Tuesday, March 25, 2014

This Child Is Different

This Child Is Different
She is beautiful. She isn't white. She isn't black. She isn't Asian or Hispanic. She is of all these nationalities. She is different. I choose this picture to make a point and to support my efforts to stop racism and bigotry in this country.

Her mother is a black woman born in Ohio. Her father is white man born in California. Her grandmother on her mother's side is a native American Indian born in Wyoming.

Her grandfather on her father's side is Japanese, born in Hawaii. Her great grandmother is Jewish, an immigrant from Germany. Her great grandfather is a Roman Catholic from South America.

So does that mean no one hates her because she is a part of every race? Or does it mean all races hate her because she doesn't belong to any specific one. Would it be hard to find the right hate group for this little girl? Because she is different and not like any of the rest of us.

We need to end bigotry and racism in America....because God made us in many different colors. We are all his children regardless of what color our skin or our beliefs or who we love.
~Marty

3 comments :

  1. Amen! I fully agree. I too come from a very diverse background which began with its own ignorance and as we became even more diverse we learned to love even more diversely. I do not tolerate racism and will be the first to jump in front a a victim as a shield and try to rationalize with the perp and even fight if necessary, but jumping down peoples throats for bred ignorance is not the answer either. All children are not born as haters and in turn haters must learn how wrong their teachers of hate were. It is kind of like the story of the north wind and the sun who were competing in a challenge to get the traveler to remove his coat. The north went blue with a force and the man only clutched on to his coat harder, but the sun gently radiate warmth so the man removed his coat to get comfortable. Just as hate is taught to the innocent, tolerance and acceptance then eventually love must be taught to the ignorant. You cannot expel hate with hate. I do not say let hate happen while we keep silent, but speak up with a kindness that will provoke a more positive reaction.

    Oh, and she is hauntingly beautiful.

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  2. She is beautiful, I loved your wonderful explanation for the picture, thank you for your sweet words about all people. I wish everyone felt this way. Much Love~ Rachel

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