Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Root Causes of Racism

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When the bottom is so far removed from the top, and far removed from even humane, there comes a need to believe that no matter how far down you are, at least you are better than "X". And this can be based on the amount of melanin in the skin tissue, the sexual orientation, the latitude and longitude of your point of birth, even the location in a Zodiac chart, the religion, or even just the gender.

This explains why, "yes, there are racists of every color and gender." Because if you believe that you are worthless, suicide offers the only other course out. Contemplating suicide brings about anger, and anger brings about racism, at least in the lower economic echelons. For the rich, it is often just a justification for being a selfish unsharing person. See Helmsley and The Little People.

"A judge ruled that Harry Helmsley was not mentally competent to stand trial, but Leona was convicted of evading $1.7 million (£850,000) in taxes and sent to prison in 1992 in Connecticut, where she served 18 months.

While she may have been tough on employees, Helmsley was lovingly dedicated to her husband. "My fairy tale is over," she said when Harry died in 1997 at age 87. "I lived a magical life with Harry."

Harry left her his entire fortune, which was likely worth about $1.7 billion, at the time of his death. Leona sold many of the Helmsley holdings and in 2007 Forbes magazine estimated her fortune had increased to $2.5 billion.

She retired as the face of the hotel chain but continued to run it. In 2002, a former employee, Charles Bell, sued her for being fired for being homosexual and was paid $554,000 in damages.

The Helmsleys had no children but Leona Helmsley had a son from a previous marriage"

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