Words of Wisdom:

"to rid yourself of desire to be empty to attain enlightment" - Gautam

Becoming a Better Nation

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 12:12 AM
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Part I: The Problem

A. Racism

As an American citizen, it would be easy to say we should encourage both unity and diversity, but, in truth, it is almost impossible to implement such a great idea. Our nation would be a utopian society if we could implement both global or nation-wide unity while keeping our citizen’s diverse. Unfortunately, it’s an oxymoron – like saying we’re all alone together.

Part II: The Dream Answer

A. Utopia

We could always take each individual aside from all they knew and brainwash them into believing that everyone was created equal, allow 10 year olds to vote just the same as 90 year olds and 45 year olds, and create family units of “brothers” and “sisters” who are of all different ethnicities. Then our nation would have both unity and diversity!! We could erase all those years of slavery, deception, and racism by never thinking of it again! Wow. Wouldn’t that be lovely??

Unfortunately, we don’t live in dreams. You see, even if we were able to rob citizens of their United States’ freedoms and brainwash them, still our nation would have our racists, and we’d lack both unity and diversity coexisting as one. Racism is the reason we cannot have diversity and unity. Now this is because of the meaning of this word “racism.”

Part III: Racism

A. Opinions

Now, let’s think of this logically: What is racism? Now when we want to find this out, duh, we go to the dictionary – and what more famous than our trusty (and dusty, in my case) “Webster’s Dictionary”?

“Rac · ism (rā ´ siz ´ em) n. … 2 Any program or practice of racial discrimination, segregation, etc. based on such beliefs – rac ´ ist n., adj.”

The main word in this definition is the word “beliefs.” A belief is not based on a fact; it’s based...


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  1. great article
    • Dec 08, 2012 - Evaluator: (singla52)
    • wow..well said