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.[/QUOTE]
Yeah that's probably the best anyone can hope for, although some people might slip up and let their opinions affect how they treat people. This is what is known as "sin."
Originally posted by 222:
We may never be able to eradicate the insecurity that creates racism. On the other hand, we can eliminate most racist behavior.
Well that depends on whether insecurity is what causes racism or if it is an entirely different reason. As I have indicated in other posts, I believe that the reason that racism against "African/African-American" people seems worse than other kinds is because Darwinian Evolutionists theorized that Africans were the least evolved of humankind. That was a destructive theory that caused much harm. Thank goodness most evolutionists no longer believe that, but the racism stuck while the theory evaporated--having been believed by less-educated people, which has perpetuated itself in other ways. Also, the racism of individuals is usually based on negative experiences of themselves or stories their friends have told them. Both are fallacious reasonings and all who think that way need education to smarten them a little bit up.
"You liberals with your conspiracy theories are starting to sound like your own version of the John Birch Society"-Rush Limbaugh