How do you know when you are not prejudiced?
Ive wanted to ask the question for some time but since racism is controversial i avoided posting a thread like this before. I dont think i have many prejudices. As an American, I can tell you that as long as a person is a good citizen, is respectful and kind to others, i dont care what their origins are. Surely as far as African Americans go, ive had really only nice contacts with them. And if i were single, would African American women. Also if my children were to date or marry an African American that would be fine with me. I feel less the same way with Africans here in france because they are not Americans. There may be strong cultural differences and i would fear the kids would leave the country to live there. I actually have a similar fear about Israelis. I am jewish but that does not mean i want to go live there permanently nor have my children live there because it is far away. Additionally, i dont have any qualms about intermarriage with christians, catholics etc. So long as they were not "extremists". Mormons would be difficult i think. Also i dont think id be too receptive to muslim intermarriages. its just too different a religion and many parts of islam are at odds with the Jewish homeland. Muslims seem to rarely go jewish or christian so marrying a religious muslim means the offspring will be muslim too. Aside from that i do and we all do have preferences. but preferences are not the same as prejudices.
How do you know if you have any prejudices? Oh i also might add that i also believe the following: if you have some bad blood with a group, or some minor hatreds... who cares. if you dont transmit these prejudices to your kids or friends or anyone, and if you try to rid yourself of irrational prejudices, then you are ok. If you dont DO anything prejudiced, noboby will know, and the hatred dies with YOU.
[I CORRECTED SOME UNCLEAR AREAS OF MY POST FOR CLARITY SAKE]
Last edited by Bunker; May 12th, 2005 at 08:05 PM.