Are you being racist with me?

Updated: Apr 14, 2021

This is a very sensitive topic and I felt the need to reflect some light upon it as it is also a very disturbing matter, seeing how people discriminate others on the basis of their skin color.

The other day I was watching a few videos on YouTube to pass my time, and I came across this one particular clip, in which, an American woman in her fifties, was walking her dog on the street, suddenly started stopping a teenage boy and threatened him to report to the police. If you are wondering why, then here's the reason. The teenage boy who was apparently African, was simply returning home from his school, and this woman decided to report him to the police even though he didn't do anything to her and was minding his own business, just because he was 'Black' in her eyes. The woman's daughter, who was recording the video, kept on telling her mom to stop since he wasn't bothering her and that it wasn't a reason to report him just because he was 'Black'.

Folks, our skin color does not decide if we are good or bad. We should never judge a person just by their outer appearance. There is a reason why the term 'Diversity' exists. Do you know what it means? It means living beings of different cultures and heritage live together in harmony without discriminating among themselves, because they accept and appreciate the flaws. Ok, so you probably might have heard of a 'Diverse nature' somewhere. Have you also heard the trees, plants, birds and animals, discriminating against each other too? No, right? Then why do we do it? We, the 'Human Beings' are said to be more smatter than mere animals right? Then why do we stoop lower than them when it comes to living peacefully in this world?

As a teen, I would like to convey this message to my readers, from my (a teen's) point of view. If you are a parent, a grandparent, a student, maybe even a teacher, or maybe someone else, please teach the youth to love everyone the way they are. Loving someone does not mean you love their appearance, or their position in society, or their status. No, loving a person means you accept them with your whole heart, no matter how many flaws they have. If you love someone, you don't love them on the basis of how much he/she earns, or how much respect he/she gains in the society, or how he/she is treated by the others. You love them for their unique existence in this world. You love them the way they are.

So listen up folks, I'm an Indian and I'm proud of it. I don't go flaunting it around the world and showing other people down. I have different colored friends around the globe and I feel blessed to have a diverse friend group. I don't make anyone feel low about who they are coz it was never their choice to be born in a particular family, caste, race, and religion. I appreciate them for their existence and I'm grateful to have crossed paths with them. They are such amazing people and are very precious to me, that I'm very scared to loose in my life. They are the missing puzzles pieces that make my reason of existence complete. I love them and will forever keep loving them till my last breath. I don't discriminate them against their skin color and I love them for who they are.

So remember, don't teach the youth to be color biased. Don't tell them to be fair or 'white' in color. It was never in the hands of the child to be born dark skinned. It depends on the region of the world you are living in, scientific reasons such as genes and the amount of sunlight received by the skin affects too. So if you don't understand science, start taking some classes before you open your big mouth to make a racist comment.

A huge example of racism is the recent event of Grammy with BTS.

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