We are proud of the things we have accomplished, of the hardships we've over come, the way we have grown wiser with age, and even our children's
These make sense to us as things we can share with others and feel that they would be proud of us too (in most cases).
But I have often wondered why so many take a massive amount of pride in something they had no choice in. When we are born, we don't choose our skin
color, sex, nationality, etc. For some reason I have noticed a lot of folks lately that seem to be so proud of being white or black that they actually
think that it makes them superior in some way over everyone else. I use black and white here due to my own personal experiences.
One would think that after decades this line of thought would have been all but extinct. However in my area it seems to be making a comeback with
I walk through Wal-Mart and hear a teen talking about his pure white race. I hear the "n" word bandied about. What? Really? Pure huh? Like the driven
snow. Give me a break. I couldn't help but relish the thought that this boy probably had no clue as to the people in his family tree. He was young
enough that all I could see were his parents passing down ignorance to yet another generation.
I have seen it from the other side as well. Someone may consider themselves lucky enough to be born one color or another. But that is just what it is.
Luck. It's not something earned or a prize won. But there are those that are ridiculously proud that on that day they came into the world one color or
I wonder which of those feeling so superior would turn down a lifesaving organ from another race because it was so inferior they couldn't stand it
residing in their above average body?
I am not speaking of being proud of a jewish, irish, native american heritage, etc. I am soley speaking of just being proud because of the color of
your skin and assuming it makes you better than every other being. There is no "pure" race. Why in this day and age are many still placing so much
emphasis on color?
I am tired of still seeing people being treated either better or worse because of color. Rise above your raising if you were taught that you were
superior or someone else was less than garbage because of their skin. None of us got to pick.
Maybe I am wrong. Maybe this isn't a social problem. Maybe everyone should be proud that they came out "superior". I don't think so. But help me
understand why it is rational to be proud of yourself for something you had no choice in and why it is ok to view every other person as inferior?
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