Racism isn’t all that complicated and is. Racism is just one manifestation of the Tribal impulse to band together for the common good — racism being one of the worst of many negative offsets to this otherwise positive purpose. Thus it requires a widely experienced and sophisticated mind (some reasonable level of intellect), which most often is not the case in isolated and closed communities, in order to rise above the negative aspects of such primitive hardwiring.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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