View Poll Results: Where does racism come from?

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Thread: Where does racism come from?

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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I dunno; a good friend of mine (and her daughter) both have it. They're half Puerto Rican, half white. Straight light brown hair, hazel eyes, skin paler than mine.
    So I don't guess it's a "black disease". I don't know any black people who have it (then again, I don't know that many black people, period).
    You are right. I used to believe that it was only a black condition. I was taught here at DP that I was incorrect.
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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Racism is most often the waste product of ignorance.
    Pretty much and perhaps a failure at life leads to wanting to blame others.


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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    You are right. I used to believe that it was only a black condition. I was taught here at DP that I was incorrect.
    Aren't the PR, like Cubans, and citizens of other west indies islands, pretty much a mixed race, with a certain amount of black influence?
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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    I believe initially racism came from survival instinct. There was a time, not so long ago, that those groups who could better organize and work as a group were the more likely survivors, or winners in case of conflict.
    Now, tho, I think we should be smarter, but it has become more of a cultural thing, with adults passing on the idea to their children.
    So, with overlap of generations and the world "getting smaller", I am thinking both survival instinct and learned...
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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    Racism or forms if it can also come by social changes. The increasing diverse world and in particular this economic crisis.
    When people are in trouble, they look for a scape goat, im getting increasingly concerned over this focus and emphasis of immigrants as if they are fully responsible for the crisis and lack of jobs, by the media which has led to racist parties like BNP getting more support
    Last edited by Laila; 12-14-08 at 09:33 AM.


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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Aren't the PR, like Cubans, and citizens of other west indies islands, pretty much a mixed race, with a certain amount of black influence?
    Actually, everyone has some black influence in them. The history of mankind is in our DNA.
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    Re: Where does racism come from?

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    So, what is it, do the genes affect color, height, and other factors based on primitive climate needs or not? People are either all the same or they are not. I know, the concept of people having different charecteristics offends you, but it is reality, again, it isn't wrong to have descriptions of differences, it is wrong to treat people differently just based on those differences. Get it yet?
    I'd like to see you address the point that humans fit the definition of monotypic.

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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    So, what is it, do the genes affect color, height, and other factors based on primitive climate needs or not? People are either all the same or they are not. I know, the concept of people having different charecteristics offends you, but it is reality, again, it isn't wrong to have descriptions of differences, it is wrong to treat people differently just based on those differences. Get it yet?
    The krux of the discussion isn't that people have different characteristics that are genetically determined, it is whether or not race exists. Let me direct you back to the actual discussion, since you are so keen on avoiding it:

    In order to respond to these questions you're first going to have to define what "black" is, and what "white" is. Are you prepared to do that, or are you going to avoid that question just like every other racist that is confronted with that question?
    You can't talk about these different categories without first defining them. That is what I am waiting for you to do.

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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Actually, everyone has some black influence in them. The history of mankind is in our DNA.
    My mitochondrial DNA is totally into rap music.
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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    My mitochondrial DNA is totally into rap music.
    Mine was too. I had it removed and replaced with Beef Jerky DNA.
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