reply to post by SaturnFX
Is Racism a brain disorder?
No. In all actuality, the concept that all the races of our species are identical, is really quite ridiculous. It is (of course) politically correct
and convenient to subscribe to this notion... but it really doesn't hold water.
And no, this isn't a racist rant. It merely dares to observe the obvious and talk about it in public.
Our species didn't all fall out of the same tree or live in the same cave or chase down the same herd of wild beasts for dinner. If you believe in
evolution, then you must accept that we are tribal by nature and that the most fundamental of these are based on the various racial subdivisions.
In nature, we see this same sort of thing between troops of monkeys, prides of lions, herds of wild horses, etc. The divisions ensure survival because
even if one is wiped out by famine or disease, the others which have separated themselves will survive.
But here is where the rubber meets the road because we like to think of ourselves as being more evolved, more advanced and in full control of who and
what we are.
Well, we're not... and nature doesn't respect our theories of who and what we are, either. She continues to install the tribal instinct within us to
insure our survival, too... whether we deserve it or not.
Humanity is a very diverse, dynamic species that is split into a number of what we refer to as races. Each reflects its own evolutionary history in
both physical and mental attributes. By attempting to forcefully merge this variety into a single, homogeneous pudding, there is far more lost than is
gained. Instead of honoring each subdivision of the species as being unique with specialized qualities, we ignore the individuality... which is to my
way of thinking, a far greater testament to racism than being proud of who and what each of us are.
So... yes, there are those who apply race as a negative... but like anything else, even who we are can be abused. Ignorance is the face of the
negative racial stereotype. We don't have to hate those of other races. But before we can learn to honor our differences, we have to learn first to
recognize them and then, respect them.
S&F for daring to walk out on this thin ice