Racism4 Essay

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Racism and Hatred Racism has become one of the many burdens amongst multi-cultural worlds
like the United States. Different beliefs, different cultures, different skin color, all
of these act like building blocks to help construct what we know as Racism. Racism is a
part of each and every one of us. No doubt, we are all racist, but the term racism has
been used too loosely. Racism has been mutated to such an extent that it could be a reason
for war or rioting, a symbol of terrorism, and even an excuse for neglecting. Is that all
there is to it? No, actually it is just the beginning. Racism is just like warfare in
which there is no shelter and nobody is neutral. Nobody is exempt from this demon. He has
haunted us with a bitter curse. The problem with racism is that many people don't think it
is. People are afraid of the unknown, and it is this difference amongst people that spread
rumors and distrust amongst people. Corrupting our thoughts and reasons, we get accustomed
to thinking differences are omens. Amongst smaller kids, there is no difficulty in getting
them to all play together. Their thoughts are not totally corrupted as others. Probably
the demon has no time to bother with smaller children. As children start to grow up, their
knowledge of the world increases in astronomical figures. They start to mature and realize
the barbarous aspects of life. When this knowledge reaches to a certain point, the demon
like racism comes after them. The child begins to understand the term racism and is
encouraged to use it in part of their everyday speech. Then when one walks around the
school ground, you wouldn't see children from different ethnic groups playing together.
They have become insoluble to each other and will never then mix again. Interaction
between each other thus terminates. Nobody benefits from this kind of behavior except for
the demon that haunts us. Racism, like the demonic figure it has imposed on us is the
reason for distrust, disloyal, and discrimination amongst each and every one of us. I am
from a very small town with a population less than 1000 people. Kellyville fits the
general idea of all small towns in Oklahoma, a church on every corner and a small café
where everyone eats on Sundays. One might think that it is a very peaceful and friendly
place to live, but that would be wrong. While everyone claims to be friendly devought
Christians, most are very judgmental and close-minded. I won't try to say that I am always
open-minded, but I do consider different views and opinion on issues. Whereas the people
of Kellyville are very quick to judge others. Most of the people who live in Kellyville
had parents who went to Kellyville and have never been out of the state of Oklahoma. I
think that this is the main reason why this town has such a problem with outsiders or
people who are different than they are. In my high school, we had one black student in the
entire school, Antonio. I won't say that he was treated horrible by the other students,
but he wasn't treated quite equal either. Antonio was very popular, participated in many
sports and various clubs, but as far as I know he has never had a girlfriend or gone on a
date. I was in a different grade than Antonio, so I don't know if his fellow classmates
are prejudice themselves or if they are just afraid of what their family or friends would
think of them if they were to engage in an interracial relationship. What I do know is
that his classmates are influenced heavily by others in the community who constantly refer
to Antonio as "the black boy on the team." Constantly hearing this causes children, who
are not yet prejudice, to see him as different also, purposely or not. This is one of the
many different types of racism that exist in our community. There has yet to be an open
homosexual person living in the town of Kellyville, but when this happens I feel very
sorry for the person who is going to be put through all of the anguish of being different.
Many people do not support the idea of legal and social recognition of unions between
people of the same gender. The most vocal of these opponents are conservative Christians,
basically the entire population of Kellyville. Conservative Christians claim that their
opposition to homosexuality and to homosexual marriages is rooted in the Bible. But do we
not have freedom of religion in this country? Even the attitudes of Conservative
Christians cannot explain the strong opposition of homosexuality that exists in society.
The only logical explanation is that most heterosexual Americans feel that their way of
life is being threatened by the idea of state-sanctioned homosexual relationships. I can
see why Conservative Christians disagree with homosexual unions. But I cannot see why the
government opposes same sex unions. If two consenting adults want to spend the rest of
their lives together and devote themselves to each other, who are we to say that they
can't? These are just some of the issues that create hatred in our society. The effects of
the way society is treating these minorities are disastrous. Black children grow up
thinking that they are inferior to whites because of their skin color, or black children
can grow up blaming society for their sufferings. Homosexuals grow up ashamed of their
sexuality and trying to become something that they aren't. The idea of not living your
life the way you want to because others don't approve sickens me. "According to the
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