Defenition of racism, according to the Webster dictionary: A beleif that race is the primary determinent of human trait and capacity. But what about the environment you live in? what about if all you have ever known is this? and want no part in changing your views or want no part in seeing how the rest of the world lives, or to learn why is wrong. How some people who live in small towns never get to deal or see anyone race other than their own, they reach adulthood never laying eyes on anyone different? Should they be held accountable for their lack of understanding of this subject? This is how racism is fed, nonexposure of the world around you.
Answer by ladyd6280 at 5:56 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
Answer by caitxrawks at 5:54 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:55 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
Answer by older at 5:59 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
Answer by urkiddingright at 6:02 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
Answer by older at 6:08 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
Answer by Blueliner at 6:18 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
Ignorance, plain and simple.
Answer by Friday at 6:21 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:24 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
Fear of the unknown. Then maybe fear and dislike of the known.
I've seen people show irrational dislike of homeschoolers. They don't know any homeschoolers personally, but they see homeschoolers as weird and different. I've also seen some judge ALL homeschoolers by the one (negative) experience they had with homeschoolers.
This same dislike and/or fear could apply to race, creed, color, religious belief, or sexual preference. People from other cultures, classes, and lifestyles fall into this as well. One CM poster said everyone who shops at Walmart is trash. It's a general dislike of people who are different from her. Not really much difference from racism, IMO.
Answer by mancosmomma at 6:33 PM on Oct. 17, 2009