We invent race to justify intolerance

San Antonio, TX

We are all one race and have only minor different biological features. Do you really believe that is the driving force behind our discrimination and stereotypical caricaturizations of each other? If we were all perfectly homogenized and mixed race, would will still discrimination against each other based on class, money, or privilege? To me it is a sign that we as a species, when ignorant or uneducated, are just intolerant of that which we do not understand or that which is different. Color is just a convenient and easy point to coalesce upon. Socioeconomic, cultural, and historical differences are a bit harder to hate because they requires a bit of education to understand. Color is easy and requires only a set of fully functioning eyes and an impressionable, naïve brain.


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