Racism is everywhere. It never ceases to amaze me how people can be okay with racism. I would like to personally ask a racist person how he or she can think that simply because someone is different than you, that person is understood to be treated like garbage. Is it okay to say that a black person is less than another person who isn’t black? Is it okay to say that every white person is racist against black people? Is every middle eastern person really a terrorist? NO. Where is the right, equality, or fairness in being racist? There isn’t any at all. Some people say that life isn’t fair, but that is because we don’t give life or people a chance to be. How can there be so much racism in the world, in The United States? Why is “the land of the free” is so infamous for slavery? The color of someone’s skin, the accent they have, the culture they are accustomed to does not mean that they are worse than you are. Even though what they see as right may be different from what you see it as doesn’t mean they are wrong. What I know is wrong is racism. What confuses me is how half-hearted the effort to stop the issue is. There is nothing wrong with not being racist. As people we must open our minds up to the others surrounding us in this world. So many of the problems we face as a global community could be solved if we could all get over this mindset of being better than those who are different than us. Just because racism has always been a part of our life doesn’t mean that we can’t change it.