No one likes to talk about the perverse sides of human beings. All of us have weaknesses, but some of us have ugly sides called bigotry, racism and prejudice.
People that want to pretend that we live in a kind of utopian society are on denial or just plain blind and deaf, metaphorically speaking.
Here in Sanford, Florida, there was a murder that occurred recently and I am sure that if this boy, Treyvon Martin wouldn’t have been an African-American, he would still be alive today.
How do I know that? Because I have lived through racism, bigotry, and prejudice. Sometimes the feeling is so strong you can almost touch it. I don’t have to even open my mouth, and an assumption that I am stupid or below average intelligence is immediately made. Because…I am of Hispanic origin.
Treyvon Martin did not have a chance with this mentally sick person that deprived him of enjoying one of our rights as a human being. Life.
I cannot imagine how his mother is feeling at this moment. That must be an unbearable pain that will be with her for as long as she lives.
I am going to close this thought with the following:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Not anymore for Treyvon Martin.
So…it was today…a day to remember a young life that was not given an opportunity to accomplish what the future was holding for him, because someone denied him of this right because the color of his skin.
May the Lord have mercy on us all. Yesterday was Treyvon, and that makes me ponder on who the self-or government-appointed vigilantes are going to come after next.
5 thoughts on “Racism, Bigotry and Prejudice…Alive and present…”
In America, we are considered innocent until proven guilty. Zimmerman has been tried in the newspapers, not in a court of law. If guilty, he should rot in hell, if innocent, he should not. We shouldn’t decide until the facts are in.
Here we go again with this kind of vomitous incident. If I’m this uncommonly sickened, I can’t imagine how his mother must be feeling either. I wish everyone really was considered innocent until proven guilty.
He might well be guilty, but this rush to judgement is wrong. Are you aware that he is Hispanic and speaks Spanish, that he had a bloody nose, that he had a bloody gash on the back of his head, that there was grass all over the back of his clothes. These facts may not make any difference, but he should not be tried in the press. This needs to be investigated by the professionals and if guilty, he needs the needle. We should not allow the media to make up our minds for us. They got OJ off of a murder. I can do my part by considering people innocent until proven guilty and pointing it out to those that don’t. This is the only dog in this fight. Personally I don’t like HOA’s or neighborhood watch, but I don’t like media telling only part of the story. I have been the victim of it in Mount Dora. I feel compelled to point it out when I see it.
As a Hispanic myself, I want to make clear that we are not exempt from being prejudists, bigots or racists. I have stated the way I feel, as I have allowed you to state yours. Thank you.
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