The Rainy Day
2001-08-15 05:05:08 (UTC)

why does everything have to be racially motivated

I met this girl Tiffani. She is the most wonderful person
in the world. She smart, intelligent, gifted musically,
and funny. Every quality that i want in a girl. The only
thing is that apparently we can't date b/c her parents
don't like black people. She is white. I am mixed. My
mother is white and my father is black. I have always gone
to primarily white schools, I live in a primarily white
neighborhood, I think of myself white well atleast until i
found out how her parents felt, I go to a primarily white
church, my only friends are white. Really the only think
black about me is my father, which i haven't seen since i
was like three months old. So here I am thinking
everything is hunky dory, going around "being white",
whatever that means, and i find out people think of me as
black. I don't mean to say that there is anything wrong
about being black or that there is anything wrong with
black people. The only difference i see in white and black
people is the color of there skin. There are people of all
ethic groups, creeds, sexualities, and color that are
wealthy, poor, criminals, model citizens and everything
else. I think to judge a person by the color of their skin
is so out dated, but even i have noticed sometimes i'll
lock my car door when i see a black person walking by. I
start to think to my self, what the hell am i doing. I am
descriminating against part of me, i'm telling myself, it's
not ok to be black, but it is ok. I wonder why people are
afraid to accept change and then i realize people want to
stay with what works. And for them, putting down the black
man, or woman, worked for them. Do all people put others
down to boost themselves up? How can we overcome our
differences as a single race, the human race, and work
together as a well oiled machine? If you have any
comments, don't be afraid to email me at

[email protected]

Thanks for reading and responding to me. Any input would
be greatly appriciated.