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Generally, people are racist because they were raised to be. Ignorant hatred of cultures other than one's own tends to be passed along from parent to child. The root of racism is a lack of understanding and fear of those who are in some way different. Education, and the empathy it provides, seem to counteract the logic racism and stereotypes. Education can free someone from their racist thought patterns by eliminating delusions caused by ignorance.
some people are also xenaphobic which means they are scared of other races or religions. Hitler was xenaphobic, thats why he didnt like Jews (understatement of the century). but i dont know the origin of xenaphobia, i only heard that word on a Simpsons episode. They are only trying to be cool of mocking your religion/race, it's not funny/nice so stop it.

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