Ria Bolink (
Wed, 01 Jan 1997 22:21:18 GMT

Staffan Lindeberg <> wrote:

>Steve Kiely wrote:
>> Name one (1) country with a racist-free history.

>I think Steve has a good point here. Maybe we should see racism as part
>of our human nature. Maybe we should listen to what racists have to say,
>especially about themselves.

>But what if they would turn out to be just as nice as other people? What
>if we would find a couple of racist thoughts within ourseleves? Maybe
>it's easier just to hate them?

I don't think it's such a good idea to think as black-white as that.
If we accept that racism is a part of human culture, we have to accept
it within ourselves, instead of denying or ignoring. It's a question
to aknowledge it to handle it. It's not bad to discriminate,
differences are interesting and usefull. There even necesary for
social growth. But when they become something beyond reality and
start having a life of their own it's time to analyse. So don't be
afraid .
Have a colourful newyear