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Is Our World Becoming More Accepting?
It's no secret that the world has had a long and nasty history of discriminating against others simply because they looked a certain way, believed a certain ideal or religion, or were a part of a particular race or lifestyle. Throughout the years, there have been vicious and brutal hate crimes on minorities and homosexuals and even conflicts that stemmed into world wide events. There have been inhuman organizations formed in honor of discrimination and hate such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazi Regime, yet no matter how much society tries to punish people involved in such affairs, such people continue to thrive in our world.
In the present day, our society seems to be much more accepting of others, but discrimination will never truly go away. We will still have hatred and anger wasted on others who simply wish to live their lives the way they want to, but it seems that each generation is gradually becoming much more accepting of others' race, religion, and orientation. People of all races are now being treated much more equally and gay marriage has been approved in several states with President Obama voicing his approval of gay rights and marriage. It's not perfect everywhere in the world of course, but it is getting better in my opinion.
This trend seems to be an artifact of the fact that these issues are not being hidden away anymore and that topics such as homosexuality are no longer new to the world. People seem to hate and discriminate against aspects in life that are not part of social "norms", but once they are around long enough, they become much more assimilated into what those norms are.
I find this turn of events great and hope that this trend continues so that our world becomes more accepting with each passing year. It is incredibly disturbing that others have to go through horror at times just because they are from a particular race, culture, religion, or orientation. They are doing nothing to hurt anybody or anything and want what everyone wants; a happy and fulfilled life.
What right does anyone else have to waste so much hatred and anger on such trivial reasons. Everyone has the right to be happy, to be treated equally, to get equal rights and opportunities, and be with the person they truly love. Hopefully, our world and society will allow everyone to have equal rights fully one day, but it does appear we are heading in the right direction.
However, as I stated before, there will always be others who will discriminate and others who will go to the extremes and commit hate crimes. It's a sad and unfortunate fact, but there will still be victims of such foul acts, but hopefully that will decrease greatly over the years.
That's my basic opinion overall; I believe society is steadily becoming more accepting of others and their beliefs and lifestyles, but perhaps others think differently. So what do you think? Is our world becoming more accepting? Just something to think about because it is a fascinating question. Take care guys and enjoy the weekend.