Just a thought…

Here is a thought: I have been reading the National Geographic magazine on racism and difference, particularly in the Unitted State of America, but also here in Africa, amongst other places. It kept on about labling people, and in the aftermath of Apartheid, we here in South Africa are all to keen to lable people acording to race, religion and sex. My thought is that if we want a free and equal society, we need to do away with these lables, or change them, as so many of them have astigmatisms attached to them. It seems there are Afro-Americans, Native Americans etc., then there are whites or Europeans? It seems to me that the term Euro-Americans (in keeping with all the other terms) should be used to describe People of European or white descent, and here in Africa, they should be turmed Euro-Africans!

It seems that all official documents have this race field in them, which is obligatory to fill in. Maybe, people should just be seen as people, and this field should be dropped from these documents.  Just a thought for discussion?

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6 thoughts on “Just a thought…

  1. Labels, unless on a bottle of poison, or goods, food, etc., should be abolished. Labels for people are all bad in one way or another, including the supposedly complimentary ones. Labels divide and are just one more way to put people into boxes and control them.

    • Thanks for the comment, I feel strongly that we should not lable people, but if we do then every one should havea similar lable. Have been enjoying reading your blog, best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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