As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The truth is that I was taking the time to think about my previous thoughts, particularly with this idea of racism, and the fact that it exists in today's day and age. It is a given that everyone has heard of this term, so why does this still exist? As I mentioned previously, it is not about not knowing, it's more about ignorance and understanding why the problem still exists. We live in societies where systems are constructed, or set-up so that barriers faced by people of color and visible minorities continue to exist. Now that we have established that the problem still exists, and why they continue to exist, can we or will we do anything to reduce these barriers, so that they can be eliminated?
Barriers that have been in place through systems cannot be extinguished in one day. The creation and also the elimination are a process. This is how social change, and evolutions take place. No one is useless, no one single person. But the ones who have faced these exclusions for years, and years on end slowly feel that this is all there is, and that the barriers will continue. Of course the barriers exist. This is not to say that one should not try. For those pushing through the boundaries, and those who are paving the ways to eliminate barriers, these can be achieved if we continue to keep the attitude that it can be done. For those who face barriers and for those who seek to eliminate barriers, know that the only factor that separates the minority from the majority is - opportunity.
Dedication: The words of this human being are dedicated to all beings. Keep seeking until you find, never give up hope. My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)