Wednesday, April 15, 2009

This. Is. Wrong.

Just in case you missed it, I circled the word HATE.

As some of you know from my previous posts I take a few classes at a local college.
In a place of higher learning, where most of the people I see and meet aren't white, I'm shocked to see such ignorant behavior. People come to this school to study, to get jobs, to contribute to society. Every possible sub-culture has a "club" in this school, from the Asian Student Association, to the Christian Student Union, to the Jewish Student Council, to the Punjabi Speaking Students Club, to the Spanish Club and even the Muslim Student Association (just to name a few).

A few weeks back, I had a decent chat with some of the students from the Muslim Student Association when they held a bake sale for a local food bank. I had awesome food from all over the world and talked about (what else) politics and I even schooled a few of them on the teachings of the Koran. It was entertaining as hell and most of the kids I spoke to agreed wholeheartedly with what I had to say and the one who didn't was ridiculed by his fellow Muslim students for being an idiot.

The picture is taken from a staircase directly above the Muslim Student Association's rooms and is meant to be seen by as many Muslim students as possible. Such a blatant act of ignorant hate and disrespect for people of other cultures upsets me to no end. We are a country of immigrants: when the French arrived the First Nations were already here we were guests in their country, then the English came, the Irish, the Scots, the Chinese and eventually people from all over the world. Get with the program people, we are a multi-cultural and plural society. If you can't deal with it become a survivalist and live in your basement, this land belongs to all of us.

Racism and intolerance is just wrong. period.

Muchacho Enfermo

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Usha said...

This. Is. Wrong. Indeed.

Muchacho Enfermo said...

I know... I still can't believe we have to deal with this crap.

Patrick Ross said...

I think that because most of what we hear about these Muslim Students Associations is about Muslim radicalism and militism most people assume that Muslim Students Associations are all full of anti-Jew radicals.

It simply isn't true, but good luck convincing people of that.

Muchacho Enfermo said...

I'm going to keep trying to convince people that just because you hear about radical groups it doesn't mean that everyone is a radical. That's like saying all french Canadians are separatists or that all Americans are rednecks.

Marxe said...

I agree with everything but the comment of: "we were guests in their country".

I think that French and Spanish (in Latin America) didn't behave as First Nations expected (or at least, no one expects to be killed by his guests).

But as you say, we have to understand that we're World citizens and that make us brothers and sisters.

I'm surprised to see that in 2009, we're not able to behave yet as civilized people.

That's absolutely sad.

Muchacho Enfermo said...

You're right Marxe.... what I meant by "guest in their country" was that they were here first. ANd yes no one expects to be killed by their guests... hopefully not over dinner tomorrow anyways :P