I’m just glad that I always have Chester to come home to. He is the epitome of pure innocence and love. Everyone needs a cat in their lives, or a pet of any kind that shows you that not everything in the world is not so innocent and loving.
Racism is very much alive and well in Southern Indiana. I’ve lived here all of my life and have witnessed it thousands of times. I don’t know why it still surprises me when I see something blatantly racist.
Bloomington is a small city, but a big college town. The majority of people here are associated with the university and there is a lot of diversity, which can’t be found everywhere in Indiana. The second most spoken language in Bloomington is Korean. I love living here and it’s the only place in Indiana, besides maybe Indianapolis, that I will ever live. Other than that, I would like to live somewhere on the west coast, Portland or Seattle perhaps. Sometimes being in the university world makes me forget that not everyone is as educated as me and ignorance is quite prevalent.
Racism of any kind is my biggest pet peeve. I do not understand it and never will. It is pure ignorance. I rarely speak up on here about my larger opinions, but this one cannot go unspoken for.
Today, a friend of mine pointed out that another person I know liked a page on Facebook that could very well be a front for a white supremacy group. It doesn’t even deserve to be named on here. It was like a bad disaster, I just couldn’t help but look. I was appalled at some of the things I saw on that page. Some things do NOT deserve to be liked on Facebook.
Not only did it hurt to see such terrible things written about who are not “white,” but it also hurt so much that someone I know would choose to express their views in this way. This person knows that I am in an intercultural relationship and at least pretends to be ok with it. This made it much worse.
I felt nauseated all day. Nauseated, frustrated, and angry. I didn’t want to think differently of the person and I will still be kind to them, but I do feel differently about them now.
Feelings of hatred toward anyone who is not exactly like you or at least the way you want them to be is ignorance and has no place in our modern world.
My motto is to kill everyone will kindness, regardless.
I’m just lucky that I have tons of pictures of Chester and my niece and nephew on my phone and computer at work to look through. Sometimes you just need a happy place like that to get through the day 🙂
I mean seriously, how could these two not make your day better? 🙂
They are so precious 🙂 Chester is too.
Thanks for reading my rant today. I appreciate it.