I was watching the SAG awards tonight and was excited that one of my favorite movies won several awards. In the acceptance speak for one of them the speaker talked about how sexism and racism needs to be addressed.
Now for some they may think that this is not important in today’s world. Reality is that there is still sexism and racism in this world. Now for some who are not a person of color or who is not a woman this does not make sense. As a person of color to me this statement makes perfect sense. I have at different times in my life I have experienced racism. Now it has not been to the extent of those of the 60’s during the civil rights era but still I have experienced it.
I have been told that I should not speak Spanish or eat certain foods as a kid. In college I was told by someone that I should act a certain way to be accepted. Today prejudice takes forms that are not as obvious as this but it still exists. People are still being singled out for some of their features or how they live. What makes one way better than the other? What makes one person better than another?
We need to remember that we are all human beings and that our differences are what make a better world.