What events in history have changed out opinions on different races?
Like, do we feel different about the germans now cause of WW2?
Thanks so much for any help!
The only major/real one is increased contact with other races as populations have grown, and people have been forced to share more resources. Invasive wars, trade, etc. are all just variations on (or results of) that.
The Germans for WW2
The Japanese for WW2
The Soviet Union for the Cold War
South Afracains because of Aparthide
Americans,British because of the Gulf War.
America was once a compassionate welcoming nation; this is part of a poem inscribed on the Staue of Liberty."Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Americans are now seen as international torturers, corrupt financiers and greedy users of the worlds dwindling resources. And all this is happening today.
Dr. Craig Venter and scientist Francis Collins of the National Institute of Health jointly made the announcement of the mapping of the human genome in 2000. Upon examining the data from the genome mapping, he realized that although we are indeed further apart genetically from each other, (1-3% instead of the assumed 1%), the types of variations don't warrant calling each other different races. He says quote.."Race is a social concept. It's not a scientific one. There are no bright lines (that would stand out), if we could compare all the sequenced genomes of everyone on the planet.""When we try to apply science to try to sort out these social differences, it all falls apart."
Different races are when you talk about cats, dogs, horses, cows etc.
Humans are all of the same race, the human race.
I don't mix political and/or cultural differences with the question of race. I find it narrow minded.