Friday, July 9, 2010

Human, not Racial, Profiling

When our nation elected a so-called “black” president, I thought it would be a giant step toward unifying the races. After all, technically, President Obama is mulatto—half black as well as half white. Surely he would fairly represent all the races.

Perhaps he does or tries to, but this has not trickled down to the media. They still write about “the white vote,” “Latinos losing confidence in the president,” “reverse discrimination,” “racial profiling,” and our president as being “black.”

Why can’t we all just be “Americans”? And view people from other countries as “fellow-humans!” And fellow-humans who live in America without proper documentation as law-breakers who deserve to be caught and prosecuted! Does this make sense to anyone but me?

I work with people from several ethnic and religious backgrounds and from different sexual preferences. I consider myself a friend to each of them, and we all work together for the good of the company.

Being friends, and working for the good of America. Is that too much to ask? I guess it’s just too black and white.

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