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Originally posted by calstorm
Racism will die. Racism didn't exist until the 1700s before then it was cultural-ism, and if one adapted to the others culture it didn't mater what their skin color was. Racism came about as a way for the colonists to justify owning slaves in their mind. It took about 100 years for racism to fully take hold. Experts have suggested it will take about the same amount of time for racism to go the was of extinction. Racism first started going out in the 1970's so racism should be nearly extinct by 2070. Of course their will always be a handful of individuals that will be racist just as there was a handful of non racists back when racism fist took hold.
Originally posted by Historymajor
, and now the school principal has ordered the faces of the Latino and Black students pictured on the school wall to be repainted as light-skinned children.
and now we see more than ever...a racist attitude towards all people of color.
I don't even want to refer to it as racism any more...its PURE ignorance, simple because race is socially constructed. We all put our pants on the same way, and all bleed the same color blood!.
Originally posted by kimish
reply to post by Historymajor
I would like to say that yes, this is very unfair. But, however, The europeans were also treated unfairly throughout time, it wasn't only the Europeans that did that type of thing. Also, race IS NOT A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT (please show proof). There are wayyyy too many differences. Yes we put our pants on the same way and yes we all bleed red but dogs and birds and fish bleed red too. Does that make them a social construct?
These "evil White people" are probably just as fed up with the affirmative action and reverse racism that has been going on towards whites for sometime now. Now, in the past whites did some stupid things but are you aware that the slave trade was big in Africa before the Europeans made their presence known? Are you aware that it was THE BLACKS THAT SOLD THEIR OWN INTO SLAVERY TO WHITEY?
I agree 100% with the Arizona law 1070 but as far as "whitening" the murals of the ethnic students, I just think that is a disgrace. I am ashamed that this has happened.
I would also like to state for the record that scientist can determine the race of a person from the skeletal remains, minus the skull. Now, knowing this, how is race socially constructed? That to me is a narrow minded way to look at things.
[edit on 5-6-2010 by kimish]