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Originally posted by lpowell0627
you don't hear about all of the happy mixed groups of people capable of having a great time without ever once thinking about whether or not the person across from you is gay or wondering why there's a black guy talking to a white woman. We don't wonder, because we don't care.
The media will play up every instance of a situation that even remotely resembles prejudice -- for example, a fight between a white guy and a black guy. The media doesn't know it was racially motivated, but they are quick to assume it could be.
Instead, I would argue that men fight sometimes. And in the interest of equality, if a white guy wants to punch a black because he said / did something that offended him -- then punch him....just as you would if it was a white guy. Now of course I am not advocating violence, but I am sure you can see my point.
Does this mean that prejudice has been completely eradicated? No. Of course prejudice exists in the world. So does every nasty, vile belief. It exists somewhere. You will never be able to completely erase prejudice from the entire world. (unfortunately)
Now, if we could get past the fear of prejudice's existence I think we would be better off. Instead, I believe we are beginning to over-compensate and in doing so alienating yet another group of people. The group of course varies depending on where one is in the world.
All of this PC-correctness has made us into a society afraid to discuss our differences, which often leads to understanding and then later embracing and respecting them, for fear of being labeled.
To say we are not all different is a lie. To say it doesn't matter should be the ultimate goal in my opinion.