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Can We Just Accept Everyone

Updated on July 2, 2015

We all Deserve Equality

It's been time for more of us to start to speak out on it... but why is is that Blacks are still so looked down on? I can't stand it! I mean it really bothers me. Especially because of the fact that I know so many Blacks doing great things and that have big dreams and goals for themselves. Why is it that just because of the color and pigment of our skin we are treated differently and made uncomfortable?

I was catching up with one of my childhood friends and he was just telling me about how he lives in Bloomington, Illinois and that although it is better in a sense that he doesn't have to worry about violence and all other things that come with living in the hood but he was saying how racist and intimidated Caucasian people are by us and how it really effects his mental.

While listening to him, it really hurt me to hear that just because of our skin tone, you have to give him poor service at any restaurant he chooses to dine in at, or look at him funny while he's walking down the street! Like what?! This is insane! Look at the bigger picture!

What astonishes me the most is how everyone is so gun hold crazy about the legalization of homosexuality rights when we can't even love one another just off the color of our skin! Come on now! I don't care about someones sexuality. But y'all mad over two men/women being able to love and be with one another but are discriminating against someones race which they have no complete control over?! is that okay??? OH NO!

What must we do to change this in our society? How long must we fight for equality? It really bothers me that the white man runs this world but we are the ones contributing so much talent and success to their triumphs.

If you look at the music industry, the white man runs that. So while the black man/woman might be the greatest and delivering impeccable talent they are the ones getting paid the least and last. Or how about the NFL, NBA, etc and how so many black males are bringing so much attention and revenue to these industries but are not receiving the compensation they deserve or the respect that is due for their talents and handwork?!

Can we please start voicing our opinions and standing up for ourselves. Can we please just be treated equally by the white man? Let's stop burying the truth just to save feelings and cover up how we truly feel. I know I can't be the only one who feels this way.

All I'm saying is if we're going to accept someones sexuality, can we please accept someones race too? Stop judging others off of things they cannot change. Ultimately, these are spirits we are fighting so we have to know that it's not the people but I feel as if it is something in them spiritually because this has been going on since the beginning of time. We have to unite, support other black businesses. Do your part. Stop beating down your own people. Support and uplift one another.

As always, I hope this helps someone and I really want us to take a deeper look at what is going on and how we can help society better itself as a whole. It is so easy to notice and name all the negative things that is going on but I want us to start speaking on the things we can do to create a positive change. Don't be afraid to do things that you think will better yourself and your community. Be the change you want to see! Create programs, groups, speak out! Whatever it takes, don't ever settle for less when we deserve way more. Remember you are beautiful and God loves you!

Sincerely,

Tierra Navia

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      Sha'ron daniel 22 months ago

      Great work

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      Ijeoma Peter 22 months ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      Tierra, you spoke the mind of many voiceless people out there.

      Anybody who discriminate is suffering from ignorant. And those are the people who doesn't even love themselves.

      The creator diversified our race, skin colour etc, so that we can learn to love and tolerate one another.

      I love every race and colour and I love my race, I cannot change it even if I can.

      The fight against discrimination will continue. Your colour does not make you superior nor does it make you less of a person.

      When you are being maltreated because of your colour just remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by God, you are beautiful just the way you are!

      Peace! - Benny.

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      dashingscorpio 22 months ago

      Unfortunately some people will never look beyond a person's color.

      President Obama has college degrees from Columbia and Harvard. He was elected to the U.S. Senate and elected twice as the U.S. President and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and there are lots of folks who refer to him as "The N-word".

      In the eyes and heart of a pure racist there is no amount of education, wealth, fame, or accomplishments that will ever allow them to see a person of color as being anything close to "equal" to them.

      In fact they're likely to be angered or feel the world has suddenly turned upside down. The young shooter at the church in South Carolina stated he felt like black were taking over the world. Black people make up less than 13% of the U.S. population!

      Some people are very upset with marriage equality laws. Gays and lesbians make up less than 4% of the nation!

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      realtalk247 22 months ago

      Well said Tierra! I loved it when you said "Stop judging others off of things they cannot change. Ultimately, these are spirits we are fighting so we have to know that it's not the people.....We have to unite, support other black businesses. Do your part. Support and uplift one another."

      Love what you said. We do need to do better as a society. The United States is a great nation but it's so color focused it's sad from laws implemented differently to comfortably killing people on sight that do not look like you. People sit in church and then treat people differently when interacting with others. Sad.

      It's about the content of someone's character. I too get upset when the stereotypes are projected when someone doesn't even fit perception. I can think of receiving food after other people are served that came after me. Places so racist, in the south, that my name didn't sound ethnic therefore the host was confused when I answered to my name to be seated. I wondered why is he acting confused until my friend pointed out the host's confusion when gathering my party for seating. The restaurant host was seating all the African American people with African American servers, all Caucasian's with Caucasian's. Is this America?

      What's sad is even when you don't fit the negative stereotypes people still are conditioned to "see you" only one way. Serve you last no matter how nice you are. Talk to you using "ghetto speech" although you have presented yourself with intelligence and class. What's even worse is a group of people conditioned to hate themselves so they treat their own people like garbage and "kiss up" to everyone else. It's so sad. So is going to a museum, trying Korean bbq, eating Sushi, or anything that does not fit the stereotype by the powers that be because you will be treated coldly and made aware that you have violated the norms and must be punished by ostracism.

      God has given us all a life and purpose for the time we are here and it's sad to see that people aren't able to look past color and champion a society that is about equal opportunity and rights for all without bias.

      It's the person's heart that matters most when engaging with people. Life is too short to be caught up in foolishness.

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