no you just
you don’t understand
morgan freeman is perfect
I love this guy! Respect earned!
Oh thank god I’m not the only one that thinks Black history month is silly
i always ask people why there’s no white history month
is there asian history month
how about hispanic history month
Jewish Heritage and Asian/Pacific Heritage Month are in May and Hispanic/Latin@ History Month is in September/October.
I dont think Black History month is silly, or question why it exists, but I do agree with Freeman, at least partially. Its sad that racism still exists, and it comes from all sides. I dont agree that it should be ignored, because if a person is being racist they should be called out, but I feel like too many people separate themselves. We define ourselves as white, black, asian, hispanic etc and forget that we are part of a whole. The same happens with religion and politics. It becomes a “vs” thing. White vs. black. Republican vs. Democrat. Christian vs. Muslim. America has become a nation fighting with itself when the reality is that these battles are “imaginary”. We are a nation filled with all kinds of discrimination because we can’t be united. And thats whats most sad.
“Its sad that racism still exists, and it comes from all sides.”
“but I feel like too many people separate themselves. We define ourselves as white, black, asian, hispanic etc and forget that we are part of a whole.”
“We are a nation filled with all kinds of discrimination because we can’t be united.”
“Republican vs. Democrat.”
When Republicans stop being racist, misogynistic, transphobic, homophobic pricks who get people killed than people will stop opposing them. By the way, it’s not so much “Democrats vs. Republicans” because Democrats are often problematic too, it’s really a matter of “Decent People vs. Republicans”.
Racism can come from all sides because there are many different races.
1.a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement,usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others. 3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. (Dictionary.reference.com)
So by definition it is something that can happen between many different races. Like Native Americans, or the racism Asian americans faced after pearl harbor.
Secondly Im not claiming anyone is the same, on the contrary I recognize how important a persons differences are. We are all special in our own way. And its horrible when those differences are used against us, which is why its important to note similarities. The fact everyone shares thoughts and feelings even if they are not always the same ones. My point of too much division being a bad thing can be shown by races that have mixed for example. The offspring of such marriages can often be confused as to which they are more of. My cousins for instance had issues with this in school because they felt rejected by the black community (too white) but also felt rejected by the white community (too black). It shows that while a community can still be “itself” and embrace its own traditions they should not define themselves by their characteristics. There is such a thing as too much separation.
Thirdly the importance of noting we are all the ‘same’ is because it denotes equality. Treating people how you want to be treated. Always. We are all people (or as you put “we all bleed red”) and we all want to be treated with respect and understanding.
Fourthly the point I was making was about how people divide themselves. There are many people who vote a certain way because of certain factors like people who vote solely Republican and act out against Democrats (calling them names etc). People who act in ignorance and refuse to do the research (etc) that accompanies the decision they are making. To be racist shows ignorance. To be blind to a situation shows ignorance as well. You call me “colorblind” as if it connotes something bad. But the truth is I believe in treating people equally, and being treated equally. And that is something this nation has strived for. We have yet to perfect it obviously. Its not just white people who are “colorblind”.