Right now, I’m watching the movie The Secret Life of the Bees with my family. It’s a great movie that involves racism; a touchy subject that still ruffles feathers of Americans.
Does it ruffle your feathers? Does it bother you to see people discriminated against because of the color of their skin? People that know me well know I’m all for diversity. I love seeing interracial marriage or movies that are well diverse. Why?
Because our world is diverse. That’s America! If you haven’t accepted that by now… what are you waiting on? It’s high time we stop judging people for their skin color, something that they have no control over. Take it from someone that has experienced racism. It’s a horrible feeling! I’ve been teased for my skin color, assumed other races and what not, but I love looking diverse. It’s unique. It’s me and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Who have you been trying to change unintentionally? Remember you can’t change anyone, that’s a case for God. How dare us discriminate against another human being because they’re lighter or darker. How dare someone think their better because they’re light skinned or dark skinned.
I’m so glad our forefathers proclaimed in The Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Don’t try to take away someones rights today, or ever. The golden rule should be pursued each and everyday of our lives; treat others the way you want to be treated. Be cautious and ask yourself, would I want someone to treat me like I am treating this individual? If the answer is no, then stop.
Every time you evaluate the way you’re treating someone you are making the world a better place; one step at a time.