Thursday, September 25, 2008

racism

Everybody knows that racism can be a sticky situation. It is tough to talk about for some, yet easyer for others. Growing up in a town with pretty much equal proportions of both blacks and whites, I never have been racist and never will be. Racism between blacks and whites seems to be a huge issue. And how come you really dont hear about racism between other races? I may be wrong but i've never really heard of mexicans hating asians, or native americans hating japanese people. Does this have to do with the rumor I heard that research was done by a colored student at a university where they allegedly found out that it is built into white peoples genes to discriminate when they encounter a person of another race? I dont know if that is true but I personally find it a little bit hard to believe. I was pretty much a sheltered child s I really didnt experience much at all until late in my teens, and when I did have the opportunities to expand my social horizons, it was inevitable that I got to know alot of colored people. But the thing is, I never had any misgivings about blacks or whites. The other thing that I remember from what I read, is that the research done at the university was done by a colored guy who's personal opinion about his findings were that blacks seem to be superior to whites on almost every front. It was said that blacks are better physically built, have a better learning capacity, and a much better sex appeal than whites do. Not to knock on anybody's research but I find all this to be completely rediculous. I think that the whole racist thing isn't a condition at all. I believe that racism began when white pioneers decided to enslave Africans. It was an immoral and dumb thing to do. But when the colossal error was corected (not meaning compensated for), of course blacks had an anger issue about the whole ordeal. It's a completely natural and expected reaction. And whites thinking they were superior to another race? Well, if was socially acceptable to own a slave, how else would you feel towards them? Though we now know that slavery is and always was completely wrong. Thus the battle began. If you think about it, it really wasn;t all that long ago. Just like you can be mad at someone for a good while after they have wronged you, I think that racism in a nut shell is just that. A whole race of people still being mad with another who is either still smug about what went on or repentant for it. But then, arn't we all making a big bother over something that our ancestors did and not us ourselves? If we all know now that racism is wrong and is basically just another word for a very lange scale case of one race being mad at another, them why do people still make a big deal out of it? And for all of you who are touchy on the subject, and think that blacks were wronged beyond retribution and deserve to be compensated for their wronging, I do agree that they were wronged. It never should have happened. But honestly, what could be done about it now but for stopping the drama and accepting each other? Isnt that the only way to ensure that nothing like that would ever happen again, in any instance? In conclusion all I have to say is that racism is just alot of drama and even though something horendous did happen, the whole situation is for the most part all in our heads. Both black and white heads. If people didnt think of racism as being so taboo, and just agreed to stop the drama story, life would be alot easier for us all.

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