I just don’t understand racism. I mean, there are people I don’t like, even whole groups of folks; but it’s not because their genetic disposition for skin pigmentation (its mostly because their assholes, pure and simple).
I heard on the radio this morning that a white supremacy group is having a concert here in Portland in the next week or so. They wanted to raise money for something or other related to their misguided goals so they decided to have a concert in a city populated with a large grouping of gays, lesbians, blacks, Indians, and who knows how many other types of people.
They basically proved, before they even got stated, just how dumb they are. Perhaps if they had it in a venue that caters to their beliefs it would make more of a message for them, but their choice of location proves how blindly idiotic they really are.
But on the whole, I still am not understanding why people are racist. It’s not like there are great genetic differences between those of varied colors. As far as genes go, their skin is the only thing different so really are people who are racist also just as superficial? Probably. The facts certainly point to this conclusion.
The whole thing just gets under my skin (no pun intended) but I just can not think of an argument to convince these folks that color is not a bad thing. Maybe if I pointed out that Jesus was dark skinned it would open their eye (hey, he lived in the desert, so he at least had a heck of a tan on him) but they’ll probably just go on thrashing about to their crappy, loud music with 3 notes and no rhythm.
I almost feel sad for them. Almost.