A society that gains the freedom of self-governance and freedom of speech also gains the responsibility to speak up and take action when it recognizes injustice, corruption, cruelty, prejudice, deception, or discrimination taking place within its community.
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How I Discovered That I Was Discriminating
I consider myself to be a very open-minded individual, so the recent realization that I was being discriminative shocked me. The last thing I want to do is discriminate -- it wasn't intentional, it only lasted about ten seconds, and I discovered that I was doing it almost entirely by accident.
I want to share this story with you so that you can be more aware of your own actions and mental processes and hopefully avoid making the same mistake that I made.
As I travel around India, I receive many stares and looks from the local people. Even some of the animals look at me funny! But it's not everyone. Some people stare non-stop until I pass them, but others just glance at me and then look away, as if I was any other human being (the normal type of interaction you'd expect between two strangers).
After a few weeks of getting stares, the fact that it wasn't everyone staring started to bug me: I'm just another human, why do some of you have to stare at me? Continue reading