I am from Mumbai, I am better than Delhites, I am a Muslim I am better than you, Indians are better than US citizens, A Boy is better than a Girl, White people are better than Black people, NRI better than Indian citizens.
All this statements have one thing in common i.e Racism
Racism comes in many way and it leads to deadly consequences and the harm racisms can cause to the society can’t be measured. Let’s see the three current racist happenings in the world.
- First the Nagaland lynching of a person by removing him from jail. He was called a rapist but medical report proved that he wasn’t one. I am calling it a racist attack because he was killed due to being termed as a Bangladeshi immigrant.
- An Indian was rejected an internship in Germany because the person over there feared the rapist Indian mentality.
- Majid Haq the slowest bowler in the world, Who plays for Scotland was dropped from the squad and He tweeted that it was due to his race. Next, He was flown back home.
All this are current example of what I would called racism, But is racism a new phenomena?
In America white people killed black people for years. Black people were treated as slave for many years. Some years back there were racism attack on Indians in Australia. In my own country India racist attacks have being so common. People from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were hated in Mumbai. North-East Indians are not considered as Indians. Attack on different religions have being a common site in the recent years. Growing fear within the Indian minorities.
If we look deep into us we all would seem racist. Imagine a small thing like the locality we live in. Surely there has been a thought “Ok! we live in this locality that’s why we are better then that locality “. I would say we all have been racist some day or the other.
But how bad is racism?
It fills us with anger, Derives us from living together, Derives equal right, Stops our progress and hurts the world. We wont realize racism till the time we face it and that time, We would be heart broken telling people about what has happened with us. We won’t even think about the time we have done the same. Yes it might not be that scale but it was the same thing ‘Racism’
How does Racism starts?
Racism starts with the big fat ego of ours, its nothing but our pathetic egoistic behaviour which make us feel proud over others caste, community and creed. So we start looking at them in a negative way, This starts racism and then it leaves the world in a mess.
- Tell me how can some one be better then others due to a certain locality or country he lives in?
- Due to his skin color?
- Or language he speaks?
You might live anywhere but the way you carry yourself is more important. You might be white or black or brown but your heart towards the needy is more important. You might speak any language but the way you speak is more important. We all are humans, We all are creation of the Almighty. We all are the same.
My view on Racism through the saying of My Idol Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
Racism has to be stopped or else we all would face racist attack one day or the other. To stop racism, Start today by viewing everyone just as a human being. Irrespective of What he/she follows , How he/she looks , What he/she speaks and where he/she lives.
Yes I know the change is difficult and it would take time but as it is rightly said :
“The only thing permanent in life is change”
The day world gets into One blanket of ‘Humanity’ we would all succeed.
Reply your views on how to stop Racism.