My thanks to Kanani for this photo.
I recommend you read the full story, Words may hurt, but the will has to be stronger. In this post I want to deal with just one thing and that very shortly, the roots of prejudice.
As a manager, management consultant and trainer, part of my job has been to create a sense of group identity; team building. Often this involves opposing the group to an external entity. We are going to show them!
There is nothing wrong with this. Competition is part of life. But sometimes it can go badly wrong.
Prejudice starts with a sense of difference combined with group loyalty. To this is added derogatory labels often applied from both sides. Add fear and historical grievances and you have a poisonous mix.
I am not immune to this, none of us are. Yet for the sake of the species and indeed this planet we have to fight our own human tendencies.