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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: my father is a racist...I listen as he says his opinions,and reply back."..I am unsure and dont know enough to have an opinion."..I an afraid of his aggression,his selfish thinking patterns,,,,but I stay close and watch him...he knows nothing about the people he wishes death apon...I do...I worry that there are millions of dinosaurs of thinking out there..his opinions are based on false models of history...I studied harder then him..so know his focus is narrow and does not include terrible events imposed on their cultures...I stay close...I am watching him,hoping his anger goes no further then the living room...my friends say run away...but I stay to see he does no harm...this is how i stop racism.....he will not change...but I will always go up behind him and mop up the harm he does...No one should be subject to his dehumanizing views...so I stay...guarding
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      Jul 25 2013: Thank you Carolyn for sharing your story to us, i cannot imagine what you are going through. I do hope he will have a change of heart someday and see the people for who they really are instead of as you said false models of history.
    • Jul 25 2013: you are going through a tough situation but still you can find solution to change your dad's mind is prity stupid but may work -just go to him ask him for his pardon first(?) then try to give him some ral life examples those would be proving your point in right way...........
      now its up to you how do you make your mind coz i believe you have done "harder "studies than him so best of luck Carolyn!
    • Jul 29 2013: Wow....Carolyn you are brave to admit that your father is a racist. Continue what you are doing and do pray for him to change. He's miserable! Anyone can change.

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