Overall, there are good white people and bad white people.
Overall, there are good black people and bad black people.
Overall, there are good Hispanic people and bad Hispanic people.
Overall, there are good Asian people and bad Asian people.
Overall, there are good people of other/mixed races and bad people of other/mixed races.
Overall, there are good men and bad men.
Overall, there are good women and bad women.
Overall, there are good people of other genders and bad people of other genders.
No matter where you are in the world, the above is true.
I have been saved by white, black, Hispanic, Asian, and other people. I have been screwed over by white, black, Hispanic, Asian, and other people.
How one person treats others reflects not just on that one person. Sadly, people tend to generalize and remember the bad. Receiving bad treatment impacts the victim. It also reflects forward on everyone of the perpetrator’s race or demographic in the eyes of the victim.
It is everyone’s responsibility to treat others with love in its flavor that is appropriate: tough love, romantic love, sibling love, enemy love, friendship love, parental love, unconditional love, or a called-for combination of these.
The race one is born into should not inspire prejudice. It is not our place to judge human beings, period. However, there is no avoiding the race factor as it has been happening beyond the scope of our lives in all the history of mankind.
Black people were dealt a particularly bad hand, especially amongst white people. As easily shown above, we are all the same: good, bad, and everything in between. We are all people. In reality, race is not a factor for the morality of any individual. However, every person can choose to make race a factor.
Treat black lives the same as any other in love as all human beings deserve. We cannot control the actions of others, but we can all take personal responsibility in this matter.
Be the change you want to see in the world. Spread the love.
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