Asked in Racism
When did racism and discrimination start?
February 01, 2015 9:55PM
Racism and discrimination are only new terms used to express the idea that "Me and mine are better than you and yours". Even in tribes of chimpanzees one group will hold its own territory against non-tribe members - killing the adults and eating the babies. Early homo sapiens is thought to have eradicated the Neanderthals in their competition for food and shelter. Many aboriginal tribes wage unending war with any invaders. Modern ethnic and racial warfare continues.We may assume that early humans carried the chimpanzee mentality with them. That would push the horizon of "racism and discrimination" back some 4 million years.
February 01, 2015 9:42PM
They start when people believe more in many human races instead of one human race. When people see people more as races and less as people. When people make races more real than the already real they are. They start with all the above that give birth to pride, and spite.