You make some very good points, but I think that most minorities in America would say that most racism here is committed by whites against minorities…and they’d be right.

I wondered about this for years. I knew that yes, in America, we whites do commit the most (and the worst) racism, but why? Why do we do that? Does that mean that (as some even here on Medium have claimed) we whites are racist *because* we’re white? Wouldn’t that require, then, that we’re somehow of a different breed? And wouldn’t that mean that the idiot/wacko racists wearing silly hoods are right at least to some extent?

And I discovered that no, that’s not the case at all. If we go from the premise that (as I, who was raised racist, discovered in my travels overseas) after allowing for local cultures, mores, and religions, that people really are the same all over the planet, then there must be another reason why whites are the most racist demographic in America. I realized that in every nation, there’s exactly one socioeconomically-dominant demographic, whether that demographic is racial, ethnic, or religious in nature…and it is that demographic that will be the most prejudiced and will commit the worst acts of prejudice in that nation. In China, it’s the Han. In India, it’s the Brahmin. In Rwanda, it’s the Tutsi. And in America, it’s the white Anglo-Saxon protestants.

I don’t see an list of places you’ve been, but your name and profile seem to indicate that you are very familiar with other nations and cultures, and so I would ask you if your knowledge and experience support my claim above.

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