PREJUDICE FOLK...WHO MADE YOU THE AUTHORITY?

by DEE


Prejudice is a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. If this is true, why are we guilty when it comes to respecting other human beings from different races and nationalities. Especially black folks, we have been the victims of prejudice for centuries and now some of us have the audacity to be prejudice against others. Even more ridiculous these prejudices are based on what somebody else said. Very few of us have ventured out into the world so we let the media and gossip form our opinions. For some reason we are quick to believe anything that is negative about a people is gospel. We are closed minded which causes us to be borderline ignorant. We fail to understand that the world we live in today is global and if you aren't careful, you will be left on the sideline with your prejudices and a begging cup.

As an oppressed people, we should be the first to welcome an opportunity to learn and grow with different cultures. The more exposure you have, the more likely you will be a better citizen of the world and your scope will range farther than your little hood.

In my younger years I was prejudice, but I have learned not to judge an entire people for the evil acts committed by a few. I welcome diversity because it has made me aware of the world and not just my immediate surroundings.

If you don't believe the world is global, next time you are in a restaurant or a hotel, look at the menu and see how many languages are on it.

Remember, we are all people with the same feelings and attitudes. Our physical features, languages and customs may be different, but our spirits are the same...we are all "human beings". When you know better, you do better. Take the blinders off and embrace the world!

Love and Peace

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