kindness and giving are simple actions as these people show. It’s the season of giving, let’s think about that when we see an elderly, a homeless, a child, a disabled person in need for help. And let’s extend that season of giving with the other 12 months
THIS IS A WEREWOLF BLOG POST, controversial content
This is my opinion, you might not like it or agree with it. Either way, when responding do so in a respectful way.
With all the crap going on lately I see a growing gap emerging between the so-called “white” and “black” people around the world. Even when it comes to people who actually agree with each other like recently on a blog post from a good friend of mine that had the “audacity” to post (or rather…link to a blog) about racism from a “white perspective” with the simple message “why can’t we just live together in peace”
Somehow one “anti racist” blogger reacted with “You being caucasian I’d expect that mindset from you. When Caucasian, Purple, Yellow people get treated daily as Black people get treated, then and only then we ALL be equal people. Wake Up.” excuse me?? you want racism to stop, you want equal treatment for black people and this is your response to an anti racism post? My friend, being the kind person I know her to be, responded in a friendly way, calling the poster friend (which she does more often, also to said person, without any problem. Explained to him that, although the focus now is on black people, other minorities experience similar forms of prejudice (e.g those with a mental condition, homeless people, gay people etc, finishing her comment with “This is not about the color of someone’s skin. This is about leaving judgments about others out of our lives. All judgments.
Lots of love'” I can not see anything wrong with that..do you? the response of the commenter started out with “I am not your friend” and ended with “Caucasians like you are cause and effect” and remember, my friend has shown nothing but support for the victims and their family yet she gets thrown together with “all other caucasian” as being “the problem” leaving me to wonder if I was watching some “reversed racism”
And that is exactly what I wanted to discuss here. Let me first say..I do not believe in “race” when it comes to the human population, it is not “the black race” and ” the white race” it is “the human race”. I see different cultures…sure…but not different races. This doesn’t mean that I will say “I don’t see the color of your skin” because saying that would be denying your identity.
I wonder, are we not all racist at certain times in our lives? I know and admit I am. In my country we have a lot of arab people and in my neighborhood the amount is above average and I can’t deny that I have generalised n occasion when something happened and a Moroccan or Turkish person was involved. I think it is something in our dna that comes from the times when we where a more territorial species. I think it is something that comes to us all and that some of us can “keep it in” just a bit better than others. I think most of the times we don’t even realise that we made a racist slur (just like above example, I think the commenter didn’t even realise he was being racist in reverse” (by lack of me knowing a better description) and I think here lies the root of the problem. We only see it when others are racist against others but we are blind towards our own racism.
All lives matter, black, brown, purple, yellow I don’t care. there is just one race and that is the human race.
One other thing and this is especially directed to my brothers and sisters of color (yes, you are my brothers and sisters) I can “understand” that white people call you black (well I can’t understand actually hence the quotation marks) but why do you call yourself black. Let me explain the reasoning for me question.
I never ever have seen a black person in my life (yes, black Pete, black faces and other painted people excluded) I see a thousand different shades of brown but black…nope. I won’t say that none exist but I haven’t seen them. Of course this is a matter of semantics but I would have thought that…with all this crap about racism THAT would be a point. I call myself white because I AM white (heck…milk is dark compared to me) t.b.h I would say “let’s quit the use of black, white, red, yellow” all together and just stick with European, African, Asian etc (or African-American, European American, Asian American etc) Let’s stick with where your roots are instead of what color your skin is
Again, this is my opinion and thought process. You don’t agree with me or don’t like the way I think you are welcome to discuss it in the comments. Be respectful to me and my readers and I will respectfully reply back. Be disrespectful and you will be deleted
following message dates November 1st 2012
ALMERE, The Netherlands – In their coalition agreement presented to the public on the 29th of October, the new Dutch government announced a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. The Dutch animal protection organization Wilde Dieren de Tent Uit (No Wild Animals in Circuses) has worked towards a ban for years and is, together with co-founder the AAP Foundation, very excited about this animal friendly decision by the Dutch government.
Previously, the Dutch government had not implemented any animal welfare standards required when using circus animals. But now, the Netherlands is the third European country to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, after Austria and Greece which have already made the move. Greece even put an end to the use of all animals in circuses.
In 2008, the Dutch parliament nearly agreed on a ban, but now, in 2012, the new coalition finally states that the use of wild animals in circuses should end. David van Gennep, director AAP Foundation: “We congratulate Wilde Dieren de Tent Uit on this huge success and thank our partner organizations for their enormous commitment to the elephants, monkeys, tigers and other wild animals that have performed and still perform tricks in circuses in the Netherlands.”
Leonie Vestering, director Wilde Dieren de Tent Uit: “This decision is a big reward for Wilde Dieren de Tent Uit and we are very happy that the ban is finally included in the coalition agreement. We are very willing to help move the animals to a shelter where their wellbeing is secured.”
It took them “only”2 years to make it official and when the law goes in effect it will be one month short of 3 years (law in effect as per Sept 15 2015) but like we say here, better late than never
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The notion that putting cameras on cops would be an adequate way to reform the incredible injustice that is the American criminal “justice” system has proven fatally flawed once again with the decision by a New York Grand Jury not to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel “Peckerwood” Pantaleo, even though a video camera clearly captured the exact moment and those leading up to it when he strangled 43 year-old Eric Garner until he was lifeless. Again, the entire scene is on video, and if there is anyone left reading this who has not seen the footage, here it is in all its brutality. Neither Garner’s murderer nor any of his apparent accomplices to murder showed the least amount of concern as Garner desperately pleaded with them as his life was slipping away, “I…
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