Racism – An ugly word, with uglier social implications, with the ugliest outcomes in many cases. Racism is a behavior; the discrimination based on racial differences are daily common occurrence. There is no debating that racism is a social issue, a social disease.
It is human nature, we react differently to different situations; we respond in our own ways to those who appear different from us. The racism is a product of our culture; a part of our ignorance about other cultures, about other people.
The way we are raised, the way we are educated and the way our surroundings are – all little things add up to affect our thinking, consciously or subconsciously.
They say that the racism is all in our brain, the way we think. Many times, we may not even know that we are subconsciously discriminating. For example, our education may teach us to be fair and equal to all, but our childhood upbringing may have taught us differently. Just the way things were around us, when we were growing up, leaves a lasting impression on our thinking, on our behavior. I am not racist, but my brain might be! It is hard to escape from the treacheries of our deep seeded thoughts. Some times, we are just puppets in our own body, controlled by the subconscious actions. Continue reading