~ Author : Shikha Sood ~
Should the colours be demonized!!
Colours are supposed to be fun, perhaps God created colours to entertain us, make us feel good with abundant variety around us. However, the manner in which human race has demonized skin colour is unfathomable. This is as lame as a Cedar tree telling a Banana tree – “Oh! Your leaves skin colour is so light and beautiful!!”…..huh! It doesn’t work this way…..the diversified flora and fauna is created to relish each one’s uniqueness and not to look down upon the others.The biosphere works on very simple rule of balance and it has enough place for everyone and everything except for greed.Unfortunately, human race has been totally taken over by lust, greed, ego which is not only leading to anger and dissatisfaction within them but within everyone around them.
Racism – A Global Pandemic
Even in the so very advanced 21st century and from the world’s most civilised and developed societies we seem to have totally misunderstood the concept of colour.This is one thing which doesn’t separate First World nations with the Third World ones. It is so simple and beautiful entity yet made so complex and difficult by our mucky mindset. When we hear a huge outcry and turbulence of discrimination due to skin colour, it not only puts entire humanity to shame but also validates the subtle or stark racism that prevails across the globe
Power of Diversity Misapprehended
All apartheid related episodes are a reminder indeed that humans enjoy segregation rather than the power of collaboration. Humans have fancied to use their intelligence in shrewd ways. In order to dominate over other fellow humans, they put people into sections and enjoy power over others. The way people are defined and identified by their colours is absolutely low level thing. Instead entire human race in could have collaborated for a greater cause.
Impact of Intent is Stronger than Words
Not sure why this stigma kept seeping through very effectively to future generations. Though there are no scientific or logical basis but the way this bias has passed from one generation to another is very subtle and almost seamless .Interestingly, bias simply permeates facilely. As they say, our kids do not listen to what we preach them,rather they watch our actions and observe our intentions.It’s true that the message our words convey is far less then the tone and intent with which they are conveyed.So it’s high time we acknowledge this power of intent over words and act wisely.
Let’s make the Future World better
We all largely believe and claim to destigmatise society of the colour discrimination ,however in our day to day lives either we commit this crime or we are a victim to it. We have to stop superficial support to the real demonic issues and continue lives with our shrewd ways. We cannot any longer be only politically correct and we need to really mean that the well being of all fellow human beings matter…..
Everyone matters… After all!!
..all lives matter be it human or other animals, be it black or Caucasian…. however here i will say that the lives which have lived under prejudice for generations need our humility and acknowledgement with due apologies that they genuinely do MATTER.
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