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There was practically no racism at my high school. It was just not there.
Please reread op. He is racist only in the manner of his automatic thoughts and feelings, immediately after as he shows us he dissects them and attemots to disseninate them and quash them. He recognizes its not the color, truly, that he wouldnt like anyone that lives in that manner. But his mind leaps onto the color differential. Outside of his control and he fights against that. Thats bot a learned behavior but an automayic response.
No tricks here folks, maybe an exposure though that might be mutually beneficial?
The mind is hardwired to notice differences and when we are coming from a place of instinct especially, wherein what is different is labelled as potentially dangerous,
I disagree that racism is instinctual.
originally posted by: JinMI
However, it's always a shame to see someone live up to the stereotype.
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: imwilliam
Or it is learned from the surroundings while growing up.
Most likely not genetically entirely, not entirely instinctal and not entirely learned.
All three, with varying degrees from person to person.