>I'd highly recommend that you read "The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific
>Expedition Into the Forces of History" by Howard Bloom. In terms of
>readability, it's much better than anything Dawkins has written with the
>possible exception of "River Out of Eden." In it, Bloom makes a very
>good case for group competition and selection. Bloom theorizes that
>memes were originally an epigenetic marker that allowed people with
>common genes to identify one another and allow human superorganisms to
>maintain coheasiveness in the absence of clearly identifiable physical
>markers of genetic identity.
You know, I've been meaning to read that book for a very long time now, but unfortunately I am literally up to my eyeballs in required literature as usual. Will it never end? Some day....Well anyway, thanks for the explanation.
I'd like to add that all this depends on your definition of "racism", because in general the term can be quite sticky.