- Posted October 21, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Does racism still exist, and where does it start?
Racism Made Me Who I Am
I was born in America and raised in Europe, mostly in Germany, where I attended a German school for first and second grade. The racism that I encountered was so vile that I would not wish it upon my worst nemesis. At age six, I heard things from grown people that make hate speech look like pillow talk.
The idea of "white is right" is thus far bigger than some "stupid American" thing. It pervades virtually all nations where "Europeanism" is considered the desirable standard. It is because of racism that I have experienced from Honolulu to Berlin that I have become a proud black man today. And it is because of racism that I have experienced that I know that we can never completely get rid of racism, and denying it wont help us either. What we can do is talk openly and honestly about it so that we will stop being so ignorant of our fellow brothers and sisters.