By Blog Author, John
Racism has been a persistent and pervasive problem in our world for centuries, and unfortunately, it is still very much a part of our society to this day.
So what is it that motivates and sustains racism?
The answer is complicated, as there are many factors at play here. One factor that motivates and sustains racism is fear. People may be afraid of those who are different from them, and so they may lash out against them in an attempt to protect themselves and their own interests.
Fear of the unknown can also lead to racism, as people may feel threatened by those who have different backgrounds and cultures. These feelings of fear can lead to prejudice and discrimination.
Another factor that motivates and sustains racism is ignorance. People who do not understand other cultures and backgrounds may rely on stereotypes and false assumptions to make judgments about them. This can lead to racism and the perpetuation of harmful stereotypes.
Another factor that motivates and sustains racism is power. Those who have power over others may use it to oppress and control those who are perceived as different or weaker. This can lead to racism, as those in power may use their positions to spread false information or to deny certain groups of people rights or opportunities.
Finally, racism can also be motivated and sustained by economic or social inequalities. Those who are economically or socially disadvantaged may face prejudice and discrimination due to their economic or social status. This can lead to racism, as those in power may try to maintain their power and privilege by denying opportunities to those who are seen as different or weaker.
All of these factors play a role in motivating and sustaining racism, and it is important to understand them in order to begin to address the problem. Racism is a complex and pervasive problem that has been with us for centuries, and it will take a concerted effort to begin to eradicate it. Education, awareness, and open dialogue are all important steps in the right direction.
And I believe that as l long as there are radicals in positions of political power anywhere in the world, there will never be an end to racism because if there were an end to racism, the dominant culture within any political paradigm would lose their dominant power.
I think that racism is a permanent part of the DNA of the human being and it cannot be legislated out nor excised by any political or psychological means.
2 thoughts on “Why Is There Racism In The World And Can Anything Ever Be Done To Eliminate It?”
Not in the world of today….hatred is the rule these days. chuq
I agree. Humanity is stuck with racism forever.
Best wishes, Pete.
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