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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Racism

The funny thing about Racism is that it has no color. It does not discriminate, and has no boundaries. You will find racists in every creed, color, and nationality.

Racism is very much like fire. Fire will consume everything and everyone in its path without regard for age, race, color, etc

When you look up the definition of Racism, you can find a few depending on where you look or who you ask, they all basically say the same thing.

Racism: noun –  a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others. 

When you look up Racism you find that it is connected at the hip with other words like:

Discrimination: noun – treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit: 

Bigotry: noun – stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own.

Prejudice: noun – unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, especially of a hostile nature, regarding an ethnic, racial, social, or religious group.

          (Definitions source; Dictionary.com)

The list goes on, but you get the drift. All these words wrapped up in one neat little package that is Racism.

Now the practice of Racism is conducted with equal fervor and zeal no matter what category your particular group is in. The only difference is, depending on who is committing these things, what it’s called.

For example, when Hitler was murdering all those Jews, it was called “Anti-Semitism”.

When homosexuals are the target, it’s called “Homophobia”.

When conservatives commit acts of prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination, it’s called “Racism”.

When liberal progressives commit these same acts, it’s called “Diversity”

Funny how that works!

— Joe Bayona

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