Race & Religion seperating the masses

12 Sep

I understand that segregation and labels cause issues in communities.What I don’t understand though is why as a race we cannot recognise a few basic facts. Religion and money clearly play a part in the issues we face today. A big part at that.

Religion loves to give labels, and money loves to give boxes. Together they are separating communities of people into smaller groups and sub consciously giving everybody else a focal point to aim their tension at.

If we didn’t have labels there could not be any statements or ill feelings between people because finally, we would understand that we’re all the same.

People throw around words like they mean nothing, simple phrases designed to be all inclusive actually cause even more segregation on conscious and sub conscious levels.

An example – reading the paper today, lots of people are writing in complaining about the suggestion for all black schools and I notice a key quote. “It doesn’t matter if your black, white or Asian”. This seems to be such a common sentence to read or hear in todays world.

Lets look at it again. Black, White or Asian, and there you have it, already before getting to the basics we have already marked differences rather then just saying – people – we already form stereotypes and opinions based on these boxes that everybody creates.
What’s worse is the form of positive discrimination (Oxymoron anyone?) that these boxed communities create themselves. Whether it’s for fear of others, or a lust for community spirit. Being with your own people is a big thing in people’s life’s. We are all the same and the sooner these barriers are broken from within, the sooner communities break down their cultural walls and stop trying to hold up walls that claim your difference and separations then maybe we can begin to get along.

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3 Responses to “Race & Religion seperating the masses”

  1. Miss Willow 12 September, 2008 at 8:17 pm #

    A sad but true fact is, that we humans are biologically pack animals. We fit ourselves into groups that, at the core, are the same as us. Religion, race and money are the three biggest ‘packs’. Try to pass these factors up and ignore them as much as you wish, you cannot escape the fact that the lines are still there.
    On the outside people can change how they react and feel, and some of us were born to live ‘outside the pack’, cross the lines and not be aware of, or care about the little things that make us different.

    It would be a fantastic thing to see, if the people of the world were to ignore or fail to notice these ‘pack factors’. But how far could we go before we loose all diversity?

    Ok, that’s about as much ‘ramble’ as i can muster right now, i probably didn’t even make any of what i said clear. I never seem to find the right words when i sit down and try to address an issue lol.

  2. Alex Towler 12 September, 2008 at 8:43 pm #

    This is true, there are those that live as you so eloquently put it “outside the pack” this is like I have tried to say before, human nature clearly outlines a fear of emptiness and loneliness, but a pressure and force to succeed, to grow and to understand. So surely those that live outside the pack and are able to cross such boundries are the way forward

  3. Miss Willow 12 September, 2008 at 8:54 pm #

    Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, and try to love one another right now….

    Sorry felt i should inject a little silly humor.

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