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I Was Beaten Up For Not Being Racist

I was about 19 at the time and living in Salisbury, a small city in Wiltshire, England. Me and my friend were walking home from our friends place and were more than a little bit drunk. Two lads asked us if we had any cigarettes or baccy and my friend stopped to give them some. He was wearing an England shirt so the conversation was quickly about what it was to be British and they asked if we liked 'Ni**as' coming in and taking jobs etc and he said he didn't have a problem with black people and I said I didn't have a problem with anyone who didn't have problem with me and before I knew it my head was bouncing back and forth like a tennis ball between the wall and this guys fist and my mate was on the floor getting kicked in the stomach.

Unfortunately for our attackers they had chosen to do this opposite a Toyota garage and the police arrived within seconds. We were taken to a hospital and received some compensation from our attackers and we never saw them again.

We were both very fortunate that evening to only get minor injuries, others aren't anywhere near as lucky. So I am comforted by these words of Baha'u'llah;

"The world is but one country and mankind its citizens."

"The well-being of mankind, its peace and security is unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.

When these sentiments are established in our society as prominently as places like Macdonalds and facebook through education and the empowerment of all, incidents like the one I have described above will happen a lot less often and so the fear of them happening should decrease significantly.

Thank you for reading my story, please comment and discuss.
Zeke
Zekastian9 Zekastian9 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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Don't guilt black people for it. The real jerks were those skin heads. I'm just saying it for your headline. Cheers:-)

...but wait...I just have one question though: how do you know they attacked you because you weren't racist and not because they were just random thugs?? just wondering.

You can never tell the contents by the wrapper, can you?<br />
Skin color isn't important.

Hey RighteousChica, what are your thoughts?<br />
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Pumpkin Seeds, what do you think are the main obstacles to us becoming united in our hearts so that our external appearances and differences would not rub each other up the wrong way and cause such disharmony and violence?

I totally agree. I believe that it is happening. Consciousness is gradually ascending. And I believe it always has been. But in the last 170 years it seems to have taken a massive leap.

Our collective maturity level is steadily if painfully rising and eventually I think we will do away with all the intolerance of the superficial crap that really doesn't matter. It feels like humankind is going through its teenage years and so it feels to a lot of us that this is the end of all things, and in a way it is. Its the end of all the things that constitute our childhood and the beginning of all the things that will be our 20's, to continue the mankind being a teenager metaphor.

Holy...crap.

I cannot stand prejudice against anyone. I strive to accept people as they are.<br />
I do, sometimes, experience allergic reactions to stupid or bigoted people, which can cause symptoms from shaking my head in disbelief, to shouting and swearing angrily.