Fandango’s Provocative Question #81- Racism?


FPQ– Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

Do you believe that racism is an inherent human trait or is it learned? Either way, are there actions that society can take to eliminate, or at least diminish, racism? Or will racism always exist no matter what we do?


Wise people say that we fear things that we don’t understand. I think that racism exists because of this fear. People who are different from us fall into this category. We don’t understand and comprehend the difference so we think that they have to be not as good as us, because they are different!

It’s not only white people who are prejudiced or racist, each of us thinks that whoever is different from us must be inferior or bad. So we all need to dig out this cancer and throw it out of our society.

It is a grown-up response, learned through parents and propagated through misconceptions, ignorance, and outright prejudice.

Children are not born racist, they are introduced to racism by the thoughts and actions of their parents, who had learned them from their own parents or through ignorance and fear.

Can we do something about it?

Yes, we surely can. It is time to educate ourselves. It is time to examine our instinctive reactions and biases and to remedy them. What this current outrage has done it that it has brought to surface these hidden prejudices of people.

Now since a debate has started, one should move forward and try to sort out the mess that is racism.




22 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #81- Racism?

  1. Like Fandango said, different is just different. We should embrace differences, not fear them. We are all human, with the same human desires and pains. We have more in common than we have different.

    I’m with you Sadje. Us broken down, old ladies will do our part!🤗🥰😆

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  2. I think racism is definitely learned behaviour. Watching children, small children, react to one another reveals how little they care about skin color, religious views, etc. etc. Kids are so curious about one another. “Otherness” never seems to enter into the equation until it is taught by adults. Perhaps that is a simplistic view, but that’s my two cents worth.

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    1. I just said similar Carol. They are curious and ask questions which should be embraced and encouraged. They learn the nastiness and ugliness of racism as they get older and witness it in others

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  3. It’s so true that children are not born as a racist. They are curious and will comment on difference, it’s how we as adults manage those comments. We are role models and not very good ones at times!!

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