Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.

Wop. Nigger. Whitey. Spic. Kike. Gook. Wetback. Ginny. Jew. Camel Jockey. Chink. Beaner. Coon. Cracker. Polack. Kraut.

Not a stick or stone in the bunch – just names. Hurt much? What a shame it is to waste breath and thoughts and paper and time on those hateful monikers.

Racism is a learned behavior, not an inborn one. It is our job to teach our children how NOT to think this way and try to educate people who do.

Crash. See this movie. It is thought provoking, sad, funny, and all too real – more for some of us than others.

If only we could all wear an impenetrable cloak, like the little girl in the movie. Maybe it would protect us from all kinds of hurt.

We are all the same, all connected and all of one race.

The Human Race.

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