How do we solve racism?
November 26, 2006 5:37am CST
I think that the key to understanding and resolving our race issues is reeducation on the truth. The truth of the matter is that humanity is literally a family. Believe it or not, we are all just 50th cousins of each other. At the root of racisim is tribalism. Everybody feels like they have to look out for their own group. However, if we saw our group as the whole human race, things could be a lot better. The key to this is being able to explain to our children the reasons for our superficial differences such that they don't get enlarged in their minds to a huge deal. To paraphrase ML King, the ideal would be a world in which the color of ones skin was of no more importance than the color of their eyes. If we as adults were informed and comfortable with the basic whys and wherefores of our origins as people and our superficial variations, we would be much better equipped to truly see and love each other as family... Apologies and reparations are nice, but if they are not backed by sincerity on both sides of the human spectrum (the oppressed and the oppressor), they don't solve the problem.