What causes racial hatred: racists or racial friction? in Issues & Politics Posted June 10, 2003 Korea: Getting along with other people is natural, unless someone or something makes us un-learn it. I wish that was the case, then the racial hatred that is increasing in America would not be happening. America is Balkanizing. If we are to make multi-culturalism work, we need to honestly undertand what causes racial hatred. Racists are the symptom caused by racial friction. Racial friction is created when 2 or more races are trying to share the same territory.