Saturday, February 21, 2015
Recent racism- and religion-related events around the world should be raising the eyebrows of anyone paying attention. When will we humans realize that it is precisely our incredible diversity that makes our miraculous existence on this precious, one-in-a-billion planet so awesome? It's high time we, a conscious, hyper-intelligent species, leave behind the limiting stupidity that is racism.
Rodney King's immortal words 23 years ago are still seared in my psyche (and, I suspect, the psyches of many from my generation):
Don't stay silent in the face of any form of racism. Make it known that you have absolutely no tolerance for it. Say it: "Not only is your racist joke not funny, dude, it's deeply offensive to me." This is one of the most effective actions we can take as individuals to help eradicate this toxic virus from human consciousness.