aCTION WEEK AGAINST RACISM "TIME TO BE UNITED"
Although the education from my parents and my school wasn’t racist, the comments that I heard in the street, the news, people who crossed fenced, people spoke about white or black, even in the crayons exist, in Spanish, at least, the colour flesh which means, like the skin of white people and more cases...was so racist.
As I have grown, I have developed my way of thinking, and for me, all the time is even harder to understand the racism.
With a naked eye, it looks like the first division is the skin colour. But I don’t understand why the people speak about black people contemptuously, because at the end, we dream to be black, we spend money and time in the sun just to be black!! And what is more, we not even have the same colour throughout the whole year.
On the other hand, the limits and borders, maybe I would need more knowledge to speak about that, but another thing that I don’t understand, if we all are from the same world “The Earth”, we create limits for the control of the economy, trade, resources... and people?? Seriously?, But for what or whom? If the world suppose would not belong to anyone or belongs to everyone, why some people are denied in some parts of the world, they cannot access, they are even illegal, why other people have to move because they are seeing how their own house are destroying... I think that some people are not interested in them because they do not bring money and they just come to develop countries to earn it humbly and honestly.
Another fact, that catches my attention, is that these people who say that the emigrants come to our countries to take us to our jobs, but the jobs of who? If this poor people take the jobs who anyone wants and in exchange of a miserable salary and even they do not complain.
After note of this kind of behaviour , I traveled and to travel open your mind, and make you more tolerant. So I traveled to underdeveloped countries, and I lived with people who haven’t anything, some of them even they had escaped from their countries for the war and they give to you everything that they have! I lived with people who was colonized by a Spanish guy in 1492, and they did not hate me, they loved me. Then it is when you realized how they treat us, even they know probably that we have more money than them, but they have more heart and that fact they don’t care, they just want that you feel happy and comfortable with them, to know their culture... they will take care of you like a son or a daughter.
I know that could be quite difficult to fight against these people of a closed mind, but we need more human awareness, because all of us, we are humans, brothers and sisters, from this world, and we don’t choose where we were born, but you can choose to act with your heart.
P.S: To all these people whose dream is moving to developing countries, I am not very sure if it would be worthy, you will lose your culture, your essence, to finish submitting to the capitalistic society of the” Development” countries.
And to the people who have never gone to undeveloped countries, I recommend you to live for at least some days in one because you learn about respect, humble, tolerance, and of course your mind will change, because they will make you feel even better than home. Thank you for your respect, for your welcome to all the people who decide to go to your countries or to know you, thank you to show that still exist heart in the world above interests economics.
Rakel Colás Gorricho