“Racism will ever not be eradicated”. As absurd as its continuous growth may seem to be, it is a cankerworm that has eaten deep into the very existence of mankind (both young and old).
Also, for a person claiming to be loving and a society, multicultural, it is cold when its actions and reception says otherwise.
It is bias and despicable. More disgusting than rotten food. To be okay as well as have profound joy in hating or bringing someone else down because of the difference in race or skin color, speaks less of such a human. As people inhabiting the same universe, we all deserve love and to give it back.
I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion, or insult, as pitiable, for the other person. I never absorbed that. I always thought that there was something deficient about such people.
– Toni Morrison.
The impatient idealist says: ‘Give me a place to stand and I shall move the earth.’ But such a place does not exist. We all have to stand on the earth itself and go with her at her pace.
– Chinua Achebe (No Longer at Ease).
While the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn’t any other tale to tell, it’s the only light we’ve got in all this darkness.
– James Baldwin (Sonny’s Blues).
Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
– Maya Angelou.
Most noteworthy on racism, my stance remains no one should be subject to such ignorant ideology and hateful lifestyle, be it on whatsoever path. If this world learns to love and give it back, the world will be better, safer and united. Not speaking the same way in tone or language does not make you any less or more human. Treat everyone with respect and love, and the reason for spite will be wiped off the surface of earth.
In conclusion, no one should be victimized or branded racist. We are same – flesh and blood, body parts et al.
Photo Credit: Joshua Mcknight.