BY: TASMIYAH EBRAHIM
We live in an advanced world created by advanced, intelligent people. people have been to the moon and back, robots are becoming part of our daily lives, smart phones tell us how to eat healthily and how much exercise we need, we build tall buildings, manufacture smart cars which are able to park themselves, we have smart, intelligent devices, which do smart, intelligent things, yet we still need to be reminded that racism is not smart, nor intelligent.
Why do we still hear words like ‘racism, racist, anti racism, etc etc…these words should not even be uttered anymore. Racism should’ve been killed and buried a long time ago, yet it still rears its ugly head every now and then.
Why are we even still promoting ‘anti racism’, shouldn’t we, be now living in harmony with each other? Why do we need to remind people to be ‘anti racist’?
“Hating people because of their colour is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which colour does the hating, it is just plain wrong” – Muhammad Ali –
In these days of crime, corruption and dishonesty and so many other things that are wrong with this world, we should concern ourselves more with being ‘anti everything else wrong in this world’, Instead of hanging onto the one thing that brings the most attention to south africa.
The human race is not a race to see whose race is the best race,,,it is about being human.
The only race that should be hated is the one you have to run…
There is no need for me to quote Mandela, Malcolm X, or any other freedom fighter, because I don’t see why someone has to ‘tell’ you not to be racist. we are not born with racism, we are taught racism.
Nobody reminded us to be racist, so no one needs to remind us to be anti racist,,,it all starts within ourselves….it’s a choice you make. So, what kind of person will you choose to be today?
‘In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends” – Martin Luther King Jr –