In all honesty, I was rather reluctant about ever posting this, but after seeing something on a site that I had to get information off of for my job, I couldn’t let it just slide anymore.
- Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.
- Synonyms: Racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice/bigotry, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, bias, intolerance.
- The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
When pointed out, it’s either a subject that gets avoided completely or turned against someone of a different race. No matter who you are or where you live, there will always be some form of racism somewhere, until someone decides to do something about it.
Now those in South Africa know about the land ownership without compensation issue that’s recently been going on, and frankly, I am getting sick and tired of it. Yes, Apartheid happened, and I am really sorry about that, but when you think about it, is what’s happening now any different? When you think about it, the ones that encouraged Apartheid are almost all gone, so why punish others for it?
I’m not saying what was done to black people was right or anything like that, in fact, in that regard, I agree that they have the right to be upset, BUT that’s over now. More than half of the people that exist today, have absolutely nothing to do with the past.
We are a new generation. The world is in our hands. So why don’t we do something about it? Instead of trying to take over each other’s property or killing each other off, let’s rather reach out our hands and help each other up.
The best way I could think of to portray this post was through the way it was pushed in: the Black Panther movie. Now, for those who’ve known me for a while, will know that I love the Marvel movies and characters, especially X-Men. Heck, my cat’s named after Storm, Ororo from Africa. I even have the tattoo to prove it. But that’s not the point.
When you think about it, Marvel’s current top “black” and “white” characters are Black Panther, T’Challa, and Captain America, Steve Rodgers. Both characters are from two different countries, Africa and America. One is black and the other is male. One is proud, but so is the other. Besides skin colour, there is a personality difference between the two, but other than that, they both have one thing in common: they would fight to the death to protect the ones they care about.
There have been scenes where these two have gone up against each other in a fight, and granted, it’s anyone’s game when it comes down to picking a side that would win. But what are you picking the side for? Is it because the one you support is the same skin colour as you, or would you support the other because you know that what he’s fighting for is the right thing.
I am honestly sick and tired of black people saying that white people are privileged, because that’s not the case. White people are also poor, they also struggle, just like black people. I am sorry to say this, but black people are usually the first to flip out the racism card because a white person just dared to lift their opinion. I can honestly think of a lot of things to prove my point, but I want to open up your eyes.
The other day I was watching a YouTube video, and while waiting for it to buffer, I read some of the comments that were posted on it. Everyone who watched the video agreed that it was good, and yet there was one black man that said: “Typical white bitches. He should kill her when he’s done”.
I’m not going to say the video’s name, because I don’t want another fight to break out, but a reply to that comment was by a white man, who said: “Shame, your post is the only racist thing around here. Calling a woman a white bitch… really classy hey? If they are white bitches, what can we call you without sounding racist? Get that massive chip off your shoulders please”.
Viewers of the video were both black and white people. In fact, more black than white people commented about how much they liked the video. I have a simple rule when it comes to watching something: if you don’t like it, watch something else. No one is holding a gun to your head and telling you to watch it, are they? No, they’re not, so just pick something else to watch instead if it bothers you so much.
I don’t care whether you’re black, white, yellow, pink, blue or a flipping strawberry. I know your heritage and ancestry is important to you, just like mine is to me. I have friends who are darker or lighter than me in terms of skin colour, but you know what? I don’t treat them like trash. I speak to them respectfully, I hug them, and I listen to them.
I apologise to all black people on behalf of what white people have done wrong, but we’re not the only guilty party in this scenario. I, a white female, extend my hand to you, whoever you might be – regardless of your race, sex, beliefs or appearance – in hopes that you will accept it and help me make the world a better place.
If I, someone whose been through a lot of stuff in her life, can do it, then why can’t you? I’m sorry if I need to make myself the example, but if someone doesn’t, then who will? Drop your guns, knives, spears and fists. Countries everywhere, no matter where you look, have black, white and Asians. Maybe there might only be one person of a certain race in a certain country, but you know what? That’s ok, because that means that people are starting to adjust.
I only have a few pieces of advice:
- If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Be nice, no matter what colour person you’re talking to. It can go a long way
- If you don’t like something, don’t do it. You’ll save yourself a lot of frustration and anxiety
- Don’t be a colour, be a human being. No matter what colour your skin is, someone of the opposite skin colour is willing to care about you. You just need to find that person
- Be like a panda bear. They’re black, white and Asian. The perfect combination of what anti-racism should be
I don’t support racism. I support ANTI-Racism.
“Betrayed one more time
But somewhere down that line
You’re gonna get what’s coming to you
Look at me now
Look at me now
Look at me now!
Pull it out from my back
Soon I’m the one that’s on attack
Can’t wait to return the favor
Look at me now
Look at me now
Look at me now!
Too many time I’ve seen it, rip a hole into our friendship
This is how it’s been, how it always will be
You think you’re above me (You think you’re above me!)
But now I’m here to envy
Four words to choke upon!
Four Words (To Choke Upon) © Bullet For My Valentine