Re: Racism and ancient history
4 Jan 1997 16:59:56 GMT

> Discrimination based on biological difference did not have its origin
> in differences of color. It did not have its origin in differences at
> the race level. Racism did not start with racism! Racism started
> with discrimination based on kinship.

But color does make it so much easier for one to know who to hate. There is no way most of us would know
a Serb from a Bosnian or a Slovene. On the other hand we can recognize a black African or a "yellow"
Chinese right off the bat.
If people were required to wear labels denoting national origin or religion on their forehead maybe people
would stop hating because of color.