I MAY BE THE FIRST TO OPENLY SAY THIS TRUTH, BUT- RACISM AND COLOR OF SKIN- IS NOT THE PROBLEM IN AMERICA. I WILL TELL YOU WHAT TRULY IS:READ THIS AND LEARN.

EXCERPT.(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS REGGAE TRUTHS.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

RACISM IS NOT THE PROBLEM IN AMERICA.

THE REAL PROBLEM IS THE PERPETUATION OF A GENERATIONAL HATRED FUELED BY FEAR FROM THOSE WHO KNOW THEY HAVE DONE, OR THEIR ANCESTORS HAVE DONE, IRREPARABLE AND EGREGIOUS HARM/WRONGS TO A PEOPLE OR CLASS.

NOTE VERY CAREFULLY THE WAY THIS IS WORDED, AS I KNOW THAT THERE ARE THOSE PEOPLE WHO ENJOY PLAYING WITH WORDS AND TAKING THEM OUT OF THEIR PROPER CONTEXT.

THOSE WHO MAY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS SHOULD KNOW THAT I AM OPEN TO DISCUSS AND /OR CHALLENGE WHATEVER THEY MAY CHOOSE TO BRING TO THE TABLE OF REASONING,IF AND ONLY IF, THEY COME WITH CLEAN HANDS.

ALL TOO OFTEN, THOSE WHO HARBOR HATRED FOR OTHERS USE-RACISM AS A -“CATCH PHRASE”- TO COVER THEIR INTENT.

THIS APPLIES TO ANYONE OF ANY RACE OR ETHNICITY WHO CHOOSE TO USE COLOR OF SKIN ISSUES TO CLOUD AS A SHROUD FOR DECEIT.

SPEAKING, AND INTERACTING WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLES IN AMERICA OVER MANY MANY YEARS, INCLUDING THOSE WHO WILL QUIETLY ADMIT CERTAIN TRUTHS, HAS SHOWN ME THAT THE -COLOR OF SKIN ISSUES- WHICH FEEDS INTO RACISM- HAS A MUCH DEEPER ROOT, NOT AT ALL RELATED TO COLOR OR RACE.

LET ME ALSO SAY THIS: WE CAN DENY AS MUCH AS WE WANT, BUT MOST OF OUR BEHAVIORS FROM BIRTH ARE LEARNED.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE A PHD, OR GO TO HARVARD TO SEE AND TO KNOW WHAT I SEE AND KNOW.

SPENDING TIME WITH PEOPLE , AND BEING GENUINELY CARING AND CONCERNED AS A KEY OBSERVER IS ALL YOU NEED.

LISTENING TO OTHERS, EVEN THE DULL AND IGNORANT, REFUSING NONE WHO COME TO YOU FOR HELP IS THE KEY.

AMERICANS- WHITES, BLACKS, RICH, POOR- OF ALL RACES, CLASS AND CREEDS HAVE SPOKEN TO ME. THIS IS WHAT I SHARE WITH MY READERS IN TRUTH.

I WOULD HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENT PERSON, SHAPED BY THE PREVAILING SOCIETY IN AMERICA, HAD I BEEN BORN OVER HERE.

BUT, BEING BORN IN JAMAICA, AND SINCE TRAVELING THE WORLD, HELPS ME TO SEE AND TO KNOW MANY THINGS, SUCH AS, THE COLOR OF A MAN’S SKIN HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHO HE IS.

I CAN DO THE WORKS I DO TO HELP PEOPLE BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE IT INCULCATED IN ME FROM BIRTH TO JUDGE OR TO HATE PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s