Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Just A Color...
Black, white, brown, purple, green, red, blue, orange... I am not describing a pack of crayons and most importantly not a color of a persons skin... These are colors. Beautiful colors that exist in the world.
Rainbows, snow, leaves, trees, flowers, sand, stones...they all exist together in nature and yet are amazingly unique in their simplicity. When they are seen together, it is perfection.
When we can look at each other and see another human with dreams, goals, struggles, happiness, sadness, loneliness, fear, determination... Then, and only then will we have racial harmony.
How can a man that is half black and black white, decide that he is only black. We are a country of mixed races and we become even more so every day. Maybe in my children's future, they will see a world where you are not looked at and judged on what color skin you have.
Why do we need to label people? MLK fought and died for equality, not this crap that we have right now. I imagine that he is looking down at us with sadness in his eyes, wondering how his dream could have gone so wrong. He did not want separation. He wanted unity. Ironically, the country got it's first mixed president, something that should have been a milestone and turned into one of the biggest detrimental administrations in history. The sad thing was that instead of just being a president, he became a black president by the media, and whomever it deemed fortuitous to at the time.
Remember when George Bush was president or for that matter any of the previous presidents? If you disliked him, it was because of his policies, what he stood for, his integrity. Now though, if you don't agree with something Obama does, you are immediately labeled a racist.
If you would have told me that the nation would be more divided while and after having a mixed president I would have told you that you were off your rocker. (love Betty White) But that is exactly what is happening.
Just imagine if you read the newspaper (do people still do that..lol) and color was not allowed to be mentioned. Just imagine if television networks, grants, pageants, and programs didn't have black in front of them. Affirmative Action and all racial discrimination was gone. That my friends is racial equality. That was Martin Luther King's dream.