posted on Jul, 19 2013 @ 05:47 AM
A truer picture of intolerance between peoples, not only of differing nationalities and race, but socio-economic status, can best be provided by
substituting the word 'racism' with 'prejudice'. In truth, you can't dislike someone out of colour, alone, the prejudice goes deeper than that.
The colour of a person merely identifies them with a particular culture and cultural mindset different to one's own, a culture that is often
perceived as 'alien' and something to be denied equality and tolerance.
Prejudice is what drives racism, and it also drives the oft' seen disparity between people's of same colour. India's caste system has its
counterpart throughout the West's' class systems, particularly in Britain, where 'class' is a dividing line of disparity in the still extant
system of feudalism that is rampant here in the British mindset. In Britain, you are either 'working class' (the labourers, enslaved by economics),
'middle class' (the managers of economics), or upper class (idle rich and privileged without merit, the owners of economics). Britain still holds
onto its monarchy, its so-called royalty, and its branches of tentacles that stretch around the country, each 'sucker' representing a country seat
of privilege and unmerited Lordship over the local peoples by adherence to the pomp and circumstance of feudal tradition. Of course, being privileged
does not carry the same power it used to wield, but it does still carry some clout. Disparity in Britain is built into and sustained by its very
All societies, no matter which country, are layered along these lines of division of social status, and prejudice is rampant between them. Wealth has
always, throughout history, bought power and control, and those with the wealth do not want to share the power and control, as that would unseat them
from their positions of unmerited privilege.
In America, wealth is what truly sets people apart. America was probably the first true multicultural society, which still creaks and groans under the
strains and fault lines of disparate cultural mindsets. Having no monarchical history or traditions, its society became layered through the
accumulation of wealth, which sets its tone of British-like feudalism. Your 'royalty' is denoted by wealth, which buys position and power, and thus
the control. You broke away from British royalty and pretty much created your own.
Racism, itself, is nothing more than the 'tip-of-the-iceberg' of deeper prejudicial mindsets. Colour is just the first indicator of that prejudice.