I think racism largely comes from the natural tendency to distrust those who are "different" from us. But once those differences start getting broken down and people find that beneath the color of the skin, and beyond the religious differences, we all are pretty much the same. We all have families that we love. The black man, the Muslim man, the Jewish man, the Catholic man all cheer for the same football team. The women are all frustrated because they can't get their men glued form the TV set when there is a ballgame on. We aren't so different and the prejudices lessen.