11 July 2012

How do we measure oursleve when the ruler is not a right one!

Unfortunately, many of us (and not only Iranians) are racist without knowing it. We won’t know until we, ourselves, are victim of racism. In some countries like Canada, racism is considered very negative and people can get into trouble for it. Racial or ethnic prejudice is often viewed as intolerant and narrow-minded. I didn’t know that until I lived in a multicultural country.  

I think many will agree with me that the measure of a man is not by the colour of his/her skin; we might all agree since this is something that we have been told over and over. However, when it comes to nationality, we think we are better than some other people. Why should matter if many many many years ago, my ancestors did belong to Aryan race (i.e. with all the conquering happened by Persian Emperor or the fact that Iran was invaded by many other nations, I would question this fact anyway). Why shouldn't we consider people (personalities) rather than where they are from.

Although sad but this article is very true. What I like about this article is looking at racism from two opposit angles. It opens the discussion about something that we never acknowledge. Why no one talks about this? What is the reason(s) for such attitude?

2 comments:

linus said...

http://ksirrisk.blogspot.com/2012/07/blog-post_09.html

Daisy said...

I don't really want to get into politics. I just want to say we need to be careful to not let the politics of the region overcome our humanity. There were many political reasons for those stupid wars that I won't get into.

Just want to say I met many Iraqis here whose father or grandfathers were Iranian.