Racism: Burdens of A Multi-Cultural WorldThe sizzling streams of sunlight were just beautifully glimmering downon the crisp green school yard. Such a wonderful day that was. Nothing couldhave ruined it. Little Jimmy, since it was such a wonderful day decided to go tothe corner store and buy himself a little treat.
As little Jimmy started walkingover to the store, clouds flocked over the dazzling sun and the sudden pitchdark meant no trouble. On the other side of the road were three white boys fromJimmy’s same school. Upon recognizing Jimmy, the boys ran over the street towhere he was. “Hey Negro, what’s up?”, one of the white Boy said.
“Did your mamma pack you enough to eat to-day?”, another hooted. “Just leave me alone. “, Little Jimmy said”Oh no, Jimmy’s really getting pist off!?”, the first boy retaliated. “Just shove off and let me be,” Jimmy answered.Order now
It is like this everyday, everywhere, and everytime, people sufferdiscrimination. All because they have differences amongst each other. Differentbeliefs, different cultures, different skin colour, all of these act likebuilding blocks to help construct what we know as Racism. Racism has become one of the many burdens amongst multi-cultural worldslike Canada and the States.
Racism is a part of each and every one of us. Nodoubt, we are all racist, but this the term racism has been used too loosely. Racism has been mutated to such an extent that it could be a reason for war, asymbol of terrorism, and even an excuse for neglecting. Is that all there is toit? No, actually it is just the beginning.
Racism is just like warfare in whichthere is no shelter and nobody is neutral. Nobody is exempt from this demon. He has haunted us with a bitter curse. On one occasion I remember, nobody would play with me at school. I would walkaround by myself and ask people if we could play together.
Everywhere that Iwent, like the process of induction, everyone would avoid me. Like two inductedpoles with the same polarity, they would just shimmer off into the distance andcontinue to do whatever they’re doing. Because of racial differences, theyneglect me. People are afraid of the unknown, and it is this difference amongstpeople that spread rumors and distrust amongst people.
Corrupting our thoughtsand reasons, we get accustomed to thinking differences are omens. Amongstsmaller kids, there is no difficulty in getting them to all play together. Therethoughts are not totally corrupted as others. Probably the demon has no time tobother with smaller children. As children start to grow up, their knowledge of the world increases inastronomical figures.
They start to mature and realize the barbarous aspects oflife. When this knowledge reaches to a certain point, the demon like racismcomes after them. The child begins to understand the term racism and isencouraged to use it in part of there everyday speech. Then when one walksaround the school ground, you wouldn’t see children from different ethnic groupsplaying together. They have become insoluble to each other and will never thenmix again. Interaction between each other thus terminates.
Nobody benefits fromthis kind of behavior except for the demon that haunts us. Racism, like thedemonic figure it has imposed on us is the reason for distrust, disloyal, anddiscrimination amongst each and every one of us.