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Racism Input

Discrimination is a concept that I’ve never really understood. I just don’t see the need for it to exist. Why does it matter which country you come from or what colour your skin is? Why should one life be worth more than another?

I find it very easy to see how easy it is for society to adopt a ethnocentric view. As I grew older, I began to realise that this was the view of my parents. Being an inquisitive person, I have always enjoyed questioning peoples views in order to try to understand where they come from and what they believe to be right. This did not come without its difficulties. As a young child I was taught that the colour of your skin mattered in how you should be treated but at around the age of 8 I questioned everything. I  didn’t see the point of treating someone as less of a person for things they could not help.

Although I found the input insightful and interesting, it didn’t change my opinions and thoughts on the topic.