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Sometimes I feel as if no matter how nice, no matter how hard I try people will always hate me. So much that they wish bad things on me, or even better yet they encourage someone to hurt me.
Still I know that’s probably not true. Well let’s hope it’s not true. I would constantly be in danger.
I’ve known people who were racists, but they seemed cool with me. That’s kind of strange don’t you think?
I’ve even had people make racist comments about themselves. For example, I’ve dated Hispanic guys. They’ll say some stuff I won’t repeat because it sounds racist if I say it. I would just look at them, really? Why the heck would you say that.
Still we all know people tend to call themselves the names that other cultures call them amongst themselves.
It’s strange though one of the guys I dated well we weren’t dating at the time was mad at someone who was of the same race as me and he was going off and saying all kinds of racist things. I was like what the hell is your problem you know I’m black right…click.
It’s like during Hurricane Katrina, when they would show people go into the stores to get food because they were hungry. When black people or African-Americans went into the stores the media said they were looting. When white people or Caucasian Americans went into the store it was getting supplies or provisions or something positive. Now if who ever wasn’t getting food and going for the TV’s, and other high-end expensive things and not food then that’s looting. So yeah racism still exists.
I think if we didn’t judge people on their skin color or their nationality there would be a lot of progress.
Did you know that in Brazil that their system is so bad that in a family of four they all could belong in a different race based on the shade of their skin? Do you know how many times a year someone would change a race? During the summer you’re in one race, in the winter another.
I wonder when did we start dividing people by skin color?
In India they have caste system. Now I don’t recollect everything but I do know that most of the Untouchables which are the lowest of the caste system are mostly dark.
I knew a woman who was Hispanic who never married. She told us one day why. She said because she was dark none of the men would ever talk to her, but she couldn’t marry a black man. (yeah no more political correctness) I thought that was sad because she was such a nice woman. It made me cry. Of course I was a kid then, and I wondered why is it so wrong to be dark-skinned?
Still people tan, which I’m not sure why. I don’t because I don’t need one.
I remember as a kid I met a man who had 90% of his body burned. People would stare at him. I went up and started talking to him. Once again I was a kid.
Funny some people I am not afraid of.
Still it’s one of those things I will never understand because when I look at people I don’t see race, color, disabilities, deformities, or anything wrong. I see a person, a living person who yes might have difficulties doing things that other people can do on their own. Yes they might sign. They might wear dark glasses, or use a cane to walk safely down the street. They might have to have someone with them all of the time, or use a wheel chair. Some might have pink hair. Some might have no hair. Some might be fighting a disease. There will be different cultures. People will believe different things. People will worship different gods, or not worship any at all. Some might like scientific discoveries while others scoff at the madness. Some might think everything is a joke. Some might not ever be able to function on their own without medication. Some might be too serious for their own good. Still they are a person. Our differences are what makes us all beautiful and unique.
I would think it would be boring here if we were all the same. Yet still no one would be able to hate anyone or start a religious war if we all were the same color and believe the same things. We all were governed by the same rules and regulations. That would be nice. Still I don’t think that’s how it was meant to be, well that everyone is the same. Since we are different and have our own thoughts and beliefs it brings about a lot of issues. Oh well, it seems that’s how it’s been since the beginning of time.
I know some of you will laugh at this because everything I say is a big joke to you, but that is how I feel and you can take a flying flip.
Ah well. I think I’ve gone on for too long.