What's acceptable?  

rm_klonoa3 29F
14 posts
11/28/2005 12:26 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

What's acceptable?

I think race is always on people's minds and so long as there are different races, people will segregate based on them. People flock to those they are similar to and are apprehensive of those different than themselves. This doesn't hold just for race. Stupid people flock together. Smart people come together. Sad people, obnoxious people, tall people, skinny people, white people, yellow people. What pisses me off is that people seem to think there is good racism and bad racism. Racism is racism. Whether you hate the guy that is not your skin color or you're proud of your own, you're a racist either way.

What people need to decide is whether it's acceptable or not to judge someone--either positively or negatively--based on their race. If it is, then we should all be free to hold our asian pride celebrations, our NAACPs, and our KKK meetings. If it's not, then we should stop both honoring and vituperating race altogether.

I prefer the latter. Personally, think nationalism and shadism need to explode right along with racism. Call me crazy but I've always thought the idea of civil equality meant everyone's equal at face value. Your abilities decide where you are placed in society. Not your heritage.

rm_BJ44S 47M
6 posts
11/28/2005 5:59 am

I agree (partially) with you, Klonoa3.

People really should be appreciated for their effort, competence and merit.

Being "half" (Portuguese/Japanese descendant) and having dual citizenship (born and raised in Brazil, living in Japan), I understand exactly what you mean.

However, I must say that, nowadays with globalization, in most of the cases, the best ones have been recognized, no matter their nationality or ancestry.

There will always be shortsighted and narrowminded people everywhere, particularly in the countryside, far from the big cities.
So, the talented people should go to the places where their talent is recognized, like it somehow has always been.

I think the traditionalists should have the right to keep their ancestors practices and customs, but in a friendly and healthy way, without racism and intolerance, living in harmony with the other people.

rm_klonoa3 29F

11/28/2005 12:49 pm

These talented people should go where they are needed most. I think Canada will be very welcoming towards Americans who are tempted to cross the border, especially educated and/or talented people. There has always been talk about the "brain drain" between the two nations, meaning many of our educated people have moved to the United States tempted by the allure of higher-paying jobs. So yes, come to Canada, universal healthcare, chilly winters, and high-taxation... but it's worth it!

valkone2004 61M

1/6/2006 10:18 am

I have to say I agree with you for the most part...being American. My mom was canadian (french) but I think both countries have their allure. Unfortunately in the US, it seems its not longer appropriate to judge people on their talent, hard work, or meir. It seems its more appropriate to give different heritages more of a say, more "rights"....and then not make them accountable for their actions...

first time to your blog...very mature, very articulate...thanks!

1023 posts
1/9/2006 7:16 am

I work with kids that live in a ghetto evironment. While we joke around often, for I am very white (except for the freckles), my number one punchline that I always try to convey to them is "aren't we all cousins on a grand scale?" It has sunk into some of the hardest types there for I guess I reach out to make a connection most with them, in hopes that they'll strive to make better choices and there by leaving to more options open for their future.

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