14 years ago I learned something when I traveled overseas for the first time that's never been proven wrong. And the more I travel, the more I find this to be true. You can also watch and share this video on Facebook and YouTube.
“People aren't born prejudice. They are taught to be prejudice.” – Paul Drecksler
This week's video explores a topic that universally affects everyone on this planet. I make a bold statement about a sensitive issue at the beginning of this video based on my personal experiences as a traveler. A statement that I've unfortunately learned to be true, and have yet to be proven wrong about.
Please note that I wasn't trying to call out any single country in particular through the examples I used. For the sake of making a 3 minute video, I had to limit my examples to some recent personal ones that I've encountered during my travels. However, I could've used a number of other examples, including your country. So don't think you're off the hook just because I didn't mention your country in my examples.
I welcome your thoughts in the comments section below this video, but as always, please treat each other, and me, with respect in your discourse.
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love it! only the ones who have travelled and met differenet species of humans can understand. great video.
I think the USA is the least racist country on earth…yet still think Japan has the most racist people in it. It’s weird, their “style” of racism: they think they are superior to everyone, but not in a hateful way. Not your “fault” you arent Japanese, etc etc. I found most of them to be amazingly friendly and open, yet quite the idiots when it comes to our common sense as Westerners. Of all the countries I have visited, Ecuador is probably where I’d felt most comfortable. They know “my people” dont stereotypically start problems according to their “racism”. Odd, isnt it?
USA definitely has its fair share of racism… it’s just less institutionalized nowadays than other countries I’ve seen. It’s more underhanded. I guess at the end of the day though, it’s hard to compare one type of racism to the other, or the actual level. It’s just one of those things that when it’s there — you notice it. Hopefully we’ll be noticing less of it in our lifetimes.