I don't think you are becoming racist, I think you are just feed up with a barrier that could be removed with just a little effort.
As far as a person become racist? Absolutely as I have seen it happen to a few people. I have also seen the reverse happen. It's like anything else, we are the sum of our experiences.
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In answer to the poll question: Yes, someone can become a racist. It's a learned behavior/concept, and people can learn things at any time in their life. People aren't born racist.
I do believe, however, that people are born with a certain natural inclination towards being anti-outsider. Stems from our days as hunters and gatherers and seeing another pack meant competition for food. Territoriality and all that. It's instinctual.
If you were in certain parts of Chicago, it wouldn't be Hispanics that bother you, it would be the Polish.
Same situations, different group. (The reason why I realize nothing has changed in the way immigrants assimilate, etc overall is because I encounter so many immigrant groups that aren't Hispanic which do the same things that everyone claims that only Hispanics do. It's a universal thing across immigrant cultures, with the only real exceptions being those that already spoke English as their primary language prior to immigrating, which means the Irish for the most part, but their papist beliefs were the big issue for them instead of language. The difference is that being in Chicago, I encounter non-Hispanic immigrants far more than most people in the country do. My neighborhood is practically a suburb of Warsaw)
So what you are experiencing isn't racism. It's a distaste for outsiders. Unless you start to extrapolate your natural inclination towards disliking outsiders and apply that to the race, including non-outsiders of that race, it won't ever become racism.
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I dont think a person can become racist, but when one encounters a lot of certain behaviours from members of a particular group, one can forget or not realise that all members of the group are not like that.
I lived in an area of Dublin, which was close to one of the roughest sections of social welfare houses in the city. After my house was broken into once and I had 3 cars stolen from outside my house and burnt in a nearby street, and had to walk past syringes, condoms... on the street regularly as I walked to work, I started to refer to the people in the social welfare houses as 'them' and apply unflattering characteristics to them, because of the sheer frustration of encountering so much crime done by some of 'them'. I literally would forget that they were not all like that. In fact, there were lots of friendly ones that I used to chat with when I was out shopping, or in the local cafes, just going about their ordinary everyday activities such as shopping, picking their kids up from school... There were also a lot of them in the hospital where my daughter was born, who were simply just mothers doing the best they knew how for their kids, and not involved in any crime at all.
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"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Yes you can. Basically it only takes a negative experience with said group whichever it may be and is reinforced with a social stereotype. People with a greater strength over their emotion via personal intellectual discourse, can over ride this by understanding that it was possible to happen with equivalent racial variety and it is mainly the stereotype that reinforces the racist sentiment. It is something that has to be kept in check regularly because the first thing that people see are obvious matters such as skin color etc.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller