what do you think racism is?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Racism is hate for hate sake.

    Let's face it, very few of us know everything there is to know about every culture and race on the planet. Sheesh, we can't even get along when we're from the same race/culture but differing genders. My point is, it goes beyond simple misunderstanding.

    It's the not wanting to learn, not wanting to understand, just judge based on outward appearances or one's own preconceived convictions.

    Someone who doesn't understand Asian holiday and who may make a stupid comment about it isn't necessarily a racist if their willing to learn why the comment was wrong, and once so, corrects the behaviour because now they too believe it was wrong.

    It's the one who is corrected, but choses to continue the offensive behaviour because they still think their view/race/etc is better and they don't care how the other party feels, now that's hateful...and therefore racist.

    To me anyways. Hope I explained that so it made sense. Good question. Has us explore ourselves on that issue.

  • 1 decade ago

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    Answer: Racism is the judging by race and/or color. Prejudice is judging people based on limited knowledge, bad experience with someone of a race, and/or stereotypes places on race. Stereotypes are false saying or half truths that are harmful and/or helpful, but is most likely harmful to the judge and the ones being judge.

  • DGS
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Thinking that a particular kind of people are inferior to another based on the color of their skin. Treating people differently based on the color of their skin is really just a consequence of the thinking - it's the thinking that needs to change if you want to combat racism.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    a form of discrimination based on race, especially the belief that one race is superior to another. Racism may be expressed individually and consciously, through explicit thoughts, feelings, or acts, or socially and unconsciously, through institutions that promote inequality between races

    Source(s): google definitions
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  • 1 decade ago

    I think racism is the dislike of the other people's quality of thought and opinion, such as the republicans and democrats in congress.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Are you having an issue with the definition? It's clear what it is: dogmatic, fanatical prejudice against anybody who is different from yourself.

    I'm confused by this question -- are you insinuating that racism has some other subjective meanings?

  • 1 decade ago

    Fear, fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to the dark side! Seriously though.. people fear what they don't understand, not to mention everybody wants a scapegoat now and then. Someone who are obviously different make excellent scapegoats. Sad but true and if you grow up being told your life sucks because of someone else, eventually you believe it. Ignorance and fear that's pretty much it. I wish people weren't stupid but...they are!

  • 1 decade ago

    When people discriminate or son't like people because of their race. They think it's bad to have a different color skin or race?

  • 1 decade ago

    Thinking that someone is less of a person based on how they look or where they are from.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hate of one's self, therefore it comes out as hate for others for unfair reasons such as skin colour or ethnic background...

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