Why Can't Racism Die Out?

davesmom

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Some questions popped into my mind while watching the U.S. memorial of Pearl Harbor today.
It is 71 years since the Japanese surrendered due the Atomic bombing of two of their cities. After those 71 years America and Japan are allies and on friendly terms.


Comparatively, it is 153 years since slavery was officially abolished in the U.S. After those 153 years Black Americans still harbor resentment and hatred.


It is 256 years since France ceded Canada to the British. After those 256 years French Canadians still harbor resentment and hatred.


There are very few people still living who were alive in the 1940s. The majority of today's population either don't know what happened or are unconcerned about it.
There are certainly no people still living who remember the Battle of Quebec which ended in 1760 giving the British control of what was then Canada. Many generations have passed since then who had nothing to do with and little knowledge of how Canada came into British control.
There are also many generations passed since the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 abolished slavery.


So why is resentment and hatred still alive and contributing to racial tensions? Are some races more forgiving and forward thinking than others? Do some races pass their hatred on through their children while others encourage their children to stay with the times they are living in? Or is it an individual choice by which optimistic people put history behind them and look to a brighter future while others are more negative and live in the past, always fearful and suspicious?
 

Angstrom

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Billions of years of survival has made us the way we are. It seams that racism augments your chances of survival.
 

Mowich

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Some questions popped into my mind while watching the U.S. memorial of Pearl Harbor today.
It is 71 years since the Japanese surrendered due the Atomic bombing of two of their cities. After those 71 years America and Japan are allies and on friendly terms.


Comparatively, it is 153 years since slavery was officially abolished in the U.S. After those 153 years Black Americans still harbor resentment and hatred.


It is 256 years since France ceded Canada to the British. After those 256 years French Canadians still harbor resentment and hatred.


There are very few people still living who were alive in the 1940s. The majority of today's population either don't know what happened or are unconcerned about it.
There are certainly no people still living who remember the Battle of Quebec which ended in 1760 giving the British control of what was then Canada. Many generations have passed since then who had nothing to do with and little knowledge of how Canada came into British control.
There are also many generations passed since the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 abolished slavery.


So why is resentment and hatred still alive and contributing to racial tensions? Are some races more forgiving and forward thinking than others? Do some races pass their hatred on through their children while others encourage their children to stay with the times they are living in? Or is it an individual choice by which optimistic people put history behind them and look to a brighter future while others are more negative and live in the past, always fearful and suspicious?

Lack of education is one of the factors contributing to racist attitudes - though not by any means the only one. Another factor could be the continuing climate of reconciliation whereby past wrongs are brought once again to the fore to be relived time and again with little or no resolution. It becomes difficult for even the most solicitous, when they are told ad nauseam that they must atone for the sins of their fathers, not to question if resolution will ever be possible. Resentment and bitterness find fertile ground in such situations.
 

Angstrom

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Lack of education is one of the factors contributing to racist attitudes - though not by any means the only one. Another factor could be the continuing climate of reconciliation whereby past wrongs are brought once again to the fore to be relived time and again with little or no resolution. It becomes difficult for even the most solicitous, when they are told ad nauseam that they must atone for the sins of their fathers, not to question if resolution will ever be possible. Resentment and bitterness find fertile ground in such situations.

So our natural instincts need to be brainwashed to not be racist. Point and case. Things that are racist have a higher chance of survival then things that do not. See how that was easy.
 

Hoof Hearted

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Asians are smarter than whites...

Q: How do you know you've been robbed by a Chinese guy?

A: When you come home, the cat is missing and all of your homework is done.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYppAs6ZdI
 

Angstrom

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If racism didn't exist the planet wouldn't have any bio diversity at all.

Different. Races eventually branch out to their own species
 

mentalfloss

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If racism didn't exist the planet wouldn't have any bio diversity at all.

 

Angstrom

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Because the universe dose not give a fu€k about nice or, naughty. The equation is simply what survives best.

Racism creates new species over periods of millions of years. I know that's way to complicated for simple people like you to understand.
 

Ludlow

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Because the universe dose not give a fu€k about nice or, naughty. The equation is simply what survives best.

Racism creates new species over periods of millions of years. I know that's way to complicated for simple people like you to understand.
Yeah of course you are correct. Us simpletons spent way too much time on learning to spell to know anything else .