I mean I understand saying, "I do not like black people." Okay, you don't have to.
But why go so far as to say, "I hate them black niggers! Go to Africa!" as if you understand the economic turmoil of the Caribbean?
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Lol who else read quotes in hillbilly voice1
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Some people lack empathy and some people were raised by shitty parents who fucked them up.
I think there's a dehumanization that's a huge part of the equation too. Humans are very tribalistic. We don't identify other humans as one of us. There's always a perceived threat from what we consider groups not part of 'us'. So we seek out primitive identifiers for that 'us' like skin color, religion, political affiliation, etc. instead of getting to know people. It makes us feel safe although none of those things guarantee personality matches or quality of character by any means. The saddest thing is that once we become so entrenched in this mentality, we perceive all differences as a threat. The 'other' is not 'us'. They're inherently less safe in our eyes.
My people and my 'us' are those who are closest to me. They're white, black, gay, straight, liberal, moderate, conservative, religious, non-religious. I just think we all need to be brave enough to reach out. We don't need to draw lines in the sand as long as we're willing to hear each other out. As long as we don't let ignorance triumph over reason we can do anything.
But maybe I'm just a foolish idealist.0