I believe that if racism is to be conquered, we need to understand its history, and the hold that that history may still have on a large segment of western civilization. It is my desire that this hold will be broken in the lifetime of my great-grandchildren.  Op-ed 

Are We Bred to be Racist?  Part II

  By Wendy Bryce Synopsis of Part I  In Part I of my two-part essay, I explored the history of racism in the western world. I theorized that the white man’s drive for economic dominance and white cultural supremacy in the New World was used to enact genocide on aboriginal peoples, and then used to justify subjugating people of black African descent, and using them for forced labor to build an empire.    In part II, I will delve into the lasting effects of white supremacy, the great divide of…

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I believe that if racism is to be conquered, we need to understand its history, and the hold that that history may still have on a large segment of western civilization. It is my desire that this hold will be broken in the lifetime of my great-grandchildren.  Op-ed 

Are We Bred to be Racist? 

  Part I  The Editor, In my childhood, I never heard the word ‘racism’, but in the past ten years, I have heard it used continuously. Does that mean that racists didn’t exist when I was a child? Not at all. My grow- ing up years were rife with racism. I lived in a white community. Most of the people were of European descent, mainly British. We had a small number of Chinese people. I had no idea back then how communities were estab- lished. I think I simply assumed…

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