Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Freedom Writers

Well it got me thinking quite a bit. Racial segregation isn't really a new issue to me. With several concerned friends, we've talked abt it over the table, we've seen it happening in our campuses and neighbourhood. And while i thought that things aren't going too well here, i only realized that things are so bad in the other side of the world after watching this.

Talking racial issues at home is very different as talking it in campus. Here, a lot of discontentments and complaints has built in my parents and my ancestors' heart. They felt that racially, we're being treated unfairly, we're being clamped down because we could be better. and the integration that we'll been promoting, they consider as comprimising, something that will lead your race to being wiped out. So to them, integration is liar. We should protect our root, our cultures, our own people.

Honestly, i wouldn't say that they're talking nuts. In fact, i've heard it over times since i was young, but things changed after i enter university. Actually, I changed. My perspective changed. Yes, i do think it's unfair. But what good do we do, if we convert our anger and bitterness into hatred and intolerance? Things are just going to get worse! Yet, it is so much easier for it to be said than to be done, esp for the older generation, who was hurt so much, to forgive each other wrongdoings...?

I'm trying to relate biblical teaching in this context. Listen to what Jesus says, 'but i tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.' Luke 6:27-29

The time when i find it hard to follow this is when i found out that the other isn't following it. Then i'll feel like a fool, being taken advantage for nothing.

I wonder since when human race identify themselves according to races. I wonder why would all these racist ideas comes along.

Nice show, watch it!

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