I’ve had the urge to talk about this for a while now, but instead I fell prey to the very thing that has bothered me for so long.
In America we have many different groups who like to stand out and show pride in who they are. All the groups that I am about to list are encouraged to stand out and to be proud of who they are and there is not a single group on this list that you could not find a scholarship for.
- Gays and Lesbians
- African Americans
- Native Americans
Now that is just a very short list of many, many different groups who receive special treatment from the government. If anyone from that list were to stand out and say, “I am proud of who I am,” or more specifically, “I am proud to be black,” or, “I am proud to be a transgendered African American lesbian who was raised by my gay Native American and Asian fathers and was born in Mexico.” Now I know that that is sort of extreme but the fact remains that being proud of who you are is fully encouraged nowadays, unless you’re white.
The other day I was with a group of friends and we were talking about different things and ethnicity came into the discussion and I happened to state that I was proud to be white. As soon as I said that someone blurted out, “That’s racist.” That response made me furious. Not at the person, but at the mentality behind it. Why is everyone else aloud to be proud of who there are except for the white man? It’s like when a white person says they’re proud to be white all the other side hears is, “Power to the white man. Kill all the niggers.” And sure, there are white men like that, but there are also racist black men. To say that white people have the same racist thoughts is not only totally incorrect, but extremely offensive as well.
I believe that all men (and women) are created equally. I believe that every man, woman and child should have equal rights. Whether you’re gay, black, Mexican or white; equal rights for everyone means everyone. It’s not fair that the white man is ostracized, and for what? Slavery? Give me a break. Yes, I agree slavery was wrong, but I will not apologize for it. I won’t be sorry for something I did not do.
In Genesis 1:27 is says that God created man and woman in His own image. It doesn’t say He created the white man in His image. It doesn’t say He created the black man in His image. It says man. All men are created equally in God’s own image. When Jesus was asked what the most important commandment of all was He said to love God with all that you are. And the second was to love your neighbor as yourself. We need to put aside everything and start living our lives with an outward sign of love and compassion for others. It’s truly amazing how much hatred people show towards each other, especially over racial matters.
Anyway people, go in love and peace. Thanks for reading.