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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 25 2013: In my opinion,
    Racist jokes are done between friends and whatever, we laugh it off together and then forget about it. No one holds a grudge against it generally as it was purely a joke. I make racist comments with my black friends, asian friends, Indian friends and whatever but its not wrong as we as humans make even worse jokes occasionally. Its fun, not hurtful. These are generally stereotypes and its funny just because the stereotypes are funny.
    What we should be tackling is the injustice done racially not the light jokes/humor. I'm not supporting racism, I'm just saying the truth as we all have done small jokes and laughed about it. Don't deny that. We have all made small racist jokes and not known it.

    Anyway, what should stop is these:

    1. Racial Injustice to members of other races.
    2. Racist jokes in public and to unknown people.

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