Where does racism come from?

  1. Kawaljit kaur profile image68
    Kawaljit kaurposted 6 years ago

    Where does racism come from?

    on hubpages, I have discovered many friends from different strata, communities and countries.  I found them all very loving, nice and cooperative where I feel racism has no place.

  2. iskra1916 profile image61
    iskra1916posted 6 years ago

    Primarily from ignorance.
    However, there are individuals who encourage racism for political and personal ends.

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    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    Racism in the US goes back to the 17th Century when plantation owners deliberately turned white servants against black servants in order to keep them from uniting and rebelling against the wealthy landed class. They did this by granting concessions to the ambitious whites, who were eager to not be at the very bottom of the social hierarchy. Eventually the white slaves were released to go be dirt-poor ignorant southern farmers. The black slaves remained slaves. A self-justification of racism also developed in the south so that planters did not feel immoral by their making money off forced labor of blacks.