Racism

I’ve seen and dealt with racism and sexism my entire life. I’ve seen the hatred people have for each other, the disdain, even with regards to classism, elitism, patriotism, and even just sports.

People seem to really enjoy putting other people down and classifying them as “less than” themselves. And this is absolutely not just white people. This truly is almost everyone and by that I mean about 99.99% of the population over the age of 10.

This seems (to me) to be learned behavior. Because no one steps out of the womb with any such predispositions. Though we are born with a sense for the enjoyment of symmetry/beauty and we do actively seek out comfort and sustenance. We do not have a sense for or an understanding of discord.

Which is what any kind of prejudice is. And the complete lack of true compassion in people, the lack of any kind of desire to mend fences, build bridges and truly get to know the side of those we find so easy to find fault in only accelerates these issues more.

And we will never have true reform in this world of any substantial kind without each person looking with themselves to root out their own prejudices and hatred.

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I really like the Disney movie The Princess Frog. I always wondered why it had such a mediocre reception. A lot of people claim it is because it depicts voodoo, which Christians find offensive and don’t find “appropriate” for children to see.

But I always suspected it was truly just a prejudice thing.

I saw this poll recently about re-theming Disneyland’s Splash Mountain rides from the highly controversial Song of the South theme to The Princess Frog. The results so far of the poll to me seem to mimic the general view of systemic racism in this country pretty well.

So if we changed the title of the question to “Would you like to see drastic changes to systematic racism in this country?”. I think the answers would speak quite appropriately as well. With 5% being the blatantly racist, white national facet and 6% being people who are just completely over the entire issue altogether.

But that’s just my take. 😂🤷🏽‍♀️🙄

Author: porngirl3

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10 thoughts on “Racism”

  1. Humans are tribal; we carry the fear of the other with us from our earliest days as a species. We do, in fact, not only learn prejudices based upon our own experiences, we pass them on from generation to generation. We’ve ALWAYS been like this: If you’re not like us, you’re against us… and you’re gonna get dealt with.

    Laws don’t do a whole lot about this. Trying to rearrange or modify our social contracts, on the whole, doesn’t help much because as long as there is one person who is racist, there will be others and that behavior will continue to poison us. We lack the ability to unlearn a very old behavior; we find it easier to project hatred at an entire race than it is to see that not every person of that race deserves to be hated and despised. The really bad part? We here have the freedom to express ourselves in any way we want to… and that includes being racist even though no one wants to continue to tolerate this behavior. So while the law cannot do anything about what you say, it can do something about whatever actions you take in-line with what you say but as in anything with any law, what you suspect is one thing… and what you can prove in court is something else.

    We see more people being charged and convicted of hate crimes but that only happens when any actions in this have been proven; otherwise, anyone can talk the talk and only get in trouble when they walk the walk. And as we’ve seen with the latest protests, some racists are smart enough to get someone else to do their dirty work and keep their own hands clean. We always try to protest peacefully… and there’s always that one bunch of people who believe that violence and chaos is the best way to get their message across or, as a saying I read a long time ago reads, “When diplomacy fails, war ensues.”

    All anyone can do is to not be a part of this madness. The good news is that a lot of us across the world don’t want to be a part of it; the bad news is there are those who are all about keeping the madness going.

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    1. All very true and well said. I was recently discriminated against at a restaurant (second time in Oregon) and some people wanted to know where and I refused to tell them because I didn’t want to turn into a situation on my account. So I said and did nothing beyond write a bad online review for them. That was enough for me. But it makes me wonder like any crime, hate crimes included, of the ones that get reported or caught, even less get sentenced or punished.

      Such is life. These are things no one should have to suffer through. But the list if grievances against the world being unfair is so long.

      And until each person fights their own inner demons how is it to really change?

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      1. One would have to recognize that having these thoughts are their inner demon. They’d have to have the clarity of mind to understand that you can “hate” a particular person for whatever reason but there’s no reason to hate others who are like that person you just can’t stand.

        Blacks have a long-standing prejudice against whites because of slavery. Apologies have been made, reparations attempted, and the prejudice remains and, again, it’s just too easy to hate all whites people for something that happened somber long ago… and there are some whites people who, by their very nature, hold onto that mindset that the world was made for them and everyone else is and always will be inferior… and must be dealt with in the harshest manner possible.

        Not a lot anyone can do about that. We can educate and enlighten but we’re not only dealing with that fear of the other, we’re dealing with belief… and belief trumps truth every damned time.

        To this end, as a species, we are mentally ill with a sickness for which there is no cure. All anyone can do is to do their best not to be a racist in word, thought, or deed… and not everyone can or is willing to do that because hate is easier than not hating.

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          1. We are and the recent protests show that, not counting the rabble rousers, of course. But just like everything concerning us, change is slow.

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          2. I was reading an article that the people aware and upset about racial injustice has doubled in the last few months alone. So that’s a plus. That’s a good sign. I think.

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