Tuesday, July 16, 2013

50 Shades of Tan

Facebook is flooded with images of 'this race did this to that race' and the injustice of it all. 

My question is this- why is race even a factor? What if we took the color away and then looked at the situation? I think many people would stop crying racism and get a better perspective.

After all, God made flowers in many different shades, as He did us- a wonderful garden filled with 50 shades of tan!

Unfortunately racism is a factor in some cases. Segregation ran rampant in our not-so-far past, and though there is much more racial acceptance (especially with mixed-races), we still have the influence of the older generations that were brought up to dislike races other than their own. 

Don't blame the race, blame the individual.

It's so easy for us to stereotype someone by how they dress, how neat and clean they are, and yes, sometimes the color of their skin. I wonder just how much society as a whole would change if this was non-existent and we based our reactions to their actions and attitudes instead. 

The richly dressed and well groomed people can be thieves or con-artists.
The ragged, rank smelling homeless man can be a hero.
The everyday girl next door could be a pedophile.
And an at-home mother involved in the PTA and the community can be a serial killer.

Please note I didn't mention race- but I bet you formed a profile of someone in your head that is of a particular race. It's human nature to do so, depending on our upbringing and sense of stereotypes.

I wish the race card would stop being played. Period.

I wish we could see the heart of a person, and not their skin tone.

Injustice is injustice, and actions really do speak louder than words.


Post a Comment