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Sunset Poppies posted a topic in PoetryI'd like to start by saying That it may appear I'm not involved . Born and raised here, a "true" american, in a nice, rich, democratic city where everyone thinks the same things (in terms of politics, at least). People don't have prejudice when they look at me If I curse, am rude, say something stupid, that's not applied to my mother or father or teachers who look like I do. Who look white. But that doesn't mean that I don't see what others like me are doing. It doesn't mean that I don't judge what some of you are doing. Sometimes I get it. I hate it, but I've slipped up. I regret everyday. You say that the problem is other people, that "we are the good ones, that it's just those not right in the head those ones from over the border those ones who look different those ones who love wrong those ones who believe in a different version of god." But what happens when you are suddenly faced with the gripping realization that laws are on people not guns on people not tax bills on people not corporations on people, just like you who want to feed their families by leaving them behind forever who want to have another chance who are dreamers who are hard-working who look and sound and believe different but are still people. Those laws aren't working. We've tried working on people, and it didn't work. We don't need more laws to use on people. To anyone who's not convinced yet think of this. What happens if a child, a son, lets say, doesn't like girls? Doesn't believe in the kind of god you do? Loves someone who doesn't look like everyone you know? isn't "right in the head"? You can't control the human condition. You can't control humans. If your son hates his life making it just peachy won't help. Pushing him might just push him to guns, drugs, rape, hate, and more. And then what will you do when your little boy is on TV shooting up a school full of innocent children. You don't have to listen to me. I'm just words on a screen. But I'm really tired of my friends breaking down after class because for them racism is present. I'm tired of listening to girls get harassed on the street Because they wear less clothes or more than most. They are on your side the people you hate. Many voted for him too not because they wanted to be deported or harassed or worse. But because they wanted to "make america great again". They want jobs and food and better wages just like you. They thought only the "bad" would punished that they were "good people". But the man they voted for punishes everyone. I hate to be that person, but to quote To Kill A Mockingbird, "I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks."(231) _____________________________________________________________________ I don't know if this was PC or not. I hope so. Let me know if it wasn't. I just was kind of fed up with the way things have been going the past year and a quarter.
Connor posted a topic in Creative NonfictionCast: Me-Musket: half white half Athabascan Caleb: white, military family Scene: canoeing on Kenai lake Caleb: Hey musket last day you want to share a canoe? Me: Sure why not. Time passes Caleb: Why are the only ones here who have braces Alaska Native? Me: Because we get discounted health care. Caleb: Why? Me: because white people took over the Americas and forced us into reservations. Caleb: you didn't answer the question. Me: ya I did, white people take over, then feel guilty and give us compensation, discounted health care. Caleb: but if the government has enough money to a minority free health care why don't we? Me: because that is what the government decided Caleb: but why do we have to pay for it in taxes? Me: why do we have to pay the government so that they can have big guns? Caleb: you answered my question with a question, you can't do that. Me: well I just did, deal with it, and answer the question. Caleb: because other wise we would be taken over by other countries. What ever wit tell my why we have to pay for something my ancestors did? Me: because that is what the government decided. End of story. Authors note: I do not blame "Caleb" for being an asshole and I don't blame any other white person who's ignorance hurts another person. This memory came to me after reading @sugarskulled 's post Also this happened in the summer I was not canoeing on the ice. Last thing: I shortened this because my memory is very imperfect . Dedcation: "Kate" because I thought you should know. I love you