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If any of you are ever in a situation in which everything has been taken away from you including your freedom...... along with accepting that you are no longer relevant (de humanization)
Now, you are forced to not only live with strangers, but with other races......LIFE gets real simple. You may be a predator on one day and prey on the next, Then and only then will you realize just how racist we all are. racism exits in all economic classes. The only thing constant in a situation like that is emotion.
You see.. in prison,,,the inmate I feared is the man with the most to fear. you'll be surprised what you're capable of in there when you're scared.
you start observing the behaviors of all races and it verifies why you feel the way you do.
I remember a black inmate asked me in Leavenworth...."why are you guys from LA the way you are??? (we don't deal in any way with blacks)
I replied, :you seem to be an alright person,,,but its not for you to understand
I am not a racist...but in there...I was