Racism is pointless. We may have different skin colours but underneath we still hurt when we are called names, bleed when cut and need love and sustenance to live. Underneath we are all the same. Fear is one of the big causes of racism. Fear of what we don’t know. What is foreign to us. When I was little people looked different. I could tell someone was from Asia, Africa even Greece and Scandinavia. They were different. These days I look at people and that is what I see. People. People the same as myself. They no longer look different (not vastly anyway.) Is it because I’ve travelled, that I truly live in an integrated mixed society (not true for I believe our government is extremely racist) or that people come into our lounge rooms via the television. Whatever it is I know they are people, with the same needs, wants and desires as myself.
Why the hell had he come to this rally? Yves squirmed in his seat as he listen to the vitriol pour from the mouths of the speakers. They were inciting the crowd to riot, mob and maim those from the Middle East, The Sudan and other parts of Africa. He had to risk that anger being transferred to him. He stood and commanded the floor. At least they respected him. Well at least for the moment. “Brothers” he said in a loud clear voice. “Why do you wish to hurt my brothers. We share the same Granny. Mitochondrial Eve.
Yes it’s true. We are all related. If you want to know more about maternal ancestors
This is in response to Charli’s prompt:
April 29, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that tackles racism. Think about common ground, about the things that rip us apart as humans. How we can recover our identities in a way that honors the identities of all individuals? What breaks the barrier of other-ness? Imagine a better tomorrow that doesn’t need expression in riots or taking sides on social media. As writers, think about genres, characters, tension and twists. We can rebuild.
Respond by May 5, 2015 to be included in the weekly compilation.Rules are here. All writers are welcome!