Dear Self…

The Glory Road was a movie that involved a lot of discrimination and racism. In my opinion racism is not and will never be a positive thing. Neither is people being judged because of who they love. I am very passionate about these topics and hope that many others agree with me.

I grew up in a family that was and still is very accepting to anyone and any decisions they choose to make. I have a gay uncle and a lesbian auntie, and I love them just as much as my other uncles and aunties. Why? Because they are no different. They both have a heart and a brain and a mouth to speak, they are human beings. Sexual orientation does not define a person and neither does skin color or race.

In the movie Glory Road there were scenes that displayed horrible racist acts towards the African American athletes. I found these parts very difficult to watch. Seeing people be put through so much hate and pain from people who they don’t even know the names of. I know there are a lot of people, people I know, who still believe that African Americans shouldn’t be allowed to sit at the front of the bus. To me this is quite heartbreaking that they believe that because of someones skin color they are considered of lower value. It truly does make me quite sad and makes me lose a little hope that society will come to recognize that we are all equal.

If someone of a different race is being harassed because of their race or someone was making racist jokes, that is not something you just sit back and accept. I would absolutely voice my opinion to the person  saying or performing these cruel things because if you never speak up nothing will ever change. Sure, many people may disagree with me but if I know I did the right thing then that is all that matters.

A human is a human. Dark skin, light skin, Asian, African American. We are all the same and we all deserve to be treated equally. Many people I know agree with me and I hope many others will come to realize this as well. Just as shown in Glory Road it only takes one person to make a difference and allow other to speak out for what’s right.


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