BJ'S BLOG 11/11/11 "Prejudice"
Yesterday I read a study about prejudice, but even though the title of the study and the study itself were different, it still made me wonder about a few things.
The study, done out of the University of the Basque Country in northern Spain says the found that having generalized beliefs about certain social groups could be a personality trait. Basically, if you are racist and/or sexist, this study says that it’s not your fault; it is just how you are wired. Then it also goes on to say that they are not sure if racism and sexism are passed down genetically but it is possible that those attitudes become a part of a person’s personality as a part of their upbringing.
Well, I understand that; it’s about environment, but they basically just contradicted themselves.
They also found that there is a connection between sexism and racism; if a man is hostile towards a woman, chances are he is also racist.
By the way, I hate how it’s only men who can be sexiest; I’ve known and read about many women who hate men; so why is it that we don’t consider them to be a sexist gender as well.
Regardless of what the study was trying to say, it made me think, if it’s true that racism is a heredity trait, then when people like the Duggars say every baby is a gift from God, then serial killers, pedophiles, and ruthless dictators could technically be a gift from God as well.
If God wants to put hateful, racist, and destructive people on this planet then I want to return these “gifts” A.S.A.P.