Rascism: a Message to My Generation
racism in today's world with our younger generation is the most ridiculous thing experienced.
Now one thing I want to express that many people seem to forget when thinking of racism is that it is not limited to just white & black, but is experienced by every race.
And while I do not believe it is acceptable for any race to be discriminated against, I will be focusing on black & white.
I think part of the reason that racism is such a problem is because people often tend to assume they are being discriminated against.
For example: If you are out somewhere and someone of opposite color is rude to you, it is often assumed that it is race related. It is not assumed that is because they are just rude or had a bad day and misplacing their anger. No, it is said that it is because of race. I find this appalling.
Now realize I know this is not the case with everyone, so don't feel the need to defend yourself because I use the word "you".
Moving on to another issue.
Today there are so many young black Americans that don't like white people because of slavery. Now, I don't want anyone to think that I am down grading the way black people were treated back then. That is in no way what I am going to say.
The problem to me is that there is a young new generation, that can't even tell you any history of what happened in those times, that are using it as a means to discriminate. Neither race of today's generation had anything to do with things that happened in those times.
Then, there are the white young Americans who are continuing a pattern of hating and discriminating against black people because of old "beliefs" of their families. The ones that believe whites are better than blacks. This is ignorance in its worst form.
I'm sick of stereotypes such as:
"A black or white way of dressing"
"Black or white people music"
People assuming that black people are all criminal or violent. Or when a black teen acts out it is because of they are black and therefore their "nature".
White people being bullied because since they are white they can't fight.
Or the different ex
"Go back to Africa where you came from."
Now that is stupid. 95% of the time these black people that you are ignorantly spewing this to is an American and have been for generations now.
"You brought us here."
Another ignorant thing to say. YOU weren't brought here and I didn't bring you here.
I could go on for ages on the ignorance that both sides has been showing.
My plea is that people can stop dragging along the past of our ancestors. Stop continuing a long chain of hate. Why can we not, in a time where we have a mix raced president, and Latinos, blacks, whites, etc. working together in our government, see the ways we have all benefited from each other?
The discoveries and inventions both races have founded to make our world and our country a better place, is something that all races of this country benefit from.
I believe once we can do this....truly stop blaming one another and living our ancestors past, then we will truly be on the way to becoming a better, more united nation.
I also have to beg the parents to stop teaching hatred to their children. Or allowing them to be exposed to it by their relatives.
We are in a time where today's young generation is inheriting enough from the generations before us and where our children are also going to have to inherit this as well. War, bad economy, etc. This is not something that should be continued to be passed along with it.
Of course I know I may never live to see any of this happen, but at least I'll die knowing that I tried to change the heart and mind of at least one person.