Are We Racist by Nature

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Read WAT topic:  Are we racist by nature?
 
The answer to the question ‘Are we racist by nature?’ is not cast in stone. There are some who believe that human beings are racist by nature whereas others think otherwise. People who believe that humans are racist by nature believe that humans have the tendency to discriminate two individuals and that they are compelled to categorize people.
 
 Some say that we are unable to see shades of grey in society and prefer to see things in black and white, and right and wrong. This is exactly what we do when it comes to races too. Some people tend to believe that their race is superior to others because they are unable to view all races as equal – there is a need to categorize human beings.
 
For centuries, blacks have been working as slaves for the whites because whites used to believe that they were superior to the blacks. It was because of this discrimination that Martin Luther King Junior had to fight for the rights of the blacks through the African-American Civil Rights Movement. 
 
Just because there have been a number of incidents of discrimination, we cannot say that all human beings are racist. There are a number of human beings who believe that no race is superior or inferior to another and that all races have equal standing in the society and the presence of international NGOs is certainly a testament to this fact. 
 
Mother Teresa, Bill Gates and many other philanthropists have proven to the world that we are not racist by nature. Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, Macedonia, but she spent majority of her life helping poor people in India. Bill Gates started a foundation called the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve healthcare and reduce poverty on an international scale. If philanthropists such as Mother Teresa and Bill Gates were racists, we would not see social reforms being carried out on such a large scale.
 
So, it is really unfair to categorize all human beings as racists or to say that we are racist by nature. Not all human beings are racist – there are people in this world who believe in equality. However, there are some who find ways and means to exploit other races and only they are considered racist.
 
 
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