I have had some time to look around at my surroundings. I know that it is wrong to feel fear, or hate for another based on skin, and I was upset with
how many members have expressed themselves concerning the issue of race on ATS.
I wondered how so many hateful people would be on a site like this, white against black, Asian, against Indian, it wouldn't stop. I couldn't put my
finger on it, all I knew is that it was happening. Then I realize what similarities were in common, and this was NOT a racial thing, because you know
what to be honest, many of us, even those that may seem a bit racist aren't.
We just dont live in those times (that much) anymore. I tried to figure out, what are we over looking? What war is being implemented on a massive
scale, but quietly? One that we wouldn't think of right away. And there it was right in front of my face.
The war between the HAVE'S and HAVE NOT'S!!!!!!!!!!
Which one is prone to crime?
Which one wants what you have? Which one will do ANYTHING to get it?
You dont have to share it here, but if you had a moment to yourself, and I didn't say anything, except that those were mugshots of criminals....
would you think twice?
In a white neighborhood, if a white man is shabby, and homeless, other whites will not help him. This is also true in black neighborhoods. I have
passed about 1,000 homeless people in my lifetime in NYC, never, not once did I think about who they are, or if they really needed it.
All I thought about was that they could get their stuff together, and were probably lazy, on drugs, or alcoholics.
BTW, I am a Puerto Rican, just in case someone was concerned about my side of this thread.
I hurt. I hurt because the division is getting more and more intense. You cannot tell people to love each other, I cant hate someone if I dont know
them. I dont know your story. Where you came from, or where your going.
I am willing to see my part, and willing to say that yes, I am ready to hear about experience. Tell me your story. Maybe someone needs a hug, or a
jacket, hell... even a sandwich.
Can I really get man at someone who is homeless that wants to buy a beer? When Im not having a good day its called relaxing... when a homeless person
does it their taking advantage.
All Im saying is. Are you telling a story, listening to a story, or even being part of a story, and knowing it first hand? Did the show COPS tell you
how the prostitutes look and act?
Did CSI tell you how the perp, and their stereotypical movements and answers with of course their added hunch is always right? Shifty eyes, and a lack
Think things through, the division is deep and hurtful all the way around.