Ignorance is bliss?

I'm really not sure where I'm going with this post but I thought it was something I needed to blog about.

We live on this beautiful planet called Earth.  We are able to watch the sun rise and the sun set.  The soft glow of the moon lights the sky at night.  We can count stars and make wishes on shooting stars.  We can feel grass on our bare feet.  We can look for four leaf clovers while playing outside.  We can walk on a sandy beach and let the ocean tickle our toes.

We can live and love. 

I love so many things and so many people.  Isn't it great that we have this ability to have so much emotion for things and people around us???  To truly love is an awesome thing. 

There are so many different cultures that we can be a part of.  So many different types of people that we can be around.  That we can love.  Isn't that great???

I'm writing this because of some ignorant things that were said to my daughter yesterday.  My Beautiful Crazy H will be 16 on June 8.  She is the most wonderful young lady that you will ever meet.  She's compassionate, beautiful, understanding and so full of life.  I am very proud that she is my daughter.  I carried her, nursed her and will love her for the rest of my life. 

We cannot help who we fall in love with.  Love is a gift and meant to be shared. 

In a world that has so many great things to enjoy I still cannot believe that people get caught up on the color of skin.  Skin is just skin.  It's freckled, like mine,  pale or dark.  It can even be in between in color.

My Beautiful Crazy H loves boys that have dark skin.  Does that mean that people can mistreat her??  HELL NO!  With a world full of so many different people I cannot believe people still get stuck on skin color.  Does this mean that H is any less a human being?  It means that she loves who she loves.  Love is meant for sharing and she chooses to look beyond the color of someone's skin color and see them for who they really are.  A human being.  That's it.  When you forget the color of skin you just see a boy or girl.  Nothing else.  You will see someone with emotions.  Someone with a story to tell.  Someone who may be funny or a nerd.  Someone that may like sports or to talk on the phone.  Someone that may be afraid of spiders and some that may know magic.

So, why do people tend to judge by skin color???  I often wonder if H would be accepted more is she were into girls.  I live in a very gay friendly area and see same sexes holding hands and kissing all the time.  I don't see is as a bad thing.  I see it as two people that love each other so much that they want to be together.  LOVE IS GREAT and meant to be shared.  Remember that?

So, why do people still say that awful word nigg**.  I cannot even type it with a clear conscious.  It makes me cringe to think that it's still in people's vocabulary.  Really???  You think you are so high and mighty that you can throw THAT word around?  I hate to break it to you but it makes you ignorant.  It makes you ignorant of everything so beautiful about the place we live in.  It makes you just IGNORANT.  So, feel free to use your big words and hurt people but you are only hurting yourself.

You are not capable of looking beyond skin color and knowing people for who they really are.  I almost feel sorry for you. 

Almost.

Until your vocabulary is brought up to speed and you see the world for what it really is then you aren't worthy of the compassion that my Beautiful Crazy H gives to those around her. 

I don't care what color of skin you have just so you respect my daughter and love her for the young lady she is and the woman she will become.

Comments

Red Neck Diva said…
omg thats horrible. I hope h knows that she is an amazing young woman and that as long as she is happy with her life and who she has in it that's all that matters. You have raised an amazing young woman and i am proud to call her a friend
Heather Nicole said…
ignorance is bliss?? no not for the ignorant people who are still racist. for those of us who are in inter racial relationships ignorance can be bliss when you just have to push the thought of racism out of your mind and go about your day.

i am so sorry H is going through this. honestly Jon and i have not dealt with discrimination that i have been aware of...this is where ign. is bliss comes in. perhaps it is because he is well liked by everyone he meets, perhaps it is b/c he is "light skinned"...or perhaps i just know how to ignore it.

sadly our nature is to discriminate against those who are different; if everyone could learn the true meaning of LOVE maybe this would stop happening!
Laurel said…
The only time I hear the N word (as it is refered to in this house)is by the very people who swear they hate it, go figure.

As for who we like/love my 15yo last gf was a girl of color with a spaztic personality that I love, I was very bummed when he did her wrong, & they split, but she still calls me 'mom' when I see her, so Im happy.

I think for it to be wiped from the Earth is for ALL races to stop using it. Period.
Danielle Franklin said…
beautiful post! Discrimination comes in all shapes and forms, and judges people about everything from skin color, to religion, to looks to just about everything. I just say we are all the same species, can't we just get along? Animals and nature have a lot to teach us humans, they are more in touch with Spirit then we will ever be, they are closer to God and yet we call them stupid and dumb. I can't stand other people who are racists. It gets my blood boiling and makes me want to smack them. (but i can't cuz i'm related to some of them lol) The true meaning of love is in the bible actually, (the 'love is not jealous' quote). If people would learn to love one other and accept each other for who they are, the world would be a better place and there would probably be no wars. I'm glad you are teaching H the right way and she is learning to love people no matter what they are. I'm very proud of her and how far she has come! You're a great mother Supermom!