“From the geographic North Pole to the terrestrial South Pole
From the Sahara desert to the rain forest
From dusk to dawn
Oh melanocytes the mothers of melanin!
I present to you the killers of your offsprings!”
From the skin color discrimination now into our daily social, moral, political, economical, religious, etc lives, we are now seeing this globally unwelcomed visitor of hate and disintegration beginning to get its root firmly hooked to wherever it settles. Did you just raised an eyebrow?, please bring it down and let’s reason together. Yes, let’s ponder about this and conclude if we should give it the more space that it seeks! If we all were born equal in dignity, rights and we belong to a single specie of common stock descendants, then why the discrimination when we are all entitled to “rights”? Or don’t we feel that these rights invented us all?
What is good for the gander should also be good for the goose! I do not want to play the blame role here but to present things the way they truly are! We all know the meaning of racism. But for emphasis, according to Wikipedia, Racism can be said to describe a condition in society in which a dominant racial group benefits from the oppression of others, whether they want such benefits or not. One’s skin color can determine a whole range of variables in life particularly between the blacks and whites. We don’t need to know all the diverse definitions of racism to understand what it actually means, but rather we should learn and understand how to live right.
Some friends once narrated their experiences to me on how they fell a victim of racism and some questions erupted, thus;
- How long will racism persist?
- Can’t the laws already instituted be used against defaulters?
- Are the whites scared of being outrun by the blacks or vise versa?
- Is this as a result of religious supremacy, color differences, political positions, etc?
- why can’t we see ourselves as one? etc.
And I answered with these two quotes thus:
“Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out” Pierre Breton
“Darkness can’t drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate can’t drive out hate: only love can do that” Martin Luther Jr.
And also told them no matter how powerful we all feel we are, we are all equal. We came here by birth and will leave in death!
Let us stop believing that our differences make us superior or inferior to one another. Did you know that many things are not equal but everyone gets the same 24hours a day, 7days a week? We make time for what we truly want.
Remember the words of Pope Francis “Living together is an art. It’s a patient art, it’s a beautiful art, it’s fascinating” and don’t forget that beauty has no race!
So, Stop! Think!! Don’t discriminate! Life is a journey, it’s beautiful; so live in love!!!
…Oh melanocytes the mothers of melanin!
I present to you now the lovers of your offsprings!
Photo credit: Google images about racism.