You and I, we are all the same.

Written by Mayur Nai | Posted on  3 - June.

For the longest time and as far as I can remember, I have been called a lot of names and things just because of the color of my skin and how different I look. Did I fight back?  did I argue back and try and defend myself? When you fight with a fool, you a fool. I am half Indian and half Arab from my biological father’s side so the color of my skin is fairly “brownish/white” and my hair looks different too, in some sense its funny because my origin has been mistaken by people and they can’t figure out where I’m from.

When I was old enough to understand why people do that and why that’s the case everywhere in the world right now, why so many people face racial offence, I understood one very important thing. People are not educated on “Cultural diversity”. In other words, you can’t really blame them, it’s not their fault they don’t know.

What is cultural diversity?                                                                                                                                   
the existence of a variety of cultural or ethnic groups within a society”. There’s a huge reason why we all live together in a very diverse state. We can learn so much from each other I mean think of so many things we have accomplished so far. People need to be educated on how we can benefit from one another and nothing can come out of killing just because the color of my friend’s skin if different from yours.

We are all the same, but we are all so very different. That is what makes us so special. Let us leave behind these petty fight we have like children. Speaking of which we should learn from them, children don’t know what racism is, the will live and play together as if they were best of friends, while on the other hand their parents done see eye to eye. You see the problem here. We need to move on and work together for a better world. What will we leave behind as our legacy? What will the future say about us in their history books? That we hated each other just because of the color of our skin and how different we are? Times have changed, so should we.