WILL RACISM EVER COME TO AN END?

Racism a belief that inherent differences amongst various racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others. An example to this definition is the apartheid era in South Africa racism. Dictated that different races (chiefly black and white) should be segregated from one another. Historically those who openly professed or practised racism held that members of low status races should be limited to low status jobs and members of dominate races should have exclusive access to political power, economical resources, high statuses and unrestricted civil rights.

The life experiences of racism for members of low status races includes alot of violence, daily insults and frequent acts of verbal expression of contempt and disrespect. By the 19th century, racism had matured and spread around the world. This is to say racism does not only exist in the U.S. but all over the world. Racism existed long before slavery .Its is not only an issue of black and white but a particular race thinking it’s above the other. No one is born racist. No one is born hating another person because of their background or their religion. People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate then they can learn to love. Growing up, I was never taught to hate anyone because of the color of their skin or their beliefs. I was actually never taught to hate. My dad loved everyone. Whites, Blacks, Muslims, Asians, Indians, Gays, Lesbians etc. He always told us to be kind to everyone even if they are not kind to us. Even the Bible tells us to love one another. In a world filled with people living with hatred towards People of a certain race . In the image below I share with you an email sent to Jeff Bezos amazon CEO for supporting the BLM movement.

The hate in that email can not be explained. It’s been years and there are millions of people who have hateful thoughts about people of different race. The issue of slavery, segregation and discrimination cannot be wiped out from the minds of those who solely believed in it. And see nothing wrong. As mentioned earlier, racism is taught and people fear what they don’t understand and tend to react negatively towards their fears. I believe racist are afraid of the difference they see. It is not our difference that divide us. It’s our inability to recognize , accept, and celebrate those differences. I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character . Let’s be straight racism is amongst the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today.

If you believe racism is not a problem in our present society then think again . The fact that we have to clarify that any lives matter, should be concern enough. I believe racism will never come to an end. That doesn’t stop us from getting our voices heard . To bring change you must not be afraid to take the first step. As long as there’s hate the will be racist people . You can give a person all the knowledge about racism, but you can’t make them think. Some people want to remain ignorant only because the truth requires change. In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist we must be anti-racist. Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned of color (white privilege) racism can not come to an end.

Share with me your thoughts in the comments , racism is a topic and concern we must all share our opinions on. I do hope you enjoy this and will make a step towards change.

15 thoughts on “WILL RACISM EVER COME TO AN END?”

  1. “It is not our difference that divide us. It’s our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

    This quote really stood out to me, it’s so true that the majority of prejudices stem from our inability to come to terms with difference, to be empathetic, and this is what we must learn. I hadn’t seen that awful email to Jeff Bezos. Scary stuff, but we must be hopeful!

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  2. I enjoyed reading this opinoin, my comments pertain to your conclusion, here: “In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist we must be anti-racist. Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned of color (white privilege) racism can not come to an end.”
    I interpret “blind to color” as not seeing each other as being or having “white” or “black” skin; never to use “black” or “white” to describe each other, or values each other agreed or disagreed, rather we are men and women, our culture is American together, if we continue to identify with each other as “black” and “white,” instead of men and women then we ourselves perpetuate the very ideas we affirm we stand against. For me, being anti-racist means refusing to use colors to describe each other. Moreover, if you define any value, it must be truly blind to color, not labeling or defying me by my immutable characteristics.

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  3. i feel being racist is a human trait. hating those who are different from us has been through out human history. i dont see it really ending, but only suppressed. a great post!

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    1. I too enjoyed reading this comment, [from buddy] when one mentions hating difference being a “human trait,” I understand the train of thought. It is NATURAL in NATURE to hate difference; i.e., blue birds don’t flock with black birds and vice versa. When one subscribes to a higher belief system, specifically Christianity, you belief that nature is what we were put here to rise above. If you effort to rise above nature, one must look past our immutable characteristics, and not give up on the good fight to look past our skin color. Any individual who supports skin color, or race based advantages, or disadvantages, is in communion with the cause they purport to stand against. Wicked are the hypocrites, I say, as hard as I try to practice what I belief, it isn’t always easy.

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  4. Amazing like I said , You can give a person all the knowledge about racism, but you can’t make them think. Some people want to remain ignorant only because the truth requires change. And Change the can not accept. I love your point

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  5. I concurred with you Kenyonce but the United States is in denial that racism does not exist especially the people at the top so there is no way it’s gonna end . Except Republicans and Democrats come together and accept, then things can change for the better but education education is the key.

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  6. The comment in a song written for the Musical South Pacific explains a great deal – “you’ve got to be taught” it’s sentiments highlight we are taught to hate.
    So is there an answer? Yes! look at reality, millions of people have decided to adjust their approach to life when they have begun to look at the purpose of life.
    One of the strangest things to me is Charitable giving – having worked on many fundraising projects I know images of starving, ill or displaced children will raise millions. Put adults in the same pictures and not much stirs. The reason? an understanding of innocence.
    We are an international family, remove the borders and politics we begin to realize just how much we can improve the lives of all.
    Religious teachings have much to answer for but the Bible clearly states we are all equal before God. Enjoyed reading the post and will read many more.

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