“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
It was 23rd of August 1963 that Martin Luther King Jnr shared “his dream”… yet 49 years on, his dream is not reality.
What doesn’t make sense to me is that one human being considers themself more “worthy” or “valued” than another. I do not understand how these people think it’s ok, let alone RIGHT. Such blatant discrimination breaks my heart.
Physical beauty will always be skin deep but true value lies within. The human heart is capable of such great love so why do we choose to hate?
A quick example of what we humans are capable of:
The Trayvon Martin debate continues (afro american teenager killed debatabely for being black/looking questionable) and only a few hours ago the Brisbane Times run a story on Mark Watts. Mr Watts, CEO and founder of Whitelion is capable of being a leader in the business world but dedicated his working life to helping young Australian teenagers in need.
On one hand senseless brutality on the other a man dedicated to care.
Through the 50’s and 60’s racism was thriving. There were separate entrances, bathrooms and restaurants. The white avoided touch in fear of disease and the black took this as acceptable, I believe because they knew no different. These days we live together in what some describe as harmony but it is far from harmonious.
The 2011, London riots and the 2005, Cronulla riots. The first triggered by a police shooting but both truely caused by racial relations.
I will never pretend that beating racism is easy. It’ll be hard but the answer is clear…LOVE!
Love conquers all, love doesn’t judge, love doesn’t discriminate, love goes hand in hand with justice and love is the opposite of hate.
So, you think it’s easy. Love more, hate less, everyone’s happy… If this is true for you, I’ve succeeded.
Act in love and when you see hate, love more