Posted By: Sheri (Prah2Hostel@#211EnglishBd) on 'English' Title: Racism Date: Mon May 3 03:22:32 1999 It never ceases to amaze me that people feel they have to be better or feel better than anyone else. Our blood is the same colour and born without clothes. All just as vulnerable as the next in our journey through life. Perhaps the confusion lays in the word compete. Is it competing against our own self esteem or against another's self esteem that moves us to think we are better than another? Why do we feel the need to compete with our self esteem? Is it bred into humanity? It is a fluke of nature? Did God want us to discover our own self worth by measuring it against someone else? I question if it's truly the colour of the skin, how we live (ie other cultures, and sub cultures in our socieity, example being gypsies in CR/blacks in ours.) What makes us measure the colour of our skin when in fact many of us would pay much money just to get the same tan some were born with? Have we become a "skin deep" world? What the hell does the colour of someone's skin have to do with a computer whiz that fixes my computer, paints my house, serves the food, does the lawn? Is their skin colour going to make them a better whiz, painter, host, or gardener? I have to also question where those that think they are better get that feeling if there is something missing in their own lives? What void do they have they can justify by demeaning/belittling/talking down about another? Is it truly a question of race or the easy obvious targets? Would it matter the skin colour, the nationality, their religious belief? If there is a void any reason will do.
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