We pick up our predudices so subtlely. They are foisted upon our undiscrimminating minds without our even knowing it much of the time. It could be chance remarks heard from an authoritive figure in our childhood - and probably most the the really stronger ones come to us at this time - or it could be the way the media are always on the search for something which will arouse in us passions of resentment. They know resentment sells newspapers. I'll give you and example of the last right here.
Yesterday a huge newspaper headline read something along these lines:
"Moslem Leader says that wishing people a Merry Christmas is a sin against Islam."
Well, you can imagine the furore that one caused. People on talk-back radio, people angry. People being bullied and reviled.
But it wasn't quite like that. Someone had - apparently without reading the whole things - cut and pasted something from the opinion of someone overseas and put it on a website. The whole thing was a mistake, an oversight, apparently.
But not to the newspapers, radio and television people. They knew that this would arouse emotion in a lot of people so they made it headlines.
I think you might be getting the picture.
Yes, we pick up our predudices so easily. It takes lots of effort and years of learning before we start to 'wise up.' But from the answers on this particular question, it seems a lot of Hubbers are doing just that.