Our society has become much advanced now. People are getting more educated, they are finding ways to improve their lifestyles, they are thinking about the environment and energy conservation. Yet, some problems still exist and it’s hard to find answers to these problems?
Why there is still racism?
Despite the fact that we are more civilized than before, there are many people who are racists. Every day people are being victims of racism at the workplace, schools, and even on the street.
You will still read news about a black person getting murdered by a white person or an Asian not getting promotion due to racial issues. The thoughts or behaviors of a person who is a racist, root from the person’s childhood.
The things that the person learns from school, surroundings, and family shapes a person’s personality. For example, if you live in the western country, your way of thinking will be different than someone living in Saudi Arabia. So, if someone is racist, it is because of the way the person has been brought up.
Why are things getting worse?
In the past, people were happier. They lead a satisfied life with fewer complaints and troubles. Over the past few centuries, the population of the world has increased exponentially. We didn’t expect such an increase and now we are finding it difficult to handle the pressure. People always want more and the resources are limited.
Why do others blame us for what our ancestors did?
There is a difference between blaming and being responsible. If you are white then your great-grandfather may have been in the ages where slavery was accepted. As a white, he might have treated the blacks harshly. Your generation is now more polished now. The concept of slavery isn’t there anymore.
You might have never given a racist remark to anyone. But still, you may be blamed for being a racist because you are white. Instead of getting into a dispute, you should be responsible. You can join organizations that work to protect people against racism. This way you will demonstrate your values and beliefs.
We have to take responsibility for our actions. We shouldn’t blame others for what we did. Instead of fighting or igniting a war, we should try to find out peaceful solutions. Only then we will be able to improve our society.