian."
I'm pretty sure that white people are white because of where they came from, and the same goes for black people, and people of all other color. I really don't think that black people were given Africa to live in and white people probably didn't choose Europe and Northwest Asia. People's skin color is overwhelmingly based on where they live.
Skin Color from Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
There's nothing inherently racist about people.
There's no "evolution of racism" as stated on the other side, at least not from any genetic or scientific basis.
The only racism that exists is socially programmed, and has varied through known history.
It was stated on the other side that since the beginning of time people have been separated according to race.
There's 0 proof of this. Infact it's far more likely that this is not the case, and that racism was developed later as an easy way to identify clans.
But the thought that it was always black and white is incorrect. All colors of man have at one time or another been enslaved, including whites, and have been the victim or racism.
The Roman's had a slave class based not on color of skin, but ancestory, and a slave could very well be the same color as the Ceasar, and someone who looked like a slave before the Revolutionary War in the U.S. could very well have been an honored guest of the Ceasar, and served by very white slaves.
The ancestors of the WASPs were still barbarians, while the slightly darker Middle Eastern and Southern Europeans were building cities.
Historically there have been samples of racism here and there. More though, the creation of some lower class was not based on race, but on ancestory and wealth.
The kind of American racism we have now is only the most recent development, and historically at least, is fairly short lived (it looks like as it seems on it's way out) and kind of PG.
Not to understate that it is a huge problem. It is, and for some reason our country seems to be one of the most immature about the issue in the world.
"There's no "evolution of racism" as stated on the other side, at least not from any genetic or scientific basis."
Not really. Imagine, if you will, a species that has become so dominant on the planet that its only sources of competition for survival are its own members. Add to this a proven mechanism that people will band with those who are most apparently like them, and there you have it. An evolutionary basis for evolution. It doesn't matter if we are the same species; the perception of disparity is all that's needed to trigger the instinct.
Not saying it's right or desirable. Just that it exists.
I see your point,
But is there proof that the tendency to band around those similar in appearance is a genetic trait, or just something learned.
It could very well be an instinct we are born with,
but I was under the impression that, even dating back to when humans banded against neandrathals (reportedly, who knows if it actually happened,) it was something that actually had to be taught, and was picked up by kids through example, not so much genetics.
It would be an interesting study,
if one took a group of toddlers of different races, and put them together in a room by themselves, would white, black, hispanic, asian etc babies eventually all end up on different sides of the room?
My hypothesis would be no, they would mingle randomly,
and it's not until they were old enough to learn the difference that they would end up in their separate corners.
Well I for one am not racist towards any ethnic group. I do not judge by the color of other peoples skin. But I do sometimes predict actions judging by certain people of an ethnic group. I have many black friends and I treat them the same as any other friend that I have. But some black people I would no associate with by their actions. I would also not associate with some hispanics ( my ethnic group ) going by their actions as well. I would not call it racism I would call it selectivity of people within a race.
ONLY PEOPLE IN EUROPEAN COLONIZED NATIONS, ESPECIALLY AMERICA, CLASSIFY PEOPLE BY RACE AND USE SYNEDOCHES- THE ONLY REASON IT STILL EXISTS TODAY IS BECAUSE OUR CLASS SYSTEM WAS BASED ON SOCIAL DARWINISM (CREATED BY DARWIN'S COUSIN HERBERT)- WHICH IS AN ABOMINATION TO BIOLOGICAL DARWINISM (CREATED BY DARWIN HIMSELF). AND SINCE PEOPLE JUST DONT KNOW WHEN TO LET THINGS GO- ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY BENEFIT FROM THE HURT OF OTHERS, IT IS SADLY STILL TAUGHT AND CONTINUES IN THE THOUGHTS OF THE IGNORANT TODAY. Racism is taught, and not all of mankind is racist, just the stupid ones
Racism isn't an instinct of survival at all. So no, man is not inherently racist. However, traces of racism can be found woven into the fabrics of our own societies. Hierarchies create tension and those tensions mutate into other things such as sexism, and when it becomes okay to discriminate against man or woman, everyone else becomes free game.