Thought for Today
Racism isn’t born, folks,
I have a two-year-old son.
You know what he hates?
End of list.
I have never considered myself a racist, a little prejudiced maybe, I think that is human nature, but I hate no one, nor any group.
I am reminded of an event that happened in my sixth grade class. One of my fellow students came running into the class exclaiming that there was a fight in the hallway. I had witnessed the argument, and asked, “You mean that black guy?”
My teacher, Mrs. Moore, called me a racist for making that comment. I was devastated, although I’m not really sure I knew what a racist was.
I never forgot that lesson and learned that people are judged, not only by color, but by religious and political beliefs, as well as by where they live. I have tried to accept people as they are and have often said,”I don’t give a damn who you are or where you are from, as long as you are good people.”