posted on Jul, 6 2007 @ 04:12 PM
I personally think that there will always be people like this. While the percentage has certainly declined, it still exists. I really don't see any
real way to eliminate racism.
People say that education is a good place to start. While that may indeed be the case, a person who is racist usually gain their racism through
outside sources. You can teach a person something, but if the people they are continuously around are telling them something different, many times
what you have taught them is for nil.
My father came from a generation that was very racist. However, he was a good man who, while he may have been bitter, did not try to impose that
bitterness upon me. I never really heard a racist thing ever come out of my mother's mouth, so she was someone who I have tried to take after as
well when dealing with other ethnicities.
My point is that you can educate someone, but if their family and friends are not as open to other ethnicities as they could be, everything that you
have taught them is going to eventually be cast aside in favor of the view of the people he/she is always surrounded by.
[edit on 6-7-2007 by SpeakerofTruth]