I frequent the web sites of almost all countries because I am curious what they are thinking and doing. I get the most information from blogs of course and uncensored discussion. It really is an eye opener to find yourself on the Australian pages and see that they are struggling with racism and rioting that is racially and religiously based?
Then I go to a Hong Kong page and see that they are discussing how HongKongers (Ethnic Chinese) are so incredibly racist and rude against other ethnicities that live in their country.
I then go to an Indian website and find that Pakistanis are being discussed or Pakis as they are called a guess a bit like the term (N); example: A man in his religious zeal murders three of his daughters. The first one because he believed she was cheating on her husband, the other two because he didn't want them to grow up to be like the first. And all the while his wife watches him and can do nothing because he has threatened to kill her too. Here is the irony. The blog was written by an Indian to put down Pakistanis. I guess the partition of Hindustan from Pakistan still is a open sore? So the Pakistani's are the Indian version of the bottom of the rung?
My question to the community is this: What are the origins of racism? It seems to be worldwide and in most places there are no laws to punish people if they do something biased. Frankly it seems that it is so flagrant in some places that to openly complain would place you in the minority. In your opinion is America the most racist place on earth? Or has America done it's home work better and is actually working on it's issues? How many have traveled outside predominately black countries? What was your experience? I traveled to the Middle East a few years back and was frankly surprised at the lack of racism I encountered. But again, I hear that in Egypt people are very racist based on skin color and not ethnic origins. What do you think?