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Is racism a modern invention?

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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 02:12 AM
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No, people have always hated each other along these lines:

1. Race.

2. Religion.

So, let's get rid of both of these and we will be OK.




posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 02:59 AM
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Originally posted by catwhoknowsplusone
No, people have always hated each other along these lines:

1. Race.

2. Religion.

So, let's get rid of both of these and we will be OK.


That's way too simplistic. (And how do you get rid of races?)

People will polarise into opposing groups any chance they get. Racism is spurred on and encouraged by referring to people as "black" and "white" when neither pigmentation colour exists. How better to divide people than by placing them at the opposite ends of the greyscale! If you call yourself black or white then you are a racist. If you make any kind of issue about your own or another's skin colour or ethnic origins then you are a racist.

It's human instinct to want to clash with opposing forces. Just look at the fall outs between Skeptics and Believers here on ATS.

Differences aren't always tolerated, but hey, that's people for you.



posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 03:52 AM
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thats what happens when your soul is trapped inside one of these uselss bodies called a human



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