Racism: A Big Problem That Still Needs Solving
To this day, racism remains one of this planet's biggest problem, right alongside corrupt government officials, environmental problems, and crime. In the United States, youth who are minority, and even just being female, are more likely to be incarcerated for minor status offenses than boys or not of the minority. There is never any sure way to end racism once and for all, even in our country, the United States of America. But that doesn't mean we should stop trying.
To counter against racism, the message must get out that ALL men AND women, are the same on the inside, no matter what country they're from or what their inherited culture and heritage are. Men and women of different ethnic backgrounds and beliefs have proven themselves time and again, their capabilities as equals to each other. Doesn't the Olympics show how capable each and every country is in providing a competent contender of both genders, in competitions? It proves that race and gender are not factors for inferiority, nor superiority.
All around us, there is disproof of the concept that just because someone is a certain race, or a certain gender, or follow a certain belief, that person is inferior, or should be an object of hate and isolation. We have business owners, politicians and such who are different races, such as Asian, African-American, or Caucasian, all equally successful. Once, we were so very close to having our first woman president, but instead, have our first non-Caucasion president, still a first, and a plus.
And when we find ourselves making comparisons between religious beliefs or just beliefs in general, we should not just look at the differences, but at the similarities too. It's not just Christianity that feels that killing, thieving and such are wrong. Buddhism and Islam also feel that way. In any big city, London, Tokyo, Beijing, etc., murder is a crime that should be punished, by law. In those same cities of different countries, the people all have something in common, they have families, dreams, and work to make a living, making them no different from each other.
The color of a person's skin, their gender, nor their religious beliefs should be factors or scrutiny or judgement, but by what's on the inside, their actions, and individual capability. Men and women of different ethnic backgrounds have proven themselves worthy of equality, and they will continue to do so. So, if you're of a different ethnic background, or follow a different religion, just work hard and prove that you're just as capable as the next average joe.