Because of my skin color, ethnics or race? Feb 7, 2023 19:12:02 GMT -5
Post by Radrook Admin on Feb 7, 2023 19:12:02 GMT -5
Because of my skin color, ethnics or race?
"They don't like me because of my skin color. They don't like me because of my ethnicity. They don't like me because of my race."
All of us have heard this plenty of times from people who feel that they are being unjustly treated. Now, the question is why? Why do some people who are clearly morally wrong, like to shift the blame of how their conduct is negatively evaluated to ethnics, race or color?
Well, the reason is very simple, if they attribute it to skin-color, ethnicity, or race, then there is absolutely nothing that they can do about it. In other words, they are absolutely under no obligation to even try to change. After all, it isn't
their fault that they are Puerto Rican! Not their fault that they are Native American. Not their fault that they are African American or white. In short, they can very comfortably continue exactly as they are.
So thieves, can continue as thieves, murderers as murderers, pathological liars, as a liars, or child abuser, or wife beaters as wife beaters, or whatever garbage it is that they are actually doing, with a clear conscience. Why? Well, because it isn't really their fault, is it? It is really their skin-color, ethnicity and/or race that people are disliking-right?
Unfortunately, for such individuals, there are definitely legitimate reasons to condemn their behavior and it has absolutely nothing to do with race. It has to do with the mortal responsibility that is incumbent on every single human being to abide by that moral responsibility and or else garner criticism. In fact, do it frequently enough, and they might garner hatred for that persistence either as an individual or a group.
It is the behavior alone that is causing the trouble. It is the behavior alone that is giving the group a screwed up reputation. It is the behavior alone that must change in order to solve the situation.
Of course, it is wrong to pre-judge people based on their membership in such groups. Each person must be judged individually. But is it really unreasonable to feel apprehensive in the presence of a member of a group that has a bad reputation for being, perhaps, inclined to violence, to theft, to marital infidelity, and so on?
If indeed we are required to gullibly assume innocence and lower our guard, then the statistical probability of being victimized by a member of such a group is very high. Isn't it?
Hypothetical Example: let's suppose that blue Martians tend to throw rocks at human heads. We see a blue Martian and decide to give him the benefit of the doubt and get our brains spattered by a rock. Simple common sense would tell us that being to trusting is foolish and that group reputations must indeed betaken vey seriously. Horses tend to kick. Should we trust our horse not to kick us when walking up to it from behind??
If women of a certain group have a reputation for marital infidelity, should we ignore that reputation and seek marriage with a female from that group? Of course, the chances of our marriage being ruined because of infidelity increase, and if it happens, then we asked for it because we gambled and did not heed statistics.
In Spain, Gypsies have a reputation for being thieves. It is a reputation reinforced by each succeeding generation. Should we trustingly leave our Gypsy friends alone with our expensive jewelry? In the USA, some groups have a reputation for ganging upon people when one gets into a fight. Should we ignore that and trust that we are going to be allowed a fair fight? Members of certain groups have a reputation for feeling superior. Should we trust that the person we just met isn't feeling superior?
Are these group reputations to be ignored? Really? Why? In order to look politically correct? Being politically correct will not restore your brains once they are stomped on. It will not restore the time you wasted on a marriage. It will not restore your stolen furniture.
So you have a choice my friend. Go ahead, greet the blue stone-throwing Martian and get brained. Or be cautious and reduce the chances. Nothing to do with the blue color of the Martian skin per se-nothing at all.