I had to roll a d20 before deciding whether or not to make this thread and you can guess how that turned out.
Anyway, lets say, that in the future it became very possible to basically change your entire appearance to make yourself into a typical member of any other race. It was also relatively cheap. Lets say people were already doing it. Often it enough that it mattered. White guys can become black guys, black guys can become white guys. People can be asians, indian, whatever.. Could even choose your kids to be a different race before they are born.
Would you do
it? To what race(s)? And even if you don't, and other people still do, what would it mean for society? I'm trying to picture a world where this happens all the fucking time, and I don't know if it would increase racism or decrease it.
Because now, I'm starting to believe that the only reason civil people generally tend to not be racist is because they know a person can't really help that they are of a certain race. Can't really hate a man for something he can't control without being a douche. This is off topic but it's also like hating someone for being gay when you know they have no choice.
But if they did
have a choice now with this new technology, and likewise, people had the choice of choosing their own race... would it eventually mean a return of the Holocausts? Genocides? Hate crimes? Even more stereotyping? People who choose 'X', are likely to also choose to be killers, bastards, rapists, and thieves?
Or would the evil men from all races flock toward becoming members of the stereotypical "good" races and thus bring them down too over time, eventually balancing out all the races again and making them all equally shitty?
No god damnit! The sheriff is a nig*Church Bells*r!!
Pensies are "just kinda ugly" any way you slice it.
Or don't slice it.