Melvin Jones, San Francisco, CA. One would think that California is a progressive state that seldom harbors racism. Unfortunately that is just a heartbreaking fallacy. The reality of the status quo, is that the Golden State is riddled with a plethora of “undercover racist” who abuse, deny, intimidate, African-Americans and Latinos. To misfortune, or fortune, […]
Natalie, Kansas City, MO. I believe ignorance is a key that goes hand-in-hand with fear. We are afraid of what we do not know or what we cannot understand. If we simply educated ourselves on certain topics,we may be less likely to jump to conclusions, opinions and prejudice’s. Ignorance is blind to those who we […]
Mary Ann Costanzo, Beacon Falls, CT. Most of us will not admit that we are biased against black, African Americans. We are not intelligent enough to understand that most of our racism is due to ignorance and fear of our society, government, and culture. Instead of targeting the real sources of our problems (government, corporations, […]
Allen D. Jenkins, Gulfport, MS. “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear… I John 4:18
Diana Emiko Tsuchida, New York, NY.
Norris Howard Detroit, MI Over 50 people in this bar and you approach the only group of black men and ask them a drug related question. You don’t even see your own ignorance.
Carmen Gonzalez Glendale, CA We as a society tolerating substandard educational conditions, resources, and outcomes for non-white children betrays our ethical lapses.
George Greene Atlanta, GA In Tuscaloosa and places like it across the resegregating South, we are being forced to fight a battle that seemingly cannot be won. Upward mobility in Tuscaloosa has been, and will continue to be halted because of closeted, good-ol-boy dealings that ruin the future of thousands of people. As a graduate […]
Azalea Grand Rapids, MI I’ve made fun of my entire life for my pale skin and red hair. It’s honestly really annoying and once the whole “ginger” thing is brought up I no longer want to talk to that person anymore because it represents their ignorance and the fact that they can’t just accept that […]
Anonymous West Hempstead, NY
Eddie Christopher Fox Mililani, HI An ignorance of the fact that we are more similar than different, and a fear of difference that weak hearts cannot accept.
Kyanna Joseph Elmwood Park, NJ An Excerpt from a recent essay I wrote for a class at Quinnipiac University: I feel as if people expect me to speak on behalf of the whole black population and I feel as if people tip toe around the words they say around me as if not to offend […]
Anonymous Eugene, OR Universities are just little bubbles in a sea of ignorance.
Christina St Pierre Spokane, WA
Alexander J. Nesmachnov Lakeland, FL The bombers of the Boston marathon were first mistaken as Russian. Many still believe they are, and me (being Russian) have been labeled socially dangerous by certain individuals
Rachel Kay Cleveland, OH Having been born in new york and raised in Chicago, I knew that antisemitism was real, but even if I ran across some ignorance where I grew up it was never in a vacuum of exposure to Jewish people or culture. When I was in college in Iowa I experienced, for […]
Zoe Miller Somerville, MA
Brigitte Ferry Los Angeles, CA The Universe really likes variety, so why do we hold on so tight to this brand of ignorance! Trillions of years on Planet earth and many more to come, its time to move on!! Just imagine what we could do with all this waisted energy, we might stop being stingy […]
Gaby Gonzalez Mineola, NY People tend to immediately decide I’m not educated simply because I’m Hispanic. Race does not equal ignorance nor does it equal intelligence. Your intelligence is based on so many things, the color of your skin has nothing to do with it.
Meagan Gibson Fairmont, WV
Joyce French Ann Arbor, MI We can think that we are not racist, but we all hold thoughts and beliefs that are racist. Racism is ignorance about another group based on fear and distrust., in my opinion.
Bill Ramos Jensen Beach, FL I am Puerto Rican and can tell you that racism is not just a black and white problem. We need to see this issue through a more all-encompassing view. I am, as my mother described me, a “butterscotch” Puerto Rican. Not black as my grandfather nor as alabaster as my […]