Exposing the colour of prejudice
It's some time very interesting what you can find while looking for a story to write about. The story of John Howard Griffin is certainly one we should all read. It concerns ones color of skin and the prejudice that may have been culled but still certainly exists.
What is interesting the fact they I now live in a country of brown people, being white I of course stand out like a sore thumb. As there is a minority here that are anti-American some of these racialist loonies have abused me with racialist remarks. You see when people here see a white white guy we are all classified as being an American with wads of dollars in our pockets.
But if you are black and not just brown, most Filipino's will not want to associate themselves with you much. You see the whiter you are indicates how rich you are. This of course is not any form of prejudice but shows how you can be valued by your skin by some cultures.
Most of the actors here in the Philippines are mixed race their father or mother being white.
However please read the story about John Griffin of which I am sure you will enjoy as much as I did, and gain some new enlightenment about color and racialism as I did as well.
How much does the colour of our skin make us who we are, and shape the way the world sees us?
The answer to that question may seem obvious now after decades of slow and uneven progress towards racial equality and enlightenment.
It would have seemed very different 50 years ago to the white Texan writer John Howard Griffin, when he embarked on one of the most remarkable one-man social and psychological experiments in history.
Griffin was the white man who fooled hundreds of Americans into believing he was a black man as he travelled through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia - and who felt at first hand the bigotry that meant.
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