I feel such a need to talk about all of the ignorance going around in our world today. I wrote a little about this in a previous post, but I feel I should revisit this subject.
I would love to challenge individuals on the issue of skin color and racism. If you’re one of the people who are hating someone because of their skin color or race; my challenge is for you to take a look in the mirror and honestly deal with the person staring back at you. How you think, what you feel, is completely ignorant. You’re the problem!!!
As I mentioned in an earlier post not ONE SINGLE person alive had a chance to say what skin color they got to be born in. NOT ONE SINGLE person had the opportunity to say what family they wanted to be born into. No one’s skin color or race is better than the next, NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK OR FEEL ABOUT IT.
Hating someone on the basis of skin color or race is ignorant and a LEARNED behavior. No one was born this way. Somehow, somewhere down the line this way of thinking formed from a seed planted into people who hate on the basis of race or skin color.
I break this into two, because they’re actually two different things. There are people who hate and discriminate on the basis of skin color; which means a person is discriminated against because of their skin shade (light, medium, dark). Discrimination or hate on the basis of race means it’s happening to a particular race.
The Black race isn’t the only dark skinned race other nationalities have very dark skin as well. This post relates to the Black race. If you’re hating someone because of the color of their skin YOU ARE WRONG AND YOU ARE IGNORANT.
Now if you’re going to get upset, go ahead. However, if you’ve never been told to think this way is ignorant, I’m here to tell you that it is! This is a LEARNED BEHAVIOR and a very DISTORTED way of thinking. Why do you think YOUR RACE or YOUR SKIN COLOR makes you better when you breathe, eat, pee, crap, cry, hurt, a host of other things, and DIE like ANY person whose skin is darker than yours?
More than not racism and hatred is most often directed towards the Black race. However, sometimes it’s Black on Black. In all of my years, I’ve yet to see a Black person. I’ve yet to see a White person. I would probably faint if I saw either. I believe people are called Black as a way to degrade and put down. Blacks are called African American’s although millions were born and raised in the USA, just like many other races. I think it’s a way to degrade. SOME White’s think white is superior or supreme, but it’s NOT!
Blacks who hate on one another due to the shade of skin color are IGNORANT. This too is a LEARNED BEHAVIOR and these types of people are just as ignorant as any other group of people who hate another race or hate on the basis of skin color. ANYONE who’s stuck on the color of skin is a SAD, CONFUSED, AND IGNORANT person. The behavior was learned, but this type of individual has the CHOICE to change their way of thinking, feelings, and acting.
In slavery days Black people were put through hell and back, yet they stood. Many lost their lives, but those who didn’t; stood. Although many stood; many were mentally oppressed; and developed an unfortunate way of thinking. A way of thinking that has been passed down. Just as some Whites learned to hate Blacks, Blacks also learned to hate their own race, due to the shade of the skin (if it was too dark some hated it back then and today).
Blacks have been proven to be a very resilient group of people. A group of people who still fight against so many injustices in this world; yet still stand! This ability has caused the hatred to deepen. It was thought that the Black race should have been down, depressed, oppressed, and OUT! Yet, they still stand tall and have become equally successful as any other race. As long as the world remains Blacks of ALL shades will remain.
This world doesn’t belong to one single race or one shade of skin. It belongs to a host of races and shades of skin. In reality we all are from one. I don’t care if you don’t believe in God you have to have common sense to know even if the first person came from a frog, every other frog after that came from the FIRST frog, which makes all of them of the same origin, but of course as time goes on and this group breeds with that group you get different shades and different looks, etc.. BUT, ultimately we all came from the same FIRST one, which ties us ALL together. You don’t have to like it, but fact is fact!
To hate someone because they’re Black is plain ignorant and that’s the bottom line. Face your ignorance and ACKNOWLEDGE where it comes from then make a conscious decision to lay down those ignorant ways of thinking. Face your ignorance and UNDERSTAND that it is ignorance. To hate someone because they’re not of your race is one of the most ignorant things a person can do. To hate someone who is of your race, because they’re skin is darker than yours is equally as ignorant.
Blacks have been called niggers, spooks, negroes, colored, and a host of other names only to settle for being called Black or African Americans. Although born in the USA all Blacks are called African Americans. Why do you ask? I believe it’s a way to degrade, to keep reminding Blacks that HEY you were slaves at one point and from Africa AND don’t forget it. Not all Blacks come from Africa and certainly not all know about that form of slavery.
Blacks who hate on their own race have been taught this warped way of thinking and have embraced this negativity. I have so many different races in my family and EVERY one of my family member embrace them all. I thank God my family NEVER taught racism, prejudices, or discrimination against another race or prejudice or discriminatory towards anyone on the basic skin color period. If they had we may as well all drop dead, because in my family we have it all. I’m glad and I love all of my family no matter the shades of their skin and I love all people no matter the race.
It’s NOT about a flag, it’s about the individual BEHIND the flag. A flag can do anything but lie or fly wherever it’s placed. It’s the people who are behind the flag. STOP IT PEOPLE, PLEASE, STOP THE NONSENSE. Learn to love your fellowman and woman no matter the skin color. Skin color; despite of Black or White or light or dark, it doesn’t make you one single bit better than the next person.
The truth of who you are lies within. Many are prejudice and discriminatory in their hearts, but they hide because of the positions they’re in etc. You don’t want the truth to be known, but the truth always peeks it’s head to the surface at some point.
Any and everyone who hate or discriminate on the basis of skin color or race, please STOP IT! You are wrong and you have a wrong way of thinking. Channel that energy to learn about why you feel the way you do so you can change. Stop wasting your life, time, and energy to hate, dislike, discriminate, or whatever it is. Most people who feel this way today MOST have not one clue as to why. They are going off of what they learned from someone else, something that has been passed down. STOP it! It’s time to change! Get to know people. For those who are of the Black race yet feel negative towards your brother or sister based on their shade of skin. Shame on you! You too need to change your way of thinking, because your behavior has been learned as well.
You have negative people and bad things in ALL races NOT just one and NO race is exempt. Give people a chance based on who they are, NOT based on the shade of their skin or what race they may belong to.