Really? Are you so unaware of the world around you?

Ask yourself this: Do the personalities and mindsets of whole populations change from one generation to the next? Yes, we've access to much more education and information today than fifty years ago, but are we really any different as a species from our parents, or even from those who built the pyramids?

Are our philosophers today more intelligent than Aristotle or Confucius? Given the same tools, was Pythagoras any less intelligent than Stephen Hawking? Long before Christ was born, the Egyptians had already mathematically determined the earth was round. They were off by 9000 miles, but still!

What does this have to do with your question? Unless you're going to claim that racism never existed, or that we've somehow magically solved racism, your implication that there's no racism, but just "mental health issues" is frankly ludicrous.

Sir, I graduated high school up in a town where the only doctor's office had "white" and "colored" entrances...twenty years AFTER the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. I attended a "segregation academy" - a system of whites-only private schools started in protest to Brown v. Board of Education. Quite a few of those "segregation academies" are in operation TODAY. Google it. What, are you going to claim that ALL the teachers and administrators and parents aren't racist, but just have "mental health issues"?

The Mississippi state legislature did not finalize ratification of the 13th Amendment - you know, the one banning slavery - until 2013. That's SEVEN years ago. And you know what? Many of those legislators are the sons and daughters of the ones who fought against desegregation in the 1960's. The apples don't fall far from the trees.

Do I hope you'll somehow change your mind? No. In my experience, regardless of how ludicrous their beliefs may be, people rarely change their minds from being proven wrong in debate or argument. They normally only change their minds when their own experiences force them to, as was the case with me.

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