Is DISCRIMINATION of any sort simply out of prejudice or a consequence of upbringing/family values?
Actually, in my opinion, prejudice is usually from upbringing/family values. It does have to do with the community where you may have been raised but that is part of the upbringing. The way someone is brought up can change as they get older depending on that person. Just my opinion, Greg.
Agree that prejudice may be born out of upbringing but isnt it an acquired trait too? People learn all the time but do they really unlearn that' my doubt???
I feel it is acquired in the upbringing. It can also be learned or unlearned as you grow up. A child raised as a "white supremacist" can be changed. But that isn't very likely out of fear. A child can be raised non-racist and learn to hate also.
That's my point too, a lot of moulding happens during upbringing and it becomes difficult to unlearn especialy when its topped up wirh prejudice
All people discriminate and it is a human trait.
Whether it is within a family, a group of friends, workers, acquaintances, or any two people.
People like or dislike other people, and boss for example can favor one employee, disfavor another employee and while it may be discriminatory, it is also simply making choices.
White people discriminate against other white people all the time, but it is not a national issue just because they are both white. But when it involves a non white than it is made a federal issue.
Yet, they are both the same act.
Partially agree with the thought of discrimination being practiced but then it how a certain thing is being percieved just like your office example. One may see it as discrimination while other might percieve it as choice
My point is that discrimination is just part of being human. It is only when discrimination takes a physical form, as in attacks that it becomes criminal, & dangerous. To force everyone to like everyone&treat them as equals is not humanly pos
Charles Murray has written about the class structure evolving in the US, where now the elites (top 5%) go to the same few public or mostly private schools, live in the same zip codes, attend the same colleges, shop at the same stores ... and have almost no interaction with the middle and lower class.
Thus you get people who consider skilled blue collar work demeaning, bad, stupid, demonstrated by the push to automate the work on the assumption "no one would want to do that" when it is really "I'd find that boring and dull, we shouldn't have anyone do it". I actually had that discussion at a robotics/automation forum, and I was the only person who had worked in manual labor as a teen / college, engineer in factory as an adult, supported food banks and help for the mentally disabled.
There is also a massive cultural divide between the upper class and middle and lower class, from TV shows they watch to movies they like. This is how rich white Democrats can bash poor whites as stupid, immoral, evil for supporting Trump, not caring that their push for diversity (hey, ethnic food from around the world brought by immigrants makes life better!) leads to loss of cohesion, competition for low skill jobs among the poor, fewer resources in poor schools because bilingual takes money from special education. They just call anyone opposed to more low skill immigration racist, bad, shut up you evil bigot.
The irony of the "privilege" argument based on skin color is that it ignores class, so the daughter at Harvard of two black doctors can say she's oppressed by a kid whose family has never had a college graduate or middle class job, whether from Appalachia or Kansas. Then the upper class PoC can attack whites for not following a strict speech code and values that put them on top and others on bottom, in the name of ancient history, ignoring systemic oppression of the poor today.
I cover some of this, too, in my Hub reviewing the book "Making of a Social Justice Warrior"; the author is a socialist/communist who criticizes SJWs for mixing up classism with racism.
The only racial component is 1/4 of whites are illegitimate while 3/4 of blacks are, but that only started to rise after the 1960s welfare programs. There are still more poor whites than blacks, but they don't matter in today's victimhood hierarchy, and poor blacks don't get much, either, than hash tags and space to riot.
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