Quote Originally Posted by Amphiox View Post
If instinct for self-preservation -> racist emotions -> racist acts is a predefined sequence in humans, if at no point in this sequence a human being cannot say "you know what, to hell with these instincts. I don't care how racist they are making me feel right now, I believe racism is wrong and so I will not engage in racist acts or thoughts despite these feelings my instincts are generating", then human beings are not sentient. Period.
What makes you think the core instinct is responsible for making us think racist thoughts (As opposed to.. what default?), instead of being the thing that allows us to empathize with things similar to ourself (With racism being the failure of that instinct to include someone or something in that sphere?)