In Reply to: Re: Racism and Economics posted by Neda on September 26, 2001 at 21:02:06:
If there were no women's colleges, are you saying that discrimination against women would not exist? What about the cases of "white" police officers shooting young "black" men? Would that stop if there was no NAACP? In other words, is it that people coming together in groups based on gender or race causes sexism and racism or is it that those people have already been lumped together in this way and then badly treated that causes them to form groups? And is it necessary for their survival that they form such groups?
: 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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