Why there are racist people?

@mayrah (1133)
United States
May 18, 2012 10:51pm CST
We are all equal in the eyes of the God. So we should not brag what presently have, whether we were born rich or we have all the material things that people envy but thats not good reason to look down on other people. I have just observed that people born in some part of the country felt the they were superior than others. They judged people by their color or accent. Isnt that being racist? Why do you think there are people who look up on themselves so much that they don't wanna interact with people of different nations. Isn't it something wonderful if we will try to communicate with every people in all part of the world. We could share our views and learn from each other.
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@topffer (41824)
• France
19 May 12
I suppose you have to be racist to explain it, and I cannot. I am not sure that what you are describing is racism : it looks more like parochialism. There is nothing wrong when people love their birth place, but a superiority complex is definitely wrong and people are generally doing this complex when they feel not strong enough to compete with newcomers. You should tell them that you are as much proud as them of your roots and your accent -- if you have one : I would not like to lose mine, it is a part of myself -- to make them think a little about their attitude.
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• United States
19 May 12
I would not want you to lose your accent either, especially if you are going to come here and talk with a certain other person and myself ... you know what we said we would do to you if you started to lose your accent.
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@topffer (41824)
• France
19 May 12
Somebody told me that I had a sexy accent when I was speaking English, so I will certainly do my best to keep also this one
• United States
19 May 12
I wonder who could it have been that told you that you had a sexy accent.
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@cgracie97 (172)
• Philippines
19 May 12
Maybe because they have some past bad experience with the person who has another ethnicity and made him/her traumatic and so he/she get to generalize all of the people who had the same ethnicity with the person he/she have had a bad experience.
• United States
19 May 12
I don't really understand this mentality, though. If someone of a different ethnicity commits a crime against you, then all people of that ethnicity are to blame. However, if a person of the same ethnicity as you commits a crime against you, then only that person is to blame (normally people are not racist against their own ethnicity). That sort of thinking just does not make any sense.
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@celticeagle (124572)
• Boise, Idaho
19 May 12
No, it sure doesn't. Maybe some people are just too immature and will blame a crime or whatever off on whomever. Their mentality is such that they are the only good in the entire situation. Making even another of their own ethinicity a possible bad guy.
@jennbart (1330)
• Philippines
20 May 12
Bad experiences from that certain race may be a reason for some to really come to feel that way towards others,but they shouldnt really generalize the whole race of someone who did that to them. There are a lot of reasons why.
@sender621 (14932)
• United States
19 May 12
It is truly discouraging that there are still so many racist people in the world today. i believe that is because people do not take the time to learna about and accept each other. if people are different, an opinion about them is made without even trying to understand that person at all. Everyone should be given a chancew to show the kind of person they are.
• United States
19 May 12
Well, if you believe in the Bible, then we all were supposed to come from just two people, so we were all created the same and have just evolved differently over time due to our surroundings (climate, terrain, etc.). Therefore, we are all equal, even though some people appear different than others. If you believe in evolution, then again, we all shared the same common ancestors, but evolved differently, so we should all be equal regardless of our differences. In fact, every one of us is different than everyone else, even identical twins that share the same DNA, it is just that some differences are easier to spot than others. If we could all remember this, then perhaps there would not be such racism.
19 May 12
I think it's what a single person do, when you showed someone that you're like this person then it will reflect to all of us(same race). So when other races learn what that person did they begin to hate that race.
@enelym001 (8325)
• Philippines
19 May 12
there are different stories as to why people becomes racist. bad past experiences or they just don't really feel superior over others. i try to avoid people having such mind frame although sometimes we cannot if they are colleagues. we just to bear with them.
@celticeagle (124572)
• Boise, Idaho
19 May 12
It all comes down to this- We are all human. People who are racist think they are something very special, far above it all. Delutional big time! And after hundreds of years of these delutions it is very hard to change. It is the same as the gay bashing. People who are different, have a different culture, look different, etc.