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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Entirely, no. Human's are a socially grouping species which inherently seeks to find ways to justify their group typically at the expense of others. Liberals and Conservatives, Redskin fans and Cowboy Fans, Coke vs Pepsi, Ford vs Chevy, College Football vs NFL, Geeks vs Jocks, Stoners vs Cops, Northerners and Southerners, American and Foreigners, Europeans and Yankees, Christians vs Muslims, Managers vs Employees, Your business vs your Competitor, Mac vs Windows, iPhone vs Android, and on and on and on....

    It's a base thing in human nature that will never entirely be wiped out.
    So far you have provided the simplest most sensible summation to something that many Americans have long considered a problem, but in reality may be nothing more than human nature.

    Perhaps the best course of action would be to just allow each of us to find our own comfort zone and ask only that we be polite to one another until group mentality is no longer our human nature.

    An easy way for people to peaceably coexist is to simply have no societal expectations or requirements of one another other than common courtesy which should eliminate bitterness and hostility.

    Forcing our personal beliefs, racial solutions and political correctness on each other has thus far failed miserably__While these things do work for some, they only serve to drive others further apart.
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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrillic View Post
    You cannot remove hate if you remove hate you remove love same is with matter and anti-matter that is how world works.
    Hum. I've seen racism without hate. It's a very insidious form. And, I've observed love without hate in a few I have known very well. I'm sorry about your observations.

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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Flippinfunky View Post
    [SIZE=3][FONT=Garamond]Racism is a learned behavior either taught (by example) by the important adults in our life as kids,
    Racism is biologically programmed.

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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    Racism is biologically programmed.
    Most likely yes, but on a genetic level, as is intelligence_
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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Flippinfunky View Post
    Racism is a learned behavior either taught (by example) by the important adults in our life as kids, or it develops as a core belief as a result of circumstances that involve whatever race a person ends up hating. Neither of which is okay in my opinion.

    I believe there are racists in all political parties, however, some parties are 'concentrated'. For example, the Tea Party.
    Racism is obviously a bit more than merely "learned behavior." Racial genocide has been a fixture of human behavior long before the species Homo sapiens even emerged from the hominid line. At some point during the eternal regress which you are unwittingly suggesting, you will have to come to terms with the fact that racism is evidently rooted in survival instincts which were honed through eons of sociobiology and continue to whisper in our subconscious ear: "Be wary of the Other!"
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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    Racism is obviously a bit more than merely "learned behavior." Racial genocide has been a fixture of human behavior long before the species Homo sapiens even emerged from the hominid line. At some point during the eternal regress which you are unwittingly suggesting, you will have to come to terms with the fact that racism is evidently rooted in survival instincts which were honed through eons of sociobiology and continue to whisper in our subconscious ear: "Be wary of the Other!"
    Racism is not some generalized fear/instinctive mistrust of "other"-ness. It is a specific, historically and politically contingent set of practices based upon a narrow and very recent political fiction.
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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by cmakaioz View Post
    Racism is not some generalized fear/instinctive mistrust of "other"-ness.
    Actually, that's a fairly accurate description__It's a primal instinct inherent to nearly all biological life.

    It is a specific, historically and politically contingent set of practices based upon a narrow and very recent political fiction.
    Racism has absolutely nothing to do with hate and everything to do with avoiding and defending against the dangers of the unknown.

    It is a survival tool that predates politics by millions of years for which no amount of political correctness will expedite it's demise.
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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    Actually, that's a fairly accurate description__It's a primal instinct inherent to nearly all biological life.

    Racism has absolutely nothing to do with hate and everything to do with avoiding and defending against the dangers of the unknown.

    It is a survival tool that predates politics by millions of years for which no amount of political correctness will expedite it's demise.

    Fastfoward today..the time we live in btw....dont try to tell me racism isnt racially and ethnically motivated by hate

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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree
    Agree. It's a part of our nature.
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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    No it won't go away. Even if the more transparent displays like the KKK ceased to exist, even if Mississippi seceded, there will always be stupid ****s somewhere. What's more interesting to me is looking at hidden racism that we might not even be aware of. People at some level tend to prefer their own race, whether for socializing or just fantasizing. For instance, depictions of Jesus tend to coincide with whatever race put him there. In the US he's usually white; in African areas he's often black, never mind what he really would have looked like.

    People also socialize with their same race disproportionately, even when they're forced into the same living space. At college it was very noticeable, even on a liberal, integrated campus, that people would hang out with their same race or nationality. When the college tried to pretend otherwise, like a Newsweek cover that had a white girl, an Asian and black kid together, that would very rarely happen. Does this reflect racism though? I dunno, on some level it seems to be, even if not intentionally. People decide subconsciously pretty damn quickly (think i've read .3 seconds) if they're going to like you or avoid you, and one of the first things they notice is race.

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