Racism (Rac·ism): 1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others. 2. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
Racism is a grudge we keep against one another for precedent misdemeanors done to us on the basis of our color.
Racism should have died with those who bred such unjust cruelty, such as the slavery acts seen in the U.S. in the 1800s. They should have taken their prejudices to their graves, but in instead their racism found life in their children and those to come.
Racism is a contagious disease. Don’t infect your children; don’t pass the racist torch we burn one another with to the next generation.
Racism is haughty, it believes in superiority of color.
Racism is like tangled branches and limbs of a tree. Perhaps it does not matter anymore, how or why those branches become intertwined, cutting off oxygen, killing, but rather that we cut those branches from the tree so that the tree, our lives, so we can thrive and be healthy again.
Racism’s scars will surely leave their marks on our souls, but while we can hate the prejudice crimes that have happened, we must forgive those who did them. If we can sincerely sacrifice any pride and grudges we keep, perhaps there is hope yet for a future without discrimination of color.
Race, as I define it, is beauty diversified . We should not become blind to our diversity, but rather we should celebrate the unique colors we have in this world, and never using our racial differences as an instrument to build a barrier to divide us.
And I have often dreamed of a day in which we may greet each other warmly, using titles like “brother” and “sister”, regardless of our color, or background. I imagine us all related by the sheer fact that we are all human beings, in one world. Why are we not already united for this very reason?
Have you experienced others discriminating against you because of your race? If so, how did you react; what did you do about it? Is racism a regular occurrence where you live? Do you think racism happens today unprovoked, or does racism happens today still motivated by the same revolting acts of racism from the past? Since many of you are involved and/or interested in fashion, do you think racism happens in fashion, considering the number of Caucasian models greatly trumps the number of models of color or of other races? Other thoughts on racism?
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