There's no racism. It's all economics and profiteering.
If you and I are equal, it's hard for me to profit from your labor. After all, why should you pay me less, than I pay you?
To profit from our relationship, I need to convince you that my worth is more than your worth.
I have to make you struggle harder to achieve the same things that I make easy for me.
So. I need to introduce a law, set the policy, convince our neighbors, etc.. to change the relative valuation of you verses me.
This is quite easy to do if we look different.
Once the neighbors can never confuse the two of us, thinking one might be the other, I can use that to set the policy, establish the valuation scheme,
so that your labor is valued more but priced less, and my labor is priced more buy valued less.
This is all that racism is.
If slaves were not priced below their value, the Europeans would never have spent the cost to move them from Africa to the Americas.
The whole policy of racism, was simply an economic strategy, to get valuable labor for cheap.
What it tells us, is that a Black person was worth more than his price, and a White person was priced more than his worth. And this was the force that
moved blacks from Africa to the Americas.
Why pay a white person his required high price, when I can get a black person to do the same work for less?
The black slaves replaced the white laborers who had overpriced their services.
Today, things have changed, and the Mexicans are replacing the Blacks, because the Mexicans are the new cheap labor.
It's not racism. It's profit.
edit on 9-5-2013 by SQUEALER because: (no reason given)