Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Race: Does it really exist?

So many people today still discriminate against other races. While racism has greatly decreased over the last 60 years in the U.S., it is still going strong. Thousands of people in the U.S. are a victim to racism every day.

The question is, does race really exist? The reality is, race is determined solely on appearance. Race has nothing do do with genes. Genetically, race does not exist. In reality, we are all the same. Our differences rely totally on skin color and facial features.

All people are the same, but different. Even in the same racial groups there are differences. Nose sizes, lip sizes, face shapes, eye shapes, hair color and texture, they all vary even within the same race.

I have not had extensive amount of racism inflicted on me personally, but because I like black men, I have the same type of issues with people. People have tried to discourage me from dating black men or even liking the black race. They tell me that black men are all lazy, dirty criminals. I know that isn't true. There are good and bad people in all races. People have called me names and accused me of "negro worship" only because I happen to like black men, and I express it openly.

I find beauty in all races. I don't understand how someone can hate a whole race, just based on a few people's behavior. We need more love in this world. We need to break down the barriers that never really existed.

There should be only one known race: The Human Race.