Thursday, 26 May 2016
How long will it be before people are treated as human beings instead of being ridiculed and discriminated against due to their looks, beliefs, choices, or identity?
At this rate, I probably won't see that happen in my lifetime.
I consider myself an "ally": I am straight/agnostic but I have friends who are gay, lesbian, transfan, Christian, Muslim, vegetarian... the list goes on. I respect them for living their lives the way they see fit (even if I happen to disapprove of said lifestyle) as long as they don't try to impose it on me or use it as an excuse to hurt others.
Every time I hear news of someone being harrassed due to their skin colour or denied services because they don't speak French, it infuriates me. We all deserve better.
The mess in the United States with a racist, misogynistic, hatemongering buffoon poised to become a political leader speaks volumes about how lacking the educational system is and how far we need to go to fix it.
This quagmire of non-inclusiveness is not what our forefathers fought and died for to protect.