Originally Posted by microbehunter
Most of the ethnic hatred is exacerbated by politicians and fanatics
I'm not sure that's true. The USA I was born in wouldn't guarantee Blacks the right to vote; allowed discrimination in housing, in hiring, in simple stuff like whether or not you could get a taxi form the airport. Politicians have to have the support of the people for bigotry to flourish on that level.
Whiote-supremacist politicians can't just impose thier will on a race-neutral electorate. They need a white-supremacist electorate to thrive. Or an oppressed population to inspire.
So too all other forms of bigotry. Either the people
are oppressed, or the people
are doing the oppressing, and what to keep their hold on power.