In the beginning, I believe it was God’s intention for mankind to be equal. In fact creation began with only two people. If we believe this logic, it means every person on earth is in some way related. Sadly in today’s society not everyone believes in a world of equality. In fact the need for some to feel more important than others has created a world of inequality, injustice, discrimination, and hate which has being passed down from one generation to another.
The thought process which drives this behavior and the manner in which people treat one another is almost like a mental disease for which a cure is difficult. Sometimes it seems the most we can do is say thank God for the people who can see past color. They help to make the world a better place.
“Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war and until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained… now everywhere is war.”
These words of Haile Selassie written years ago still rings true today. You could say the more things change the more they remain the same. We cannot tell people what to think but if you have a job to protect then you must do so impartially and not allow your personal prejudices to cloud your judgement. The justice system is broken and the way forward is to address the cracks in the system so that the laws apply to everyone equally. It is the system that allows a lot of the injustice because those involved know they will not be held accountable for their actions. We need to fix the justice system.