“My People Against Your People!”
We are beyond the flesh, and even the mind. When we really become in tune with our spiritual selves through practicing peace and meditation, we understand that we really are beyond boundaries. There is an entire universe out there, and we are all part of the same universe. The notion that we are separate is an illusion, and sadly, many buy into this illusion.
Learn to open your mind and live a life of Love, of the understanding that We Are All One. Only then are you free of the illusions of this world. You are bound by nothing and no one.
I’ve been studying psychology for quite some time, and one of the the most important things psychology teaches is that Blacks as a whole are subject to extreme discrimination. The Facts Are There. Studies conducted again and again show that, for example, during interviews interviewers tend to sit farther away/spend less time interviewing Blacks, car dealerships charge Blacks more money, and Blacks who are housed in mental hospitals are subject to hostile beatings even though they do not show greater disciplinary problems than Whites, not to mention the fact that Blacks make up the majority of America’s penitentiaries (In NO small part due to racial profiling). The list goes on and on, and Blacks suffer all over due to small-minded thinking.
It’s time for us to cut the bullshit and wake the fuck up as a society. We must open our eyes and minds to ensure that we ourselves are in fact not discriminating, and we must not stand by and watch others discriminate. We must stand up for minorities, and cannot expect them to fight racial discrimination on their own.
What Can We Do?
1. Surround yourself with friends of all skin colors and racial backgrounds.
2. If someone makes a rude or racial comment, speak up. People need to know that Racism is disgusting and should not be tolerated.
3. Educate yourself on history, and the terrible things that racism led to.
4. Teach tolerance, be a voice for the oppressed. You Can Make a Difference.
My entire life I have lived in places where my race was/is the minority. In middle school, I didn’t have one friend because of my skin color. When I was in high school, a few people were able to look past my skin color and we became my friends. Even now, in college, my race is still the minority, but throughout my life I have learned a very important lesson.
I developed quiet resentment because of all the racism I had endured, and remember what it felt like to feel that hate growing inside me. When you are a child, bullying is internalized. I believed I wasn’t good enough, as if there was something wrong with me for having white skin. But as I’ve entered college, I’ve become surrounded with people that are serious about work and studying, people befriended me without first judging me for my skin color.. It was at this time that I began to question my hate, which was when I came to a realization that has changed my life.
Through being in the minority, I’ve come to know what it feels like to be hated strictly on the basis of skin color. I’ve felt discrimination on a deep level, and there came a time where I had to decide if I was going to let it eat at me and make me bitter, or make me stronger. This entire experience has made me stronger because I have grown to develop empathy for minorities. It is minorities that need to be stood up for, that need a voice. And when safe, it is important to stand up for those in the minority, and speak out against people who try criticize them. Make the world a safer place for minorities.