Seeing beyond skin color...
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After so many events that have taken place in our lives and country, and remembering yesterday the events of 9/11, I felt compelled to write the following article.

Why is there prejudice and hate among we human beings? We are created equal for the fact is we are all conceived in the same way, brought into this world the same way and allowed to grow in the same way. Choices for religion, no religion, political preference, schooling, jobs, clothing, hair style and all habits are made by each and everyone on an individual bases.

Yes, we are guided and advised by our peers, however, not a single one of these afore mentioned subjects decide the color of our skin.

What creates that fact in one's mind? How can we humans, who have the most powerful tool in the universe, our brain, be so complacent as to be told to hate or distrust someone with a different skin color? Does that make a person who they are? No.

It’s easy to always point the finger. How about those of us who are of many ethnic backgrounds, perhaps African, European, Hispanic and Asian all rolled into one. Would there be out-and-out hate and distrust for those individuals? How many really know what your true colors are?

I can dare say that if you took 10 people, all with different skin colors, put blindfolds on five or more people and had them walk along and feel each of those human arms, they would not be able to pick out the different colors of skin.

Until we learn to accept each other as just fellow human beings, and respect each other, there will be no peace on earth among all.

Please try to see this through clear thoughts and not clouded judgment.

—Judi Bishop

Cleveland, Utah

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