Most of you know I have lived in Fort Collins, CO for the past six years, and I have to admit it was a culture shock for me when we moved. We lived in an upscale neighborhood with multiple ethnicities represented on our street. Our next-door neighbors were Mexican and could barely speak English, and our best friends were from Denmark. We also had friends who were Middle Eastern and were practicing Muslims. The best thing that happened to me personally through this experience was I became a much less judgmental person. How I was raised in the south began to fade. People are people. It was like a breath of fresh air God injected into my spirit.
Since I have been home, I have been at Wal-Mart and feared for my life because of the color of my skin, and I have also been at a basketball game where I listened to the most racial bullshit ever from an elderly white man watching a basketball game where young black men were playing for a private school team. It was disgusting. I have realized a lot about myself during these moments of racial tension.
You see, I realized I am a RACIST!
I hate this about myself, and I hate this about my home state, and before you climb up on your high horse and beat your chest about not being a racist, you need to realize you are too. White, Black, Spanish or Smurf blue; we are all racist.
I don’t care what color your skin is, or what ethnicity you claim. You are a damn racist. Our life experiences and beliefs about other races where shaped long before we knew we could have an opinion. We all love to breed hate, and the media these days is the fuel. Quit watching that crap. Let the flag go, I am much more pissed about Colonel Reb than the damn flag. It is only going to get worse if we keep fighting what makes sense to make peace.
Black people quit listening to Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan; they are hate mongers. White people quit listening to every damn story on Fox News, they are racist as well. All people need to realize that the media makes money when they spread hate.
The key to freedom is self-awareness, and self-awareness is the only way to defeat racism. I am a racist! I am working on it.
Are you a racist?