In Reply to: Re: Racism and Economics posted by Lakshmi on September 26, 2001 at 16:32:31:
I am under the impression that the reason that racism/sexism still exists is partially due to the fact that society incourages people to feel they need to ban together, or identify with some group to get ahead. The notion of conferences or aid for people of different ethnic groups furthers this racism. Maybe in the olden days when women could not go to school, women's colleges were needed, but I do not feel that women's colleges are nessicary for women to get an equal education today. Racism/sexism is just further enhanced if society convices ethnic groups or women that they need special programs to give them a fair chance. If everyone just believed that they were equal, and did not go to racist/sexist organizations for aid, racism/sexism would decrease.
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