The Color White
It just happens to be my favorite color. It is crisp, clean, goes with almost anything, but when I look at a person, I don’t see it. In fact I don’t see any color. As I clear out my facebook of some old posts, I came across one about my daughter and purchasing a baby doll. While we were in Indy, she took a liking to one of her cousins baby dolls. So off to the store we go. The only baby doll remotely similar to the one she liked was black. Rather, it wasn’t even black, it was brown. I didn’t have a problem with her getting it. However, what did cross my mind was- if she were to have a brown baby doll, would black, african american (whatever anyone wants to be called, I’m not trying to offend anyone) cause unnecessary drama over this? The race card. Not everyone is like this. Every race has its bad eggs and good ones.
I was not raised to treat anyone different, no matter what race, status, religion, sexual preference, or anything else that may define them. Sure we all crack jokes, but I would hope it is all in good fun and no one takes it seriously. Is it so much for society to finally let go of the reigns? Remember when Obama made it in to office and there was a recording of a newscaster asking a woman if she cared that Obama’s running mate was a woman? The lady had no clue. She voted for him because he was black! And really, is he even actually black? Or even more recently, the Trayvon Martin scandal. How many follow the facts instead of the pictures of Trayvon’s alter egos? The media has beyond hyped it up. Fueling the issue of racism. Not to mention, the New Black Panther Group wrecking havoc on the psyche of white people. A must hear audio from Walton and Johnson shows just how much things are regressing. Is this even necessary? Do we thrive on hate, murder, bad politics, and scandal that has left another dead? Americans are now insulting everything that good hearted people like Martin Luther King, Jr.and Rosa Parks (among many, many others) worked for.
As if racism wasn’t enough, we have bullying. I am guilty of it. I remember sitting in 6th grade history picking on a girl named Christy, who would talk nonsense about me. At that time we didn’t have myspace or facebook. Hell, even emailing was rare. I knew when enough was enough. Now with outlets such as social media, suicide is on the uprising from bullying. I was making lunch and turned on the tv for a few minutes to catch the tail end of Ellen Degeneres. She, along with other celebrities, are bringing awareness to these issues. I support my friends that are gay/lesbian, white, black, hispanic, asian…ect., disabled and any other trademark that has bullies treating them bad.
Faces like, Taylor Swift, Hilary Clinton, Justin Timberlake, Khloe Kardashian, and many more are taking a stand. In a sea of bad, it is nice to see something worthwhile taking place. Bullying, whether it be in the form of racism, sexism, ageism…or any other “ism” that hurts another needs to end.
Will you take a stand?
Check out the link to watch the trailer for “Bully” and sign the petition to have the MPAA pass this movie as PG-13 instead of Rated-R. The target audience is getting younger and we need to start with our children, within our own homes.
Here are some helpful sources for anyone being bullied:
The Trevor Project is the leading national
organization providing crisis intervention and
suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements and social media campaigns.