Can We All Just Get Along!?

Bryan Quevedo
Moreno Valley, CA
California Baptist University

It was not until taking CBU HIS311 class that I have learned a lot about race and how some people are completely ignorant to what has happened in American history. The other day I walked into a grocery store to hear a cashier argue with a black male about who knows what and he stated, “its because I’m black”. I kept walking because I really did not care much for the conversation but it did make me think a little. One of the most upsetting things is to think that an individual (parse a black individual), thinks that they were the only one that was treated badly in history.

After taking this class in Cal Baptist University, I have learned that most minorities have suffered a lot at one point or another. Many races like the Irish, Jews, Japanese, Chinese, Indians and other kinds of races have suffered in America at one point or another. People who shout things like that give me the notion that they are ignorant to culture and history. America was built by immigrants and could not be done without them because they made this country what it is today. If people were blind they would not be able to tell what races are. In addition to that, most races are now mixed with other races. There will be some type of decent that is in their blood line that carries other descents that that they may not know about.

The skin color or features on an individual does not define who they are. There are diverse cultures that have mixed; providing another individual with separate beliefs. We should all get along with each other because we are all children under God; we are all brothers and sisters. Matthew 12:48-50 ESV states, “But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.””

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  • barry irving

    …you lack of knowledge is because of a great deal of separatism of the fear kind. Whites who learn these things for the first time in College class are culturally and socially deprived. You need to know people to judge them. Your assumptions about African americans comes out of a vacuum.

    ….It is the African American’s job to confront Racism and a persons sensitivity to Race is learned in society. Racism is a cause and objection to it or advocacy against it is a response. You judge the response but not the cause..why is that?

  • barry irving

    …30 days and counting Mr Quevedo…no response?…it’s funny that you, who’s name looks Hispanic is so ignorant of the frustration that some people of color feel. When you hear his complaint ( if it wasn’t made up by you as a convenient example ) you think…”why does he think that he’s the only one who was treated badly in history”..no curiosity about whether he had a point, but yet you judged it even though you didn’t care to listen closely to hear detail. That is called PREJUDGEMENT OR PREJUDICE.

 

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