Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Not The Same Race? So What?!

Race - it's what we're born into, and we pretty much have nothing to do with being born that way. It doesn't make you better or worse than anybody else.

While the specter of racism is not really something that we expect to go away soon, physically hurting somebody else with the "reason" that he/she does not belong is something that is NOT acceptable at all. Let me share to you the incident that the daughter of an internet buddy experienced in her school bus, of all places!

I share the mother's pain. It is so scary for parents to realize that there are a lot of things that we cannot protect our children from. I salute the mother for taking the first step towards making people aware of the evil that arises out of racism.

I hope her daughter will get over this incident with no lingering trauma but with a life lesson that sometimes, life isn't fair but we do need to stand up for who we are and not let others put us down.

For those boys who think that it's "cool" to taunt, to jeer, and ultimately, to physically hurt somebody else just because she is not "one of you"...I hope you get what you deserve. I grieve for your parents. If I were your parents, I would be ashamed of kids like you.