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Wed Apr 11, 2012, 09:29 AM

You're right, I'm not you...

but I can empathize.

No, I haven't had your experiences, but I can understand and relate from my own experiences.

When we seek to teach and end up dividing, we learn nothing and help no one.

While I haven't walked in you shoes, I have walked miles in my own and use that experience to try and seek out common ground to understand not just your plight, but all people who have suffered.

I have tasted the bitterness of poverty and have eaten from the golden apple of success. I have had to beg for food and I have had high dollar meals served at no cost to me. I have felt crushing defeat and the sweet beauty of victory. I have been judged and I have judged. I have had the hateful looks of scorn because of who I am and the embracing arms of acceptance.

I will never ever know what it's like to be a minority in this nation, I will not know how it feels to be looked upon, in some circles, as second class. I will not know what it's like to be passed over solely because of the color of my skin. I will never know these things.

However, it does not stop me from trying my best to empathize with the plight of a fellow human treated unfairly or killed because of the color of their skin.

Hate, ignorance and racism are exhausting. Acceptance, empathy and understanding is fulfilling.

We learn from positives and belittle ourselves as humans with negatives.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 09:31 AM

1. Wow, I truly appreciate that sharing...



Very well said.



K&R

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 09:41 AM

2. Well said.

k&r

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 10:01 AM

3. Thank you so much...

We need to start coming together if we are going to solve the very serious problems of inequality in this country.

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