More like the symptoms of ignorance and fear. The cure is education, understanding and tolerance.
A little willing communication might help too.
if racism is a disease i think it could be cured if one morning all the racists woke up in a different body. a body that was from the people or persons that they are racist against.
education, and the ability to fully understand what you have learned.
Biologically, no.<br />
Metaphorically, it is pathological and dysfunctional both for society and individuals,<br />
for both the hater and the hated.<br />
There need to be several methods of cure all applied simultaneously and continually.<br />
Our education system can teach, throughout all levels, the reasons why and how all people are born equal... (see my story "On Equality)...<br />
We could also incorporate these principles into culture and the media in all its forms.<br />
We can modify the laws on free speech to make it illegal to inflame actions of racial or cultural hatred,<br />
ba<x>sed on evidence of actions thus influenced.<br />
We can do research on Google about different races.<br />
We can choose to get to know people of different cultures races and religions, so that we have the opportunity to see the flaws in our preconceptions.<br />
Whenever we have a chance, say sitting next to someone on a bus, we can say "Hi! I hope you don't mind, but I've never had the chance to talk to a... before. Do you mind if I ask you a few things about <br />
how you live, believe, and what life is like for you?"<br />
I am reading an English translation of the Koran, and trying to teach myself Arabic.<br />
Already I have discovered the most Muslims are moderate people, struggling to be better than they are, and many are very pleasant people.<br />
I've discovered its easier and simpler for me as a woman to relate to other women who happen to be Muslim, but that the men are somewhat apt to make false assumptions unless very quickly and directly corrected.<br />
I've discovered that looking them in the eyes with a long gaze is not considered flirtatious but a necessity of polite behaviour. Listening silently is courteous. Showing enthusiastic interest is courteous. And if I offer hospitality or generosity, it will be overwhelmingly reciprocated.
alcoholism is a disease. not racism. race discrimination is learned behavior. it is passed on from generation to generation. all discrimination is. it gets a chance for reprieve when one person breaks that pattern. that person passes new thought to the other. it's a chain reaction. all social media has the chance to break discrimation of all time. we are becoming more evolved. spiritually. there will be a day and soon that race of any sector is acceptable. racism is dying.