Are you a racist? Some people are and proud of this fact, but for the rest of us racism is not on our agenda.
We have discussed in the past the way people look at those who celebrate their heritage, if you are Black you have a history month and this is good, if you are Hispanic you also have a day to celebrate and we all join in to help you celebrate your heritage, history allows everyone to celebrate the independence of America with fireworks, hotdogs, and all that goes along.
We celebrate all of these occasions without the fear of the R word, but once you begin to talk about your Confederate ancestors the rebellion begins once again, those who do not know the truth immediately look at you as if you have lost your mind or either turn away, the race card is thrown out and your Rebel heritage is deemed racist.
If you are from the South you are sometimes deemed to be a racist who is still fighting the Civil War, and sometimes we are our own worst enemy when discussing these facts, I wont claim that I know all, but I do know when discussing facts in today’s time frame we should dress in today’s clothing, unless we are actually at a re-enactment or a program that calls for dressing in costume, for Gods sake don’t give them ammunition that says you are living in the past, we make ourselves look bad when we shoot ourselves in the foot like this.
In my opinion our government, the one who shouts for us to be fair to all, is the same one that will turn it’s back on those less fortunate just because of their status, color, and/or bank account value, this government is the same one that teaches our children to be just like them, this government is one we need to take control of and not allow their racist values to fall into our laps.
Taking control of the government is easier said than done, and with that said I am not trying to overthrow the government, I am suggesting that we overthrow ourselves, by taking a look in the mirror and asking that person what needs to be done to take charge of what is important.
Racism is not a hard one to figure out, most of us are prejudiced in our thinking but most of us do not actually hate anyone, there are a lot who hate anything to do with our Confederate heritage or anything else for that matter, and most of this mindset comes from lack of education on the subject of the Civil War, teach the truth but don’t waste your time and energy arguing with someone who is not listening anyway.
Pay attention to what you say and think before you speak, talk in a normal voice as more people listen to civil talk more so than shouting, teach your children all sides of every story so they can easily learn the truth by knowing each side, even if you have to home school it will be worth it to make sure your child is being taught the truth.
You don’t have to be a racist to teach Confederate Heritage, but if you choose to look down on someone due to their skin color or where they are from…You May Be A Racist.