A New Approach to an Old Problem- Racism

There is a lot of hatred in this world. I’m reading all the social media comments as it relates to Donald Trump’s political campaign and it is filled with venom and hatred. By preaching sheer hatred like this, you are only adding fuel to the fires that burn in a world already filled with hatred and violence.

Most of us are waiting for the world to come together in peace. I personally thought we (U.S.A) were moving closer in that direction when Barack Obama was elected president for two terms. We may never reach that and it may seem like a farfetched dream, but together we must find the means. We must create a safe and secure environment for our children and our children’s children.

Racism is a difficult subject to tackle and in order to form a culture free of such racism, we must begin with education. If you don’t want your children to grow up in a word of hatred, teach them tolerance toward race, religion, color, and sexual orientation. We must expose racism and bigotry for what they are.

It is important to understand what racism is. Wikipedia describes racism as “Historically, it has been defined as the belief that race is the primary determinant of human capacities that a certain race is inherently superior or inferior to others, and/or that individuals should be treated differently according to their racial designation. Sometimes racism means beliefs, practices, and institutions that discriminate against people based on their perceived or ascribed race.”

Racism is based on ignorance, stereotyping and learned hatred. Many people accept that we live in a diverse society today and we appreciate different cultures. However, there are still large segments of society that won’t accept human capacities are not determined by race.

There is no doubt in my mind that we need to find a healthy solution to end racism. It is important to understand the nature of racism and intolerance. Together we can end prejudice. Our fight against racism cannot be won while there are attitudes like the one displayed by Trump and his supporters. Such behavior is unacceptable.

Racism is not an issue that will be easily resolved, and the sooner that we begin to work together the sooner we’ll come to a solution. There is a history of racism that cannot be undone but we can look to the future and make positive changes in how society views those of different ethnic backgrounds.

Celebrate Black History Month with Motivational Speaker Gregg Riley

Black History Month is upon us and now is the perfect time to check out sought after motivational speaker, Gregg Riley. Gregg’s uncanny physical and voice resemblance to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, creates a one-of-a-kind unique experience for any audience.

His speech topics include Diversity, Non-Violence, Change Management, Teamwork, Leadership and Performance Improvement. He also speaks passionately about youth and community development.

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Gregg produces and stars in the much acclaimed one-man show “An Evening With Dr. King”. It is quintessential Dr. King like you have never seen him before. This is a must see for anyone who wants to get the full essence of how amazing and prophetic Dr. King’s message really was. It is the perfect show for an MLK Birthday event, Black History Month event or anytime you want to be inspired and learn the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement. See MLK Project

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