In my opinion, equality is the biggest and easiest problem to solve.
To be honest, I don’t really understand why this is a problem in the first place.
Whoever decided that blacks and whites, or men and women don’t deserve the same respect and treatment in life clearly needed to get their eyes checked, because the only thing separating blacks and whites is their outside features, and for women and men is our body parts.
Last time I checked, you don’t need sex organs or skin colour to decide your mental or physical capabilities.
When did we start living in a world when there was an ‘us’ and ‘them’, erasing the word ‘we’ from our vocabulary?
I love soccer. I love it just as much or even more as some of the guys I know. Let’s say one of my friends and I both grow up to be on national teams, both in deep love with the sport. He can spend his life playing the sport he loves and not have to worry about being financially unstable, whereas I would need another job. We both love the sport, but I will have to struggle to pursue what I love.
Not exactly what you would call fair, right?
I watched a recitation by Prince EA called “I Am Not Black And You Are Not White”. He tells us that we need to stop judging people by the cars we drive around that are our bodies.
“See, our bodies are just cars that we operate and drive around
The dealership will call society decided to label mine the “black edition,”
Yours the “Irish” or “White edition”
And with no money down, 0% APR, and no test drive
We were forced to own these cars for the rest of our lives
Forgive me, but I fail to see the logic or pride
In defining myself or judging another by the cars we drive
Because who we truly are is found inside”
This is 110% accurate. We are slaves to our outside bodies, we don’t choose our curves, facial structure, skin colour or body parts, so why do we decide that people are cool, smart or friendly because of how we look?
As usual, I have a proposed solution.
Don’t doubt people because of what they look like. We all come from two people, we all grow up, have hobbies, favourite foods, favourite places, fall in love, and we all live our lives just like every other person on this planet.
Don’t cross the street because someone who may look a bit creepy is walking in your direction, for all you know they could be the sweetest human who will turn a bad day around.
For all you gals out there, if you hear someone say “you run like a girl”, respond with “Thanks!” because if you run like a girl, be proud. There are hundreds of track stars out there who could easily beat those rude people saying that, who most likely can’t run 100 metres in 10.49 seconds like Florence Griffith-Joyner did in 1988.
We are all the same. It’s from the inside that we decide how we want to be remembered, not from our skin or body parts.