What do you think is the reason why discrimination exists?
20 Jul 07
I think it's because of people. It is what has been from the beginning, it is with human nature to feel higher than others in many aspects of life. These attitude has been passed from generation to generation that's why until now it is widely practiced, although we try to avoid it and show equality. The best thing to do is try to start within ourselves to be fair and equal in judgement to all people around the globe. We could make a difference.
19 Jul 07
As long as there are people who thinks they are more superior in whatever ways than the other people, there will always be discrimination. Take the case of some white people who thinks their blood and race are more superior than the colored people (hey this is only an example, don't take this seriously). Same with other things or qualities than can be seen within a person.
19 Jul 07
in my humble opinion, it exists because people stereotype races. for example filipinos are being discriminated in foreign caucasoid countries because they are darker than them. filipinos are discriminated in taiwan because almost all filipinos out there minimum wage workers like domestic helpers and factory workers. so even if you're not domestic helper or factory worker you're still being stereotyped because of your fellow countrymen.
• United States
19 Jul 07
I think discrimination exists due to ignorance. Narrow minded people, without any knowledge of the real world will always discriminate. I have been discriminated because I am Puerto Rican when I was younger in some southern states by white folks. I just ignored it.
23 Jul 07
Hi another interesting and thoughtful discussion..and consequently I seem to be showing up on your site a lot lately...but you to the same with me I am glad we're on-line friends. Anyway, I read over all the other responses and agree with the different viewpoints. However, within my world of energy-based thinking I am always looking for root causes to any outer manifestation. To me discrimination exists because outer would thinking is based on seeing the separateness of humanity rather than the oneness. Yes, the separateness is taught from generation to generation. Racial, gender, ageism, cultural discrimination exists as the symptom...but not the root cause. Just imagine how easy it would be to stop discrimination if eveyone on the planet agreed to acccept that we are all connected by Source...through Source and each other by energetic spiritual bonds...even when we do not allow ourselves to 'know' that. If people put their power of thought and intent into accepting differences...any difference..race, creed, color, gender, age..professional...whatever...just accept it...then discrimination would cease. You don't have to agree or like things...or even some people. But the idea behind acceptance is that it honors differences. Within that dynamic polarity lessons and harmony increases. If people were willing to accept a Universal Spiritual Principle...to treat each other the way we'd like to be treated...there it would end discrimination. So within underpinnings of discrimination...there is an arrogant one upmanship. It shows up in different areas of life and forces people to carve up their world into sections of "I am better than you...my God is better than yours...my race is superior to yours...my body shape is superior to yours..and on and on and on. If people could really 'hear' what they are saying they'd pick up on it. By they are so caught up in the rightousness of their own conviciton that love and respect goes out the window...and yes we are left with discrimination. At a very root cause..it is the separation of ourselves from others that creates the need to judge, poster and position. Just another one of my perspectives though...no right or wrong..just a viewpoint.