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Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
How does a person not judge by appearance?
Impossible, and for the record, there's nothing wrong with judging by appearance. Judging by race doesn't make a lot of sense most of the time. But if you think a person's outward appearance doesn't reflect who they are and how they think then you're crazy. Life would be impossible without be able to make judgments based on appearances.
I have to agree with you there on that one, Liquid. I have found myself on many occasions judging a person by their looks.
Racism is an ugly thing, wish we could all some how get rid of it. Great post OP.
Originally posted by grover
When we talk about race relations problems, racists and hate mongers we need to keep in mind that their goal is division...they want (the saner or more civilized of) us to start thinking like them with stereotypes that all blacks are this way or all Hispanics are that way...all Muslims are one way or all Christians are another etc.
The reality is only the ignorant and belligerent believe such tripe.
The vast majority of the people want the same basic things...a chance in life and a safe place to raise their children.
The diversity of the human species with all its religions and arts, cultures and myths, its history both inspiring and depressing is something to be proud of and to celebrate.
It is after all not this or that peoples inheritance...its the entire species' heritage.
[edit on 8-10-2009 by grover]
Originally posted by KSPigpen
Have you ever seen family members fighting after the death of a 'loved' one...arguing over who would get WHAT and who gets to keep the painting, or the jewelry?
Plot Summary 1: What is it really like to live in Jerusalem today?
PROMISES offers touching andsurprisingly fresh insight into the Middle
East conflict when filmmaker B.Z. Goldberg returns to his hometown to
see what seven children — Palestinian and Israeli — think about war,
peace and just growing up. Living within 20 minutes of each other,
these children are nevertheless locked in separate worlds. Through
candid interviews, the film explores a legacy of distrust and bitterness,
but signs of hope emerge when some of the children dare to cross the
checkpoints to meet one another.
Plot Summary 2: Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for
three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at
the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers followed a group of
seven local childrenbetween 1995 and 1998. They all have a totally
different background.These seven children tell their own story about
growing up in Jerusalem. Through this portrait of their generation, we
see how deeprooted and almost insoluble the problems of the Middle East
have become. When the protagonists speak out in an epilogue a couple of
years later, it becomes apparent that all have lost their childlike