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Author Name: Premiumtinadee 3 Comments
Date Added: August 18, 2006 16:08:23 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Reply to "Opressed" written by Paul.
Racism

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
world.
 
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
God Bless
Tina
Author's Notes:
I hope I didn't go over board but this is how I feel as a christian I feel we should all be more forgiving and tolerant of others.  As a citizen of the world I also feel it is important to talk about many controversial issues.  I respect paul and his open which is a little different than mine. 
Like Len has said to live in America is to have certain Unalienable  Rights. Which one of is the freedom of Speech.
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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on August 20, 2006 06:02:36 PM Report
Overboard???? Hardly, Tina..This is a wonderful and truthful write. Those who are truly racist are easy to spot. They say things like, "I'm not predudice, but"...Some wise person once said, "Predudice is a time saver. It enables you to reach a decision without having to examine the facts." My best friend was a black jazz drummer back in my hometown. He was once dragged out of his car in Mississippi by white cops and beaten because he was driving a car they couldn't afford. He was married to a white woman in Sacramento. One night, he found crosses burning on his lawn. When the police arrived, theey opened fire on Roger on his front porch. Roger once told me that he had no feelings of predudice against the white race. I called him a liar. We are all a product of our enviornment and experiences to some degree. We can only try to recognise the bigotry in ourselvess and try our best to overcome it. Most importantly, we should try our very best to make sure we don't hand those feelings down to our children...len
Comment By: PremiumPaul on August 19, 2006 02:43:02 PM Report
Good write. I agree Tolorance is the definitely the way to go. It's ashamed that people do this to anyone. I don't Look at anyones race or sex and make any assumptions. I believe that everyone is basically good. I guess getting it out so people who think this way can be educated is the best way to end or minimize racism. It just seems so sad that at times we are obsessed with people either trying to NOT be racist that they let the pendulum swing to far the other way OR that some people let them selves be victomized by it. To me it is so much easier to not worry about  it and get to know people for the individuals that they are so I can appreciate what they have to offer the society while getting to know them.

Again great write.

Paul

Comment By: FreeRichard Michael Cronin on August 18, 2006 10:20:23 PM Report
what ever we do to others, we do to God, we are only one, and so we must learn to tolerate ourselfs with peace and love!




 


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