I recently watched 2015's Fantastic Four, a Marvel movie that didn't do that great in the box office. I personally enjoyed it and thought it reflected the franchise well. One line really got to me, when Sue Storm declared that music was but "pattern recognition," wherein the musician lays out a series of patterns, building up and teasing the listener with recognition (usually in the form of a "hook.")
Reed Richards then asks Sue Storm if she sees any patterns in him, to which she says, "You want to be famous. People told you to do certain things, you ignored them and now you're here."
It's no secret that racism and prejudice is on the surge in the United States and likely throughout much of the world, especially in parts of the world dominated by a Western order that is fracturing. It's puzzling how people who didn't have these resentments, at least not on a paramount level, suddenly issue them compulsively and even uncomfortably.
Could this be pattern recognition? Great horrific episodes in human history often occurred when there were fracturing systems in place. Petty minds looked for what they saw as patterns in whatever fracturing occurred and pointed the finger at those alleged actors. This explains prejudice on a core human level and explains why it may be so compulsive - it might be an ugly attempt by a limited brain to sort out fear, ultimately hoping that their prejudice will bring about some kind of resolution from what they fear.
It doesn't work, of course, because these actors the base mind sees as the culprit of their problems likely have nothing to do with it. The real problem is likely out of their control altogether and thus unable to grasp.