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Putting an end to prejudice?
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Posted 4/8/07
Well I know I my opinions have changed as I got older. I have learned to always keep an open mind. Maybe it can happen to other people too?
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maybe others too but i say for now at least for the next years and years to come, putting an end to prejudice would be an impossible task
Posted 4/9/07

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Oy, I agree with all that. Never said I didn't. What I think I said was that it wouldn't end racism 100%. You misunderstood. I'm sorry. That's my fault. I should be more clear in what I'm writing. I rant so much about vaguely related topics that people often misunderstand the central message I'm trying to send. I'll try and focus more on my main theme in the future.


I still believe that racism can be ended, it just takes time, effort, and getting a large number of protectionists angry. Sure, we can't end prejudice, due to the probability of any one person developing a negative schema about a certain group, however I would not necessarily lump that in with racism, we don't consider people with arachnophobia to be threatening / "racist" to the World's spider population.


However, I must say that the Darwin theory is not exactly being upheld. At least not in a steadfast mannor. Due to recent advamces we've made in molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry it has begun to slowly wane away. Or, rather to go through a stage of change. We are slowly "bending" the Darwinian theory. For example: Charles Darwin said that everything came from a singular ancestory. Now the more common theory, and most likely the more accurate, is that there were a series of organism which play the role of "father species."


I was the one not being too clear here, I wasn't claiming that everything Darwin said was being upheld, only the Darwinian theory of evolution through natural selection, which is even being advanced with the discovery of the method of inheritance (genes).
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ying to eliminate prejudice is much like trying to suppress free thought. People will not always agree as depicted in this thread. The results of prejudice are tough but for the most part are not things you cannot over come. I think people are far too concerned with political correctness these days and it has caused a vast amount of oversensitivity in regard to prejudice.


Reading that made me think of this old book I read... What year was it named.... 1948? Yes, well we should steal the thought police out of there and have them work for us and kill everyone who's racist!111 J/k of course.


I can't say I agree. Asians that work harder is due to their environment. If a non Asian was raised with the same values, they would work just as hard. The same would apply to a basketball player and so on.


I agree with that very much. ^


Doesn't saying prejudice things lead towards doing prejudice things? Unless I have my history vastly mistaken then I'm pretty sure Hitler preached on his beliefs and even wrote a book about them before actually acting them out. Prejudice is something that is almost always inherited through verbal re-enforcement from someone who has influence.


Oy, Hitlers book what's it called? Mihn Comf? Well, its German for something like My Mind. I can't recall anymore. But, I do know that its still the best selling book in a few nations around Israel.


I still believe that racism can be ended, it just takes time, effort, and getting a large number of protectionists angry. Sure, we can't end prejudice, due to the probability of any one person developing a negative schema about a certain group, however I would not necessarily lump that in with racism, we don't consider people with arachnophobia to be threatening / "racist" to the World's spider population.


Of course we don’t call arachnophobia a form of racism! Spiders aren’t a race. However, I think that xenophobia is tied in with racism to a high degree. We often shun things were not used to, and if you’ve ever been to one of those small KKK towns like I have then you would know that those people are fearful of foreigners.

Anyway, I see now. Well, let us leave Darwinism for another thread.
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i dont think it can be abolished, mostly there are two sides to the story and both sides wont give in. what i mean by this is that someone needs to say or act in a way that it offends someone, the other person needs to get offended for it to become racist or prejudice. its the ying and yang believe. so for it not to exist anymore the side that is racist or prejudice would say something to be racist, and the other person would not care, which would not offend him, which then turns the remark into a joke. eventually people would stop doing or saying racist or prejudice things because it would lose the impact of its meaning cause no one care anymore. also there is too much money to be made off of racism and prejudice to have it abolished.
Posted 7/22/09
Not possible. We're too superficial.
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Posted 7/22/09
No. It will takes years or decades or never. But due to hundreds of cultures out there and their pasts (history), it's rather hard to convince and/or have everyone from each country/culture to agree on one thing.
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Posted 7/23/09
it wil never end....
Posted 7/24/09
I think this should be in the extended discussion...
and, I think prejudice will never end.
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Posted 7/24/09
Certain amount of prejudice towards anything is natural.

People are prejudiced towards certain types of music and so forth, so why would race not be included?
I think the way that race is treated can change over years. But people will always have preferences.
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Posted 7/24/09

choclate28 wrote:

I think this should be in the extended discussion...
and, I think prejudice will never end.


Pretty much exactly what I was thinking.
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Posted 7/24/09
Awwh I'm not racist, but today this Kyle person was making fun of my Japanese friend Mary...
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Posted 7/24/09
Prejudice will always exist in one form or another. I think it will eventually move away from the current hot topic (at least in the US) of race and eventually become more about nationality. Face it, there are lots of countries that hate the US as a nation, not just the Caucasians. The same can be said for France, China, Korea, etc etc....
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