Racism is responsible for world's anarchy.
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I shall oppose both a, b and c.
I await my opponent's arguments.
a. The world is on fire and to see that, all you need to do is to open any international news channel. Or if you prefer to actually travel the conflict zones (include wars and poverty stricken areas), you'd find far worse than whatever limited TV reporting tells you.
b. Humans are social animals and they usually operate in groups. And I don't deny the fact that other groups don't target whites for racism in their own majority areas. However, on a larger scale i.e. global wars and conflict zones, this racism has spilled over a global arena and since majority of white-dominated nations are stronger in the terms of weapons, hence the world's poorer nations (and their non-white populace) is suffering their attacks in the name of war on terror or to just guard their political or economic interests. Even inside these white-majority nations, there is a huge problem of racism from political and economic point of view. For example, despite the fact that blacks are 10% of the USA population, more than 50% of the people behind jails are black. You can't fix an individual racist mind to fix this issue. It has to be dealt with on a parent level, group level, neighbourhood level and most importantly on a national level in these white-dominated nations.
c. If you remove this racist mindset (individually or collectively), there will be far lesser and more controllable evils left in this world which are compounding the issue of anarchy in this world.
On b, Pro is entirely correct that humans are social animals. They operate in groups, and evolution favoured an ingroup-outgroup bias - that is, natural selection favoured those who discriminated between people inside and outside the group. However, this is evolutionary support for shared human xenophobia, not shared human racism. If Pro were to say that xenophobia is one of the main causes of conflict in the world, I would be inclined to agree. But to focus narrowly on one form of xenophobia and blame it for all world conflict is an exaggeration. I concede the point that a concerted approach is needed to tackle xenophobia.
On c, how will removing racism make evil more controllable? Also, I mentioned evolution before and I'm going to do it again now because evolution gives the human race an ingroup-outgroup bias. If you remove racism, people will find another way to discriminate between themselves - people are wired to define categories and make distinctions, and if you take away racism, they'll find another. There's a perfectly simple way of solving this - get rid of xenophobia. That is a motion I could support. But to take away just one form of xenophobia and expect 'far lesser and more controllable evils' is a hope that is doomed to failure. You cannot just scratch the surface, you must take out the root.
I look forward to the next round,
aatayyab forfeited this round.
In this round, I rest.
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