Some people might say that it is a survival instinct to trust those who have genes closer to us. If the "selfish gene" theory is true, our genes want
us to help to pass down, and pass down genes as close to us as possible. It's why we automatically like our children more than our cousin's children,
and why we automatically like our cousin's children more than complete strangers children, IF (big if) this theory is true. However, it may be a true
thing, because the animals have been shown to do similar behaviors in the experiments. So if this is the case, there might be an "automatic"
[dictionary - "innate" ? I dont know this word]preference for people who "look like us" which means more likely to have closer genes.(??)
Even if this is true, though, we are not bound by biology, we are not animals. Humans have worked hard to transcend many of the "innate[?] instincts"
- we are not animals. What makes us human is what separates us from animals. We can learn to not give free expression to other "innate instincts",
like restraining our violence or sex impulses. We can do the same thing with race impulses if they are true, and we must do so. For a better world!
But to transcend, we must first admit, right/
edit on 18-4-2012 by SilentThundersGF because: grammar