The great world tree, Yggdrasil. Trembles, to it's roots.
Seriously think about what you just wrote, because you want to be treated like an individual for not treating others as individuals...../confused.
Prejudging happens. Muttering under your breath happens. Under pressure, it happens even more. We, as a society, have become more social and open about the simplest of matters and opinions to complete strangers than in the history of ever, and we're open about it - however, I'd like to make it fairly clear that there are those who say or write the first thing that comes to mind, and those who also like to be constructive about what they say. Myself, I re-read what I put so that i) I understand it, ii) it's the point I want to make across and iii) it doesn't come off cynical or misunderstood. Unfortunately, it still happens, but we all interpret each sentence in our own way.
So OT - Racism? Yeah, anything as such or stereotypes, sexism, all that stuff isn't necessarily good.. but that doesn't mean as a whole you're a bad person. Perhaps you're misunderstood, or misguided from what you've seen or witnessed. Every race, gender, age, etc has its bad eggs.. and yes, some more than others.. and if things like the media are in some form racist, sexist, etc. it tends to spread out. Some are easily manipulated, some just don't understand or know any better. We're being thrown words at us from all sides these days and opinions on the internet have spread like wildfires in recent years. I remember a time when the internet was a matter of sharing the simple things and not asking for ideas and thoughts from random strangers. I try not to spread myself too thin under these circumstances - I have my own hide to take care of and a loved one. You don't have to be nice to all of society - but you don't have to hate or lash out either. You can just... be.
Understand - some can take serious amounts of social pressure. Some can't. Above all else, the world these days is making some serious changes to what's acceptable and what's not. Does that make people dumb? Possibly.. but it's no more stupid than not knowing the earth has more than one moon. Just get informed, being dumb isn't a terrible thing.. being stubborn and thinking you're right, however, is.
No actually it is not such a big deal. If you stop and think about it everything exists for a reason, so racism must exist for some underlining potentially good reason. I have no idea what that reason is, but I am sure there is one somewhere hidden deep within the question.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein. A butterfly flaps its wings...2 years later there is a typhoon halfway across the world.
You get called racist for everything these days.
'T Vlaamse heir staat immer pal, Daar 't winnen of daar 't sterven zal. Alhier, Aldaar aan lange lansen de leeuwen dansen, de leeuwen dansen.... En de leeuwen dansen, de leeuwen dansen.
People are all racist in one way or a another. Generalization and talking down of others who dont agree with your opinion or agenda is labeled as ignorant among other things. Saying racism is judging people also, so the same right that you use to call people stupid is the same right he has to be racist.
I was thinking 20th century. Germany, China, the USSR, and Cambodia all have pretty good claims though.
when facts like this are used alone without the large quantity of other statistics available in the research they become useless and actually help promote ignorance and prejudice rather than understanding and knowledge.