Racism is the failure of an individual to use the frontal lobes to to properly control the stress signals from the amygdala when different races interact. And it effects all races. None are immune. The amygdala is hardwired for instincts and emotions as part of our genetic code. Humans have frontal lobes for analytical thought. The frontal lobes operate slowly. taking seconds, minutes or even years to analyze. For tens of millions of years mankind has developed instincts to oppose anyone who is different. One of the best ways to detect a threat is through looks/behaviors/culture. It may take quite some time to deprogram this instinct. Our frontal lobes prevent the vast majority of us from attacking people that we perceive as different. Over time we train our brain to do this. When we have a failure in the frontal lobes to properly analyze people and situations, we have racism.
Before you go after me. I wasn’t smart enough to come up with this. I borrowed it and abbreviated it from somebody who is.
What do you think?