Lately when I look on the news I get enraged. What is with the world and Discrimination? Look how far we have come… Integrated schools, integrated marriages, women rights, rights for African Americans, gay marriage and rights for their partners… We have come so far, but now I feel like we are going backwards. WAKE UP AMERICA WHEN WE DIE WE LEAVE THE WORLD FOR GENERATIONS TO COME! This is too much hate for a world with too much progress.
I am a person, a human being. I am a person whose gender female. I am a person whose sexual preference is women. I am a person whose ethnicity is Middle Eastern. I am a person. I WILL NOT BE CLASSIFIED AS ANYTHING OTHER THAN A PERSON. I noticed more than anything we as people classify and discriminate against others. It sickens me honestly. Black lives matter, White lives matter, Transgender lives matter, Gay lives matter, Native American lives matter…. the list goes on and on. People all lives matter! My life is no more important than the homeless man sleeping in the park. My life is no less important than the President of the United States. All of our lives matter equally. Which means that my rights matter equally. Open your eyes to what is going on in the world today and Promote love, acceptance, knowledge and understanding. If everyone tries to kill or control people different than who you are, There will be nothing left but people who you believe are like you.
I am equally as disturbed by the government trying to control our lives. I understand that when the constitution was made there was not nearly as much diversity as there is now, but our country was diverse with different tribes of Native Americans. The Constitution starts out “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Think about that for a second. We the People… not the certain classifications of people, but all people.Yes we have a majority of caucasions, yet we have a lot of minorities because America is the melting pot of people. We have all kinds of people with different ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, and races. Those are what make us different. What makes us the same is when you cut our arms we all bleed the same color blood. We all have a heart and that is the reason we are alive. Why do people feel they have the right to control if a woman has an abortion or not. They do not have to live with the consequences of the decision.
Honestly until recently I was never really truly aware of what being a transgender person really was. I have met some amazing people who showed me it is no different than me. They are transitioning to the person they are meant to be. This year I went to Transgender Day of Rememberance and on these signs that led up to the place where the vigil was held. I was in disbelief of how many people have been killed because they were being who they are. Those PEOPLE ( From we the PEOPLE) were a brother a sister a lover a friend a wife or a husband. Recently a new bill has been brought up…. what the bill states is that a transgender person cannot use a public bathroom for the gender they live their life as, but have to use the bathroom for the gender they were born. NOW EXCUSE ME BUT THAT IS THE MOST DISGUSTING THING I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE! How can anyone even think of something like that. You are intruding on their personal rights first off. Second off is there nothing better to focus on than what a person who lives their daily life as the person they are to degrade them to using a bathroom of the opposite sex. THAT IS DEGRADING! THEIR LIVES MATTER. TRANSGENDER LIVES MATTER. THEY ARE APART OF WE THE PEOPLE!
Recently I had read a story about two African American man who had shot and killed a two caucasian teens. At sentencing one of the shooters stood, Frederick Young stood up after hearing the statements made by the families of the victims and said “I’d like to say sorry to the families of Aiyana Jones, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and I want to apologize to them for not being able to get justice for their loved ones who were murdered in cold blood. And in respect for the peaceful protest I want to say hands up, don’t shoot, black lives matter. That’s it your honor.” By killing two caucasian teens this is not peaceful. Those two teenage boys lives matter! I see the stories on the news of all the young African American teens who are killed and in my opinion justice has not been served to them. Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are two that I know everyone has heard about. Radio personality Reggie Dee is taking a stand by walking 1300 miles from Dallas, TX to West Palm Beach, FL to take a stand against racism! Here is the news story http://www.nbcdfw.com/video/#!/news/local/Man-Walks-From-Dallas-to-Florida-Fighting-Racism/291167871 and here is the website for more information about it… I encourage you all if he comes by your city go meet him and walk with him http://www.walkwithmeagainstracism.com/. BY TAKING A LIFE FOR ANOTHER LIFE IS NOT THE WAY TO BRING UP JUSTICE OR AWARENESS. BLACK LIVES MATTER! THEY ARE APART OF WE THE PEOPLE!
Being Iranian and a proud one at that I got a lot of crap from kids at school because of 9/11. I was being punished for what people I had never met, never even knew existed did. To this day some people think its funny to make comments that oh don’t make them (talking about Middle Easterns) mad they will blow you up. I don’t have statistics but I do have other Middle Eastern friends. They were bullied as well. I have an old boss that had neighbors discriminate against them and try to run them out of the neighborhood. MIDDLE EASTERN LIVES MATTER!!! THEY ARE APART OF WE THE PEOPLE!
I have a very very good friend of mine who is Native American. We have had a lot of conversations because my favorite football team is FSU Seminoles. I didn’t want to offend her because during football season I post a ton of football stuff and I also know that the Mascot is a Native American. I messaged her to let her know because I would never want to disrespect anyones heritage because of my posts. I will say this I do not agree with the Native American being a mascot, it could be easily changed to something else from the tribe. I will say thought when I see him ride out before the football games I see a strong man representing Heritage. The war paint on his body representing stories of fights that the tribe had been involved in. I don’t see a mascot I see history. Talking throughout the days with her and learning some of the stuff I have I can’t believe what this world has come to. I mean I have never agreed with how their land was taken from them. I learned that some people are in awe when they see Native Americans like they had never existed. I remember in 2nd grade there was a Native American festival… its been quiet a few years so I don’t remember everything but I do remember we sat in a circle and watched as they did a tribal dance. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. The music was very different than anything I have ever come across and I was intrigued. Native American LIVES MATTER. THEY ARE APART OF WE THE PEOPLE.
I notice instead of people taking the time to learn about whats going on, and see the world we pretend its not happening. Then when something big happens were like oh wow I didn’t know. All People Matter. All Lives Matter. Without education you will never truly value the life of a person different from you. We have come sooo far! We have all types of technology and ways to get knowledge. Talk to someone different than you! This is too much hate for nothing. We don’t want a world full of hate and ignorance for our children and grandchildren for the generations to come.
I am taking a stand today! I encourage all my friends, family, and people who read this to get up and take a stand. Stop the Hate! Educate yourself. If you are interested in taking a stand with me Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and lets walk together peacefully to show lives matter!