Imagine living every day in paranoia knowing that everywhere you go, everything you do is being observed and judged. Imagine walking into a clothing store and having someone watch your every movement, thinking that you’re going to steal an item, or reveal a bomb from under your clothes. Imagine being teased and disliked at school because you’re “different”. No one likes to be left out, but then, why do you judge? Why do you pass the torch of an unforgiving world? Why do you set a fire of hatred? Why do you discriminate?
Everywhere you go, everywhere you look, there is always somebody different. Many of us focus on the differences instead of the similarities of other people. What we call racial discrimination is everywhere. In general, it is a belief that a particular race is inferior or superior to others. Racial discrimination involves any act where a person is treated unfairly because of their race, color, origin, nationality, religion or belief. The first major point I have is that all people are created equal. In all holy books, it is mentioned that all people are created equal, so who are we to judge? The belief that everyone is created equally seems to not exist anymore. That’s why I am here. I am here to make you understand that racial discrimination is an immoral act.
They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but everyday people are judged just based on their skin color. The color of my skin shouldn’t play an important role in defining who I am. In today’s society, a person wants to discriminate against someone who may seem different because of their own narrow concept. We are all the same, we are not different, we are all humans. Instead of building walls to separate us, we should build bridges and just live together forever. However, to believe that racism doesn’t exist will not solve the problem. Rather, we must be prepared to challenge prejudices and stereotypes. Students are the future of any other country this is why we need to give a better education, not just in math and science. If we stop relying on hypotheses that we make about the others without even knowing them our society would be very different.
Moreover, we shouldn’t judge a person by his appearance but unfortunately, we do. I am going to give you an example: when you meet someone for the first time you make a decision about that person in 3 seconds. But what do you look at? You look at his clothes. I don’t understand this mentality, the brand of the clothes that I wear is not important. In fact, what is important is my personality, my mentality etc….
Nelson Mandela said one day, “no one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human than its opposite.”
Hey what’s the story and what’s the crack?
I am white and you are black
God made me and god made you
Respect is what we got to do
We cut our fingers, we bleed the same
Different colors and different names
To conclude, some research shows a significant increase in racial discrimination over recent years. It’s time for us to make a change. We can start by joining organizations and promoting positive relations. But there is a challenge in this for all of us. We share a common humanity, and we all have a role in respecting the right of all to enjoy it equally, with dignity and with the same opportunities to thrive.
by Sahli S.