The Fight Over Racism and Color
As I read several articles tonight on the subject of racism, I find myself very disappointed. There are fights on comment boards over the question, if racism exists or not, and the race card. I saw white people and black people arguing over who was more racist. What color should be able beat up this color, while this color should not. I can disagree with a person of this color because we are the same color and I can disagree with the other color because of what that did to the other color. And then you have the one color that was over the other color but that color has risen so now the first color has to let this color do what they want.
Now if you were able to follow that, I am impressed, because I almost confused myself. I just change a few words and you can see how crazy this is. Now with all this discussion on the problems in our society, I see very few true discussions on how we as a people, (not a color) go about improving ourselves. The idea that racism does not exist is a fantasy. The idea that racism will ever go away is a fantasy. I would first off like to say. that even though I do not agree with most of what I have seen tonight, I do believe that people (see, I did not give a color) have the right to have whatever opinion that they choose. A person has the right to be overbearing, rude, insulting and have no merit to the point that they are trying to make in efforts to sway anothers opinion. Now, I myself, have never had any luck with changing a persons mind by those means, but if you think it works, then go right ahead and I hope it works out for you. What I have seen work, is a smile or a kind word. Of course, just because I smile does not mean I will get one in return, but it was worth all the effort. I may even try it again soon. Maybe I see a person (no certain color) that is having a hard time with a door and I help them out, because one thing that I have learned is that a door will treat all with equal disreguard.
Each color has activists that fight for the rights of certain colors, some say they do not, but how often to you see them acting in the interest of other colors. Why not become an activist for people. It is really easy to do. You need not money or a special education. Not even a radio or a TV show. All you need is a desire to make a difference, even if it is just to one person (any color will work). Start small and over time expand on your efforts.
Now not all of these activists are bound by color, and do make a difference. However I tend to see a lot that are very good at finding out dirty secrets and pointing out the evils of others. They work non stop at finding the wrongs of a society and bring them to light(kind of like a tattle tail). Once the wrong has been put in lights they are off hunting the next big issue to expose. The different colors get all worked up and the battle lines are drawn. Each takes a side and the battle begins, the fight wages on until the next big story hits and it all starts over again.
I have an idea for people (this is open to all colors) to try, instead of fighting about it or exposing one thing after another, why not actually try to fix the problem. It is ok to start small, by just changing the the impression you make on one person can have a snowball effect. Start judging people by there actions and not the color(this applies to all colors). Open that door, flash that smile, say hello and thank you. Offer a hand when the time arises, even if it is denied, a positive impression is made even if it was rejected.
Not everybody will agree, and I may be called a few names, but it does not matter. Why? Because if only one person (any color) agrees and applies this to their lives, then I have achieved in one night more than some people (all colors included) will make in a life time of empty effort.
I hope everyone has enjoyed my opinion and if it did not change your outlook at least I did try.
There was a time when I knew of a door that was very difficult and I would warn people and complain about the door. I saw many a person have a difficult time with it, but still no one acted on it. I would just sit back and remind them how I had warned them about the door. I would watch them struggle and shake my head at all the people that continued to use it. Then one day, I had to use the door myself. As I struggled with it, another person aproached me and helped me through, I expressed my thanks and they said no problem as they put a few drops of oil on the hinges, they looked at me and just smiled.
~that door give no color problems ever again~