I want to add my agreement to the idea that we need to stand up for what is right and not allow these incidents to pass unremarked. If the Stars Were Made to Worship So Will I shirt We should not be Flamingos but, ummm, some other animal that is more proactive in dealing with issues haha. Sorry, analogies at this hour might not be my strong point.
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It is not anyones job to judge a photo and a couple lines but I think the idea behind HONY that i most buy into is Listen to the people and hear their version of Life(you dont have to agree or even understand it) But also dont transform their story into Your story that is easier to swallow. If they sit in the company of people that use the “n” word and do not feel strongly enough to walk away…it is what it is. If the Stars Were Made to Worship So Will I shirt I am a true optimist , I believe EVERYONE has the capacity to be good and a better version of themselves, I believe Love should be our motivation in any interaction we engage in; But I also believe We cannot change the world by being Flamingos (pretty non offensive but head under water) To Change a societies mentality We first need to Undress it and reveal it and then we can have an honest conversation of change
You make some excellent points and I appreciate the kind words and the considerate manner in which you expressed yourself. It is rare to have a conversation with a stranger on the internet that is not a name calling, shouting match and, honestly, I find it very refreshing to be able to talk about such a sensitive topic in a friendly, open way. Cheers to you (and everyone else participating in this thread)! I would like to say that what prompted me to write my original comment was not from the HONY post itself but, rather, the fact that so many comments were labeling these unknown people as racists. I wanted to share my thoughts on how that might be a bit premature and I worry that in our desire to stomp out racism we might be striking out too hard and too quickly in some cases. I certainly never intended to claim we should not stand up to potentially racists events.