Racism  

duststormdiva 51F
7253 posts
10/10/2005 10:13 pm

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Racism

In my blog Racism at the end I stated that I hate racists. I suppose I should reword that because racism is hatred. But it is also ignorance. Both racism and ignorance I have little toleration for. I don't understand it, never have, never will.


DustStormDiva



rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
10/10/2005 10:44 pm

Genocide is the worst crime I can think of yet it occurs over and over again through out history and still continues. Maybe some humans are naturally drawn towards hatred, I don't understand it either.


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
10/10/2005 10:56 pm

saintlianna sad, isn't it?

DustStormDiva


Sizzle364
(Juan S)
52M
2642 posts
10/10/2005 11:10 pm

Very sad indeed...


jim5131 55M
1296 posts
10/10/2005 11:12 pm

I was amazed when I was in Somalia. We think of countries in terms of governments and borders, etc., but there are tribes in Africa that have a deep running hatred of each other that extend hundreds of years. Their idea is not of borders, counries and governments, but of loyalties and birthrights with one tribe or another.

In the 90s we had several wholesale annhilations of tribes after one or the other gained control (or operated in it vacuum) and the UN and USA did very little to stop. Hundreds of thousands within months. Botswana. The Sudan. Rwanda. A bloodbath.


skinstarved75 41M
6 posts
10/11/2005 12:48 am

I don't get it either but I was shocked at how I suddenly became more compatable (on the 5 star/checkbox system) with people on this site when I changed my race to "other" >_>

I kinda think the whole melting-pot concept has kinda been lost on most of this country... There are far to many ethnic enclaves for my taste. One of the things that makes me sad is how If I'm listening to news and paying attention to audio only, I cant tell what race a person is if I'm listening to eyewitness interviews from the UK but if I'm listening to the same kind of thing from the US, I almost allways can.


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
10/11/2005 6:43 am

My, what intriguing eyes you haveSizzle364. Yes, it is sad. *nods*

DustStormDiva


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
10/11/2005 6:45 am

jim5131, that is so sad. I just don't understand hatred. I do have a very very very deep dislike for my daughters father, but I don't want to see him hurt. I just don't understand hatred that runs that deep.

DustStormDiva


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
10/11/2005 6:49 am

travelingintexas, I have a friend who does not like black people and she has raised her children to dislike them as well. I have seen parents teach their children to dislike certain races, sometimes successfully, other times their children turn around and befriend a person of the race their parents dislike. More people should have the balls to stand up for what they believe in and do whatever is necessary to stop the hatred and killing.

DustStormDiva


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
10/11/2005 6:53 am

skinstarved75 that reminds me of a conversation I had with a bill collector the other day. I could tell by his voice he was African American.

I could also tell by the tone of his voice he was intrigued with my phone voice. I used that to my advantage and flirted with him for 45 minutes and he knocked the late fee off. But in the long run we also exchanged some personal information and he calls me when he isn't working. Very nice man.

My friend tells me, "Dusty, you are the only one I know who would flirt with a bill collector and get the late fee knocked off."

DustStormDiva


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