Well I do believe in racism, I think it is more underhanded than everyone knows. My husband has dark skin and I am never embarrassing when with him.
But a woman at work was showing me a picture of her son and the girl friend. I couldn't think of anything to say, except her son has gained some weight since I last saw him. I was shocked and should have asked more about the couple.
I have also been a victim of being accused of being racist, because I didn't serve a woman who was black first. She was talking and not paying attention so I went on to the next person in line.
The other thing about racism it is not just because of skin color but culture as well. My husband speaks of this group called the tamal tigers who are a terrorists group in his count, they are from India so many times I needed to show him, what he is saying is racist and could just as well be applied to him.
He's a Very Good Catholic so I could not believe some of the things he said.
I canít understand how Christian could be so intolerant of others. Also how anyone who claims to believe in some type of religioncam state they are. Killing for God is crazy, thing like Christian holy wars and todayís Jihad. Who ever you believe in I'm sure that God or they would condone killing. I am so naÔve when I herd about the Serbs and Croatians and found the Christian were killing others brutally I could not understand.
I also have Moroccan friend who was my roommate for a couple of years and she doesn't like many people who belong to the Hispanic group. She has stereotyped them as being many things which are very negative.
I think there is discrimination the entire world because people need to feel superior to others. I also believe this discrimination has no color, sex, age and ability, barrier. It's important that we all start working on ourselves. Changing the things we have been taught and that's the only way there will every be peace in the
Irish and English, Israel and Lebanon, Serb and Croatians, the slaughter in Uganda, Indians and Sri Lankaís citizens and the Buddhists and Hinduís and the Catholics in my husbands country, The Jews and the Christian, (by the way Jesus was a Jew) Even the Christians amongst themselves. We should all learn to be more tolerant.
We also need to teach are children to be proud of who they are and yet be more acceptant of others.
My last statement is that I canít believe minorities who have been discriminated against would do the same to others.
Peace and Love