In the 21st Century is it possible that Racism still exists? Where does this racism stem from? Is it ignorance? Hardly, for we live in a world where technology has helped bridge the gap between the known and the unknown. So is it tradition? Possibly. Customary behavior that one has inherited from their family, friends, or other social circles. Ignorance WAS bliss. But if one refuses to grow and change with the times, then they are willingly choosing to ostracize themselves from the rest of us who have chosen to give tolerance a chance.