It just burns me up!!!!
I was reading a book, Ya-Yas In Bloom by Rebecca Wells, and there is a chapter in there about this self righteous mother. Well she is run off the road by these two young black men-according to her. Of course the police lock them up and let her just go free. No real investigation. All this after they get her to the hospital. Just ridiculous. I had to put the book down and collect myself.
When I was little my favorite uncle said the "N" word. I didn't speak to him for a long time after that. He never said it around me again. I also don't think it should be used by black people referring to each other either. It is so demeaning. For me it is the same as calling a white person, "white trash." But for me it is far worse.
But you know the cookie crumbles both ways! Black people are just as racist against white people for being white or lighter skinned colored people. That's not right either. A very good friend of mine who is light skin once told me that darker skinned colored people treat her awful sometimes- when they don't even know her!!! How absurd is that! One time while shopping with her daughter who was so light she looked Caucasian was harassed by some darker skinned girls. What's up with that?
I just don't understand why we are going through all of this STILL today. I do know that some prominent people, ie. Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson, like to add fuel to the fire. For instance the Imus catastrophe. (Understand I have never liked him and very much disliked his show.) Yes, what he said was very wrong, and he should have apologized to those young girls. ut But so should a lot of people to a lot of others.
Someone once asked me if I thought the problems in Iraq would ever be resolved. My answer was, "No." How can we ever think that we can help them fix their problems when we ourselves cannot forgive, forget, and move on?
Why can we not love each other, without double standards, even though we were created with different opinions, skin, religions, etc?
I tell you today, I love you even if we don't see eye to eye on everything.