The Burden Of Prejudice And Racism

803 words - 4 pages

The Burden of Racism


               The sizzling streams of sunlight were just beautifully glimmering down

on the  crisp green school yard. Such a wonderful day that was. Nothing could

have ruined it. Little Jimmy, since it was such a wonderful day decided to go to

the corner store and buy himself a little treat. As little Jimmy started walking

over to the store, clouds flocked over the dazzling sun and the sudden pitch

dark meant no trouble. On the other side of the road were three white boys from

Jimmy's same school. Upon recognizing Jimmy, the boys ran over the street to

where he was.

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               Racism has become one of the many burdens amongst multi-cultural worlds

like Canada and the States. Racism is a part of each and every one of us. No

doubt, we are all racist, but this the term racism has been used too loosely.

Racism has been mutated to such an extent that it could be a reason for war, a

symbol of terrorism, and even an excuse for neglecting. Is that all there is to

it? No, actually it is just the beginning. Racism is just like warfare in which

there is no shelter and nobody is neutral.


               Nobody is exempt from this demon. He has haunted us with a bitter curse.

On one occasion I remember, nobody would play with me at school. I would walk

around by myself and ask people if we could play together. Everywhere that I

went, like the process of induction, everyone would avoid me. Like two inducted

poles with the same polarity, they would just shimmer off into the distance and

continue to do whatever they're doing. Because of racial differences, they

neglect me.


               People are afraid of the unknown, and it is this difference amongst

people that...

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