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Matthew Li

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Can racism truly be eliminated?

In Australia we live in one of the most multicultural nations, however every once in a while there are those people who publicly and abusively insult people from other races. I know there will always be those ignorant individuals or people who are scarred from people of other races (e.g wars, personal events or negative child rearing ), but can we truly eliminate racism in our world?

Possibly include jokes or stereotyping into this debate, are light jokes about other races or stereotyping racist?

Also take into consideration the media in movies or simply news. Are they doing a good enough job to tackle racism?

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  • Jul 22 2013: Eliminating racism is a difficult task. Let's assume that people may not be racist if they are exposed to all kinds of people in their normal environment. Creating such an environment is something that is difficult if not impossible for under-developed / developing countries.
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      Jul 23 2013: I think you and I could agree. Is there a future where exposure and integration reach such a level that being racist doesn't make sense to people and doesn't help them to function in society or justify any of their fears and insecurities and slowly, but surely, racism dissipates into the past? All I'm asking is if you think it's possible.

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