Our prejudice and discrimination is institutionalized. Like family tradition, we are raised to see ourselves as dominant or minority based off our phenotype, sometimes even exchanging our actual ethnic background for our racial label. Race and ethnicity are not the same.
This self that we create, if not taught by the family, is taught by friends, peers, elders, media, schools, etc. And it is most likely to continue on this way as long as the dominant keeps it in motion. The dominant has the most societal power, making their beliefs the collective conscious, including the minority in these customs.
January 26, 2017