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22306, RE: Origin of Racism...
Posted by k_orr, Thu Aug-17-00 05:25 AM
>I just saw a documentary on
>racism in school this summer.
>According to the documentary racism
>originate with the expansion of
>western civilization and the slave
>trade. "white people had to
>view Africans as less than
>human in order to justify
>their brutuality and enslavement of
>another human being"quote from film.
>I'll get you the title
>of the film for you.

Europeans have been enslaving for years. Same with Black Muslims in Africa now. Same with upper crust Haitian families in Haiti today.

The roots of racism probably lie in the idea of race. People didn't always define themselves by race.

k. orr