I do think the following statement is true, “Modern biological science and the concept of race grew up hand-in-hand.” I think that when you look at the past people in general were so separated until places began to be discovered. When these new places were discovered people started judging people based off of their appearances because they looked a little different. “Racism exists when one ethnic group of historically collectively dominates, excludes, or seeks to eliminate another on the basis of differences that it believes are hereditary and unalterable.” I think education plays a very large role in this. Often times I think young children growing up are very influenced by their immediate surroundings, like their parents, and if they see their parents acting a certain way or saying things in a negative way they pick up on it and carry it on. So if a parent is teaching their kids that oh that person looks different they are bad the kid will believe that and stay away from them.
Not only is it education from parents but also religion too that causes the issue of race, “The official rationale for enslaving Africans was that they were heathens, but slave traders and slave owners sometimes interpreted a passage in the book of Genesis as their justification.” As society began to grow more and more people kept spreading words and causing dislikes of things that should have never been disliked. In the end we are all people trying to make our way in the world.