For many, many years, I have noticed that so many people from different race, religion and sex, have been using… specially Twitter, to say what they believe in, think and or feel about others. The problem with that is, that others might not feel or see things the same way as those people do, so they end up becoming targets. The thing with me is, that I grew up in a home where my father was a light skin Dominican man and my mother was an Afro-Dominican woman with dark skin. My whole point is, that I didn’t learn about racism until my family moved to New York City. I didn’t know about African slaves, until I learned about American history. In the home that I grew up in home, only the human race existed. In other words, everyone was equal, man, women, dark skin, light skin, tall, short, fat or skinny.
The way that I look at the Twitter racist comments and rants is, that in a way, it is good that some people and or groups are showing their true colors. Why? Because we get to know who is who and how they truly feel! But we can’t stop there, because people are not born with homophobic, racist, sexist or xenophobic believes and views. I personally believe, that when we encounter a person or a group with such hate inside, we must start a two-way conversation, in order to find out why that person or group of people feel like that. It is easy to judge others without knowing the cause, but the truth of the matter is, that it is better to try to understand the why. Don’t get me wrong here! I’m no expert at anything. I’m just saying, that we have to get to the root of the problem, in order to fix it. By attacking those individuals or group of people, we are not fixing anything. We have to get past that and learn from each other.
With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!