The root cause of oppression is greed. A person or group wants something. It matters not what that thing might be. Land, Gold, Women, Power!
Ignorance is the tool. Ignorance of the masses.
I want political power in the US. I ramp up hatred of some group. I rally my people to that cause. Rail against that “enemy.”
Most humans are easily led. Many of us are lazy by nature. Obtaining knowledge takes work. Hard work. One must actually read. Turn pages. Research.
It’s easy to turn a man against his neighbor by claiming that “this is our land.” Those people are this or that.
Most will not research or think about it.
With the media today, it is easy to saturate the “airwaves” with spurious claims. It is far more difficult to motivate people to learn truths or unlearn old lies.
Convince the ignorant that all Black people are lazy and criminal and you have an enemy. Dehumanize Black people by labeling them as such. Use Black people [or Muslims, terrorists, anarchists, liberals, conservatives] to move the masses in the desired direction. Cause fear and panic.
It is not so difficult.
I see it all over Facebook.