Racism. It's happening everyday around us, but most of the time we don't notice it. Racism is usually referred to as an aversion to people of colour, or believing that white people are superior to people of other races. Personally, I don't understand why we must define people based on what colour their skin is. Why do people say. "That black man is annoying." Instead of "That man is annoying." One word is the difference between a sentence and a racist comment.
Alright, we all have different coloured skin, right? Inside, though, we all have flesh and blood, we all have hearts, and we all are human. There's no need to divide people based on what colour their skin is, it doesn't make sense. People who have darker or lighter skin aren't wired differently, they don't think differently, they don't act differently, they are just human. If you don't like a person, don't just automatically blame it on their skin colour, because that has nothing to do with it.
Now that I think about it, A packet of Smarties is actually a good metaphor. They are all different colours, but taste the same. They are all mixed up, though. On the outside, they look different, but really, they aren't. Racism can also mean that you think people of a certain race have certain qualities. I personally don't even understand the logic behind that. Just because they have the same skin colour, they are all the same? Just because one person you don't like is of a particular race, doesn't mean all people of that race are like that.
Why must we judge people based on their colour? It's only skin deep. Why can't we learn to accept people as people, and not 'black people' and 'white people'? After all, there really is only one race. The human race. And if we want to keep it alive, discrimination of other races has GOT TO END.
Well, that was just my two cents. :)
What do you think about racism?
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