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|I had a socialogist explain even further sort of what Ole is saying in that he theorized that prejudice is a survival instinct in man, i.e. the cavemen took note of who was different and perceived them as a threat. The higher thinking cavemen who overcame their instinct and approached the other cavemen, were often killed, as a percieved threat, when all they wanted to do was engage in some sort of social interaction, recognizing they had the same wants and needs as him. The theory gets some creedence in how Native Americans reacted to the coming of Europeans to the Western Hemisphere, where the reaction tended to vary between wary curiosity to outright hostility.