What drives racism?

@megumiart (3781)
United States
November 30, 2007 12:07pm CST
I saw this documentary on the HGistory channel the other day about modern KKK members in America. It made me want to jump through the screen and slap them in the face! They were sayong "send the blacks back to Africa," and people of other races to go back to their country of origin.What could possibly make them think America is a white man's land? There is no place, and has never been, that says non-white aren't allowed to live in America.
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@Zo0mZo0m (1357)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Well if they begin sending everyone back to his/her native country including "white America" America will only be left with it's own natives.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
1 Dec 07
Except we killed most of them.
• United States
2 Dec 07
The way the children are raised has a lot to do with it I belive if ya keep putting it in there heads then what else are they gonna know
@bizmom (515)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Oh How aweful!! i can watch things like that! i even have a hard time with movies dealing with ANY violence against another race! - movies based on it - :( I have had my children see them for empathy reasons to see how NOT to treat others just for anything different from you! i personally think is handed down from generation to generation HATRED!!! -- childen are NOT born to hate or WITH hate or even a thought for it! is what they are taught that makes them hate! is disgusting and realy limits that childs thinking outlook and life - id put it up there with ABUSE!! its a form of brain washing ( my opinion) My father ALWAYS said hatful things against others.. Jewish, african american, latino, Puerto Rican - it didnt matter! I HATED it and grew up to actually NOT like him much at all no matter how much he may have taught me its hard to respect someone thats so hateful, mean, narrow minded and sad!! :( I find knowing people of ALL different types races, creeds, religions, colors, thinking, ways etc to be very exciting actually i learn things i would NEVER have before!!! its exciting! :) My kids love it too - of course they have questions - what kids dont!? but when ur honest and not treating people as if they are LESS or beneath you then your lucky to meet someone who isnt the SAME as you! how boring is that!??!! ( my opinion if i may... those that think that way should be FORCED to live in the other persons shoes!! in every WAY!) XX
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Nov 07
I am not a jumping through the screen unless I am watching a drama about someone killing a child. I do believe the reason God allowed the whites to settle America was because of the overcrowded conditions in Europe and that fact that the majority of the Native Indians except for those on the East and West coast did not start a civilization and those in Mexico who had one, sullied it with human sacrifice. But the blacks were here because their ancestors were forced to come here and that makes a difference and the KKK cannot see that. These blacks were sold by their own chieftains and what they had was compensated so the descendants now would be going over to become beggers The trouble is Africa had enough room and by forcing those people to come over as slaves, the economy did not advance. However many of the Blacks also intermarried with the Indians here, and many of the whites also have some Indian blood, so neither group can go back because they are neither pure Europeans or pure African Blacks. Therefore t is silly to send people back who have roots in America, just as it is stupid to say that white people who have large famlies are all members of far right organizations like the kkk. We need more decent white families and less KKK members.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
30 Nov 07
There is one truism that I have found the world over. People hate first and think up reasons for it later. Once the hate has started it is almost impossible to stop.