“Racism isn’t born folks. It's taught. I have a 2 yr old son. Know what he hates? Naps. End of list." ~ Denis Leary
One of the ugliest things on earth is racism. It is truly a terrible side of humanity. It's always been a concept that is extremely hard for me to wrap my head around - how someone can be viewed as "less than" simply because of their skin color. It's really a very sad thought isn't it?
What's even sadder, to me, is that it is taught. No child is ever born with a racist bone in his or her body. It is a learned viewpoint, and that is one most tragic things of all. I can't imagine anything worse for a parent to pass down to a child.
BUT the very fact that it is learned also means that it can be unlearned through education. It has been proven that there is a correlation between education and the lessening or racist attitudes. The more cultured a person becomes, the more their minds are opened through education, the more they realize the irrationality of racism. This is why I believe the key to someday eradicating racism is education.
Of course I realize this may be a pipe dream, but I definitely believe it's a dream worth dreaming.
Do you believe racism can ever be eliminated?