do you ever wish that you were born a different race than you are? Are you proud

@Bijou1 (160)
Australia
April 20, 2008 7:33am CST
of your culture? I live in a town (i wont mention specifics) where there is a race of people who have many problems. Not all of them obviously, but there is a large number. They sleep on roads, let their children play on the road, they go to the toilet in their pants, in public, they have a very high number of babies die due to alcohol foetal syndrome. They have unwanted pregnancies and leave their babies in the rubbish bins to die. They will urinate in their pants while they are sitting down waiting for a taxi, their children never get bathed and their hair turns to dreadlocks, their children get diseases due to insufficient medical care etc. All spray paints, methylated spirits etc, are under lock and key in my town so they cant be stolen and sniffed or drunk. I know that not everyone of this race has problems. I wonder how they feel about their culture and reputation? I have seen them before and they appear to look ashamed, and i feel sorry for them, that they have been dragged down by the ones with problems. what do you think about this?
4 responses
20 Apr 08
I am often very embarassed and far from proud of being white. And even being English. In Africa, Africans only treat you with the greatest respect but even because of that I feel more guilty, for the white man is associated with the oppressors, and it's much harder to fit in with skin this colour. Obviously not impossible, it just makes me feel bad for the pain my ancestors have caused - worldwide.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
15 Jun 08
i feel very sorry for the children that are brought up in such an awful enviroment. the parents should be ashamed of themselves. that's a shame for anyone to live like that. they could do better if they wanted to, they don't undoubtedly. i hope i never have to see the place, i'm sorry . i am proud to be who i am. i sure am not perfect noone is but anybosy could do better than that if they tried.
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
No, I don't wish to be born in a different race. I'm proud of who and what I am.
@kezabelle (2985)
20 Apr 08
No im proud of who I was born to and I wouldnt want to change that, my race makes me who I am to change that would essentially change who I am possibly even my beliefs so no I would prefer not to change my race.