Jennifer - posted on 05/07/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )
So the Trayvon Martin case has settled down some, Zimmerman is in jail, thankfully, and will get his day in court. After all that has been said and done, we still have no idea(really) whether Zimmerman is racist or not, but we do know that the media really pushed this angle.
So, I'm curious, what do the ladies here think about racism?
For me, I think one of the problems is that we don't want to admit our bais feelings anymore. We don't want to admit that there are any differences in people of different races. We want to push all stereotyping under the rug, and pretend that everything is perfectly fine. I think we NEED to do the oppisite.
I can see a differance between black people and myself that goes beyond skin color, their bodies are built different. I can hear a difference in the way they talk, many still feel a need to change their speech patterns with other groups. They have different feelings about things. They look at things in a different way than I do. Why is it so bad to admit that we are different?
I have friends of many different backgrounds. It has always been a sign that we are moving into a deeper friendship when we start talking about how we are different. Once a friend is comfortable enough to say, "I disagree" I know we are really friends. I don't think race relations will ever get better in America until we as a society can say that to each other!
Please, debate away, but be nice!!