This is a science thread so why not take the subject scientifically? No one here has! What is the basis for racism? Why does it not only exist but persist? What is the only eventual solution? I remember my mother being prejudiced against the Japanese because of WWII. She would not hire a Japanese gardener. This attitude was absorbed into me from her but not to Japanese but blacks ("Afro-Ameicans"). However, I entirely rejected it intellectually. So, it is complicated! I would never treat anyone differently based on race and have indeed had good friends of all races and religions. Once a black individual asked a question of another man in line ahead of me. Afterwards, the man answering the question turned to me and bragged that he had lied to him. It made me sick. Yet, I once went into a maket in a black neighborhood and felt totally estranged, uneasy because I was the only whiteman there among the many there. When you travel to other countries, they call it "cultural shock" but it has as much to do with race as culture. Can anyone come up with answers to the three questions above? I bet all of us would like to see answers! brough http://civilization-overview.com I hate nit-pickers!