Why do Black and White teens get along better than adults?

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    Why do our young get along with their Black and White friends , often as if its normal and nothing to it? What is it about being young that can dilute racism? Some of our youth are racist , but we have a lot who are not , and those seem to actually be free of it.

    I wish they would respond to this thread and explain to us their simplicity and help us to understand this wonderful dynamic.

    Racism seems to enlist older stubborn people.
     
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    It's because racism is a learned behavior. A good way to see how it is learned behavior is to go to a kindergarten playground and watch the kids. All they see is other kids who want to play, and they don't really take notice of skin color.

    Go to a playground for middle school, and you will see some a lot of them gravitate towards others who are like them.

    How do you solve racism? Dunno.................but I personally think that the current crop of young people are more open minded than previous generations, but I think that is because they have access to a hell of a lot more information than previous generations.
     
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    Believe it or not, but I think MUSIC, in particular, Rap Music, kind of bridged th
    e gap between youths of different races. Blacks are seen as "cool" as a result of the music industry, given that rap is primarily a black urban created genre that most young people of all races listen to.

    Everything that everyone done is ultimately for a selfish reason and I think sports and entertainment creates a cool image of blacks among the youth and the youth want to be connected to the cool.

    Blacks have always been accepting of others that were accepting of us in our youth and adulthood. Thus, the question should be what makes white youths get along with youths of other races more than their parents do or did?
     
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    What makes you think so many adults are racist?
    I see black and white adult friends together all the time.
     
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    Young blacks haven't been fully indoctrinated to blame whites for every poor choice they make and to hate them.
     
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    Yeah. What's wrong with these teens? :mad:
     
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    1. There's no statistical basis for this claim.

    2. If it's a learned behavior.. doesn't mean it's not factually based learning.
    (ie, check the crime stats)
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    Young people are shifting gears man! They like each other.
     
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    I think things are better but I would not go so far as you do in the OP. I think that we need to see what happens when they are separated after high school and college.
     
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    I think the OP is living in a fantasy world
     

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