Sunday, 26 May 2013

Dear Racist




Dear Racist,                                                                                                                
I am writing to change your views on racism. Racism has a huge effect on all people, no matter what skin color they have. Racism has existed for many centuries in the form of killing, slavery, human trafficking and discrimination in many parts of the world, by one race against another. All I want from you is to change your view towards people regardless of their color. Racism has only caused hatred and violence in our society.
 
There is a history of racism that began with slavery in Africa. Slavery was trafficking human beings. People were killed, such as the Africans by the Europeans. Slavery was a huge part of racism. West Africans were sold as slaves in America from the beginning of the 17th century. In the 1900's in the US, black people weren't allowed to use the same transportation or restaurants or any public place which was used by whites. Racial slurs still occurred against Barack Obama in the US elections.
People don’t have the same rights, which I believe is wrong. In 2009 a group of commonwealth MP’s cancelled a trip in Nigeria after a boat company refused to carry its white members.  This shows that there is not only racism against blacks, but against white people too. Racism in India has occurred through the caste system. The caste system is the level you are at, poor or rich, and it depends on what type of job you have and also on your birth. You can only marry someone within the same caste as you.
How would you feel if you were in the other person’s skin and you were the victim of racism? You shouldn't discriminate or be intolerant because of somebody’s skin color or religious and political beliefs. This has caused much suffering for many centuries and shouldn't be a part of modern life. Nobody chooses their skin color. However, I believe that all people of the world should have the same rights and possibilities, so please stop the hate and ignorance.
Sincerely,
Christiana

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