In light of recent events, and everyday life in general, I imagine that as a society we are all raced out. At least as it pertains to racism. We’re tired of seeing it, tired of talking about it.
Or, are we…
As I get older, and I learn a bit more about the society in which we inhabit, I realize quite an ugly truth. Being, that people aren’t necessarily tired of the act of racism, they’re just tired of talking about it. And to a certain extent, one could very well understand why. We see it everyday. Nonetheless, neither society’s mental fatigue or attempts to sweep acts of bigotry under the rug is acceptable.
Why are we like this? Why do we detest entire groups of people that we have never even met?
Owing to the fact that I’m an individual who maintains scores of relationships with individuals of all cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds, this is an issue that I passionately take to heart. It is my fundamental belief that there is no justification for such an irrational way of thinking in our present society. At the end of the day, every individual is just that, an individual. And unless one simply elects to be a shitball human being, it is our responsibility to approach every potential interpersonal relationship as such.