Im taking a class on Minority history, and the subject at hand was how historically Whites had/have [iraq was brought up as a modern day white conquest] a tendancy to opress other races, while other races usually would'nt opress but would rather mix than fight. The discussion was mostly about opression of African/Af-americans and Hispanics. Around a hour into the class [after the halocaust was studied] one of the students raised the question if it was possible that there may be a 'racism' gene in whites that is exclusive to that race, and if it is could it be passed down similar to how other genes exist exclusively in other races [not counting mixed race people] like Sickle cell anemia. Now im curious if its possible at all, the truth is that we have conquered tons of people all over the world and often denied them the same rights, unlike other peoples who would atleast assimilate, so im not sure it is impossible. Afterall there is still some debate over whether or not a 'gay' gene exists, so im curious if any of you biology majors thinks its a possibility. /edit, I want to expland on this abit - If it is a possibility, is this something that genetic engineering could fix ?