So the other day, a comment was made about a friend of mine. The comment was: "She has a baby that is half black. Can you believe that ?"
This honestly shocked me. Are we living in the 50's? What kind of segregated society does this person think she is living in? How could a beautiful little girl be spoken about like that? Is nothing in this world taboo?
I know their are people in this world that still have...well..let's call them "racial issues." I just didn't know that someone would be so brazen as to speak this word vomit out loud! Especially about a child! Especially in front of this child's mother!
I have never understood racism. It makes absolutely no sense to me. Why would I judge someone by the color of their skin, any more than I would judge them for their name? Or where they were born?
I am not one that agrees with judging of any kind, but if you were to judge, wouldn't it make sense to judge someone by what they do and not the color of their skin? How does it make sense to judge someone for something that they did not choose? No one chooses their skin tone. If I am going to be judged, I want it to be my actions, not my appearance.
Who cares if this baby is half black? Or half orange for that matter. Honestly, when my first daughter was born, she had pink skin, red patches on the back of her head and a large purple birthmark on her arm. Doesn’t that make her colored?
So, to the person rude enough to make this comment:
SHAME ON YOU! You are the reason that there is war, murder, abortion, self-mutilation, gangs and suicide in this world. Say it with me: t-o-l-e-r-a-n-c-e.
Or in the very least: s-h-u-t-u-p!