Originally posted by shebakoby:
It begs the question though, as in, can racism be truly eliminated, or are we stuck with it forever and ever?
People can think whatever thoughts they want. Their behavior just must be free of bias and discrimination. I could care less whether someone thinks racist thoughts about me. I am obviously much more interested in their behavior toward me though. While the two are related, they are in fact independent.
We may never be able to eradicate the insecurity that creates racism. On the other hand, we can eliminate most racist behavior.