Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Racism


I came across this video today and was reminded of my childhood with a female Archie Bunker for a parent, going from an all-white high school in the North, to a mostly black high school in the South, then on to a mostly Hispanic school in the Southwest. I remembered the distinctive racism of the various regions I lived in. Up North, it was the Puerto Ricans, Sicilians, etc. who were to be feared. In North Carolina, it was the Blacks, in Texas it was the Mexicans. Whoever "the Other" was in any region, that was the group to fear, mistrust, segregate yourself from. I remember thinking even then that it was silly and backward, but yet it persists in our society. I realize we are pack animals, tribal groups and gathering among your own kind was a means of survival for the early part of our human history. After so many centuries though, you'd think we would have evolved a little further than this.

Here's another more obvious video I just saw on another blog about the Tea Party people.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

DO YOU THINK PEOPLE EVER LISTEN TO JUST HOW STUPID THEY SOUND.
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Vancouver Voyeur said...

No, and they also don't check their spelling before waving their signs on national television. :-)

CyberKitten said...

V V said: After so many centuries though, you'd think we would have evolved a little further than this.

Unfortunately evolution takes *much* longer than centuries [grin].

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

OY VEY!!!!!

HELP US AND SAVE US FROM THESE IGNORANT SUB-HUMANS.

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