Is Racism A Double-Edged Sword?
I saw a video this morning that was begging to have the question is racism double-edged sword answered? Living a life of Spirituality through the spirit of a child's eyes is not always saying the things you think people want to hear, nor is it always avoiding the tough subjects.
The video I watch was from D.C involving the police and a group of people not taking the presence of police very well. Naturally, there was a fairly loud confrontation. In the midst of all this, there were African Americans calling other African American Police and others the (N) word.
Please take note that I did not use the word but why? While hearing all this I'm thinking isn't that one of the words on an ever-growing list we are not supposed to use? I mean aren't we taking down statues, murals and basically ignoring history to sidestep that word and the horrible cogitations it brings? Yet right out in broad open daylight without any shame what so ever you could hear and see African Americans using this word as if it was just another word. If a word is not acceptable for one it's not acceptable for any, regardless of color. If it allows for some and not others it makes Racism a double-edged sword. It just cuts better for some than it does others. There are people being fired and berated and shamed for using the (N) word even if it's decades ago and yet it's being yelled on the streets of DC and no one says anything because it's being yelled by a certain race of people. Isn't that reversed racism?
It's time we dropped anything concerning color as a determining factor, we need to see each other just as human beings and not a color, country or religion. Look at your world with a child-like spirit where all are the same regardless.
Bless you and all the lives you touch,