March 31, 2015
“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible” – Maya Angelou
“Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts” – E.B. White
Prejudice comes in many forms. Some, not all people within races, are prejudiced against other races. There is also another form of prejudice, where people discriminate against others within their own race due to their physical genetic traits.
White vs. White
Some, not all white people, discriminate against dark haired, dark eyed whites within their own race. It is even more ironic when the person discriminating against dark haired, dark eyed white people have those same non-Aryan features.
When you think about it, that’s how Hitler got started. He hatefully and violently demanded a blonde, blue eyed Aryan race of people, decreeing all other features defective, even though he had dark hair and dark eyes. It always amazes me that no one in his government stopped to recognize the hypocrisy and insanity of his actions.
Anglo-Saxon or Aryan whites that are fully European with pale blond hair and blue eyes are not better than whites with olive skin (darker white skin), dark hair and dark eyes.
People look at the outward appearance too much and not what is in a person’s heart, manifested by their deeds, whether good or bad.
Hispanic vs. Hispanic
Some of my Hispanic friends have told me of the prejudices within their race. Darker skinned Hispanics with very curly hair (small curls) are sometimes discriminated against by Hispanics with white skin and straight or wavy hair. These prejudices are regrettable and have caused some Hispanics emotional pain.
Black vs. Black
Some, not all black people, discriminate against blacks who look more African. Due to terrible prejudices engrained in some black people during slavery, where mixed race slaves were allowed to work inside slavemasters’ homes and more African looking slaves who were not mixed race worked in the fields doing hard labor, some ignorant blacks developed prejudices based on hair texture, skin tone and facial features.
There are some blacks who do not date or marry blacks with kinky hair, full African facial features (full lips, thick nose) and dark skin. It is especially ironic and delusional when blacks who discriminate in this manner have kinky hair, dark skin and or full African facial features (thick lips and nose). It is a form of self-hate.
Some blacks marry blacks with curly hair, light skin and or light eyes for the sole objective of seeking to have babies who look mixed race (and it often fails). Anyone who dates, knocks up and or marries another person on such a vain, superficial basis, does not love the person and is engaging in behavior that is an insult to them.
Many of my relatives are mixed race, but the family is still black. I have relatives and ancestors with blue, green, gray eyes and straight, light colored hair, due to race mixing, but at the end of the day, they are not and have not tried to pass for any other race.
At the end of the day, once you have black blood in you this makes you black and there is nothing wrong with that. One should certainly acknowledge and pay tribute to all of the nations and races in one’s lineage, as that is apart of you, but people should not neglect who they are.
By the world’s standards, black is black. Having curly hair, light skin, light eyes, straight hair and or a European nose and lips, does not make you white or better than another black person, who has full African features. It’s plain ignorance to think one is better than another based on one’s appearance.
People who display the aforementioned prejudices are embarrassing themselves, their families and those around them and need to stop. Prejudice is not a good trait. It’s not a good look on anyone of any race. There are good looking people in every race and every shade. If you love someone, race and superficial looks that age and change over time should not matter.