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Watching The Help. All accuracy and critism aside -- I watched how the Civil rights movement was portrayed in this film.... And then think back to my US history..... And my brain just shits itself. How how how how how did we, as a species treat other people this way? Like. My brain can't even comprehend segregation. And it was only half a century ago. How. What. Uhg. And before that. Slavery. SLAVES. WHAT THE Fuhhhhh. We pride ourselves on our technologies and scientific accomplishments... But we're just babies. Infants of our century. Pretending like it never happened. But it did. And we still haven't fully outgrown that barbarism.
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History has proven that it is very easy to dehumanize large groups of people and then commit various horrific crimes against them.

At least slavery wasn't outright genocidal rage like the Holocaust, the Balkans or Rwanda...
 
Yes. Listen to the "Bad" show of Radio Lab. It has a great part in there about humans being willing to do almost anything to each other if they are convinced it is for the "greater good."
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