In fact, though, everyone – of whatever colour – is racist. As part of a TV documentary I’ve been working on, I’ve seen how our brains have a tendency to automatically associate our own race with good and other races with bad, whoever we are.
Tribal species identifies in-tribe as good, out-tribe as bad.
It’s akin to that professor getting exasperated with the Teenage Trots. Even dogs in fields know the meaning of property so why’s it so tough for you? Dogs know who is in the pack and who isn’t. Why’s it so tough to understand that a species with a many hundreds of thousands of year history of living in small groups and tribes supports the in-tribe and not the out-tribe?
And aren’t we all a fuck of a lot better at it than we used to be, eh?