Racism isn't a bad thing in itself
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I realize this was not the beginning of racial tensions, but I believe it to be the cross-section of our history in which blacks that are still alive today in America, rightfully can reflect back on, and still feel animosity and hatred due to their personal experiences.
We have come a long way in the last 50 years in correcting these problems. I do believe that in America, it is quite possible that racial tensions can, and most likely will eventually fade away. But in order for this to happen, we must be willing to admit that reverse discrimination is alive and well in America. Because society is bending over backwards in order to make restitution for its past sins, the hatred and bigotry remains.
Bigotry will not be resolved until we start to see the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton stand up for whites and blacks alike. when those of us who lived through the 60s are dead and gone, we will be left with a generation that has not personally experienced bigotry in so far as it is in any way accepted openly. When there is no one left who can say, "when I was young, we drank from separate water fountain's,"then perhaps we can start to mend relations between races. As long as we continue to teach our children and grandchildren to be bigots, there will be bigotry.
We should always remember and teach history, but this must be done in a way in which the next generation understands that the struggle is over. Our children must be taught that it is okay and in fact natural to be proud of your heritage and that we all have differences. But it is not okay to discriminate other races for their differences. Racism should and will always remain intact. Bigotry is what must be removed. This can only be done by openly and honestly accepting that races are different. As long as it is socially acceptable for any race to promote bigotry, bigotry will remain. Rules and laws must apply to everyone equally, or there will always be resentment. Resentment breeds bigotry.
Bigotry will never be abolished completely. But I believe it will subside to a degree that perhaps one day a white man won't be afraid to approach a black man in his neighborhood and ask for directions.
And while were on the subject, Asians are better at math because they study, not because they are Asian. In their culture they are taught early on to spend practically all of their time studying as children. If a white or black person spends as much time studying as any Asian child, they would also Excel in their knowledge.
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