Monday, June 29, 2015

We were never there.....

Well it is officially summer now and the 4th of July is upon us. Time for celebrating our nation's birth and our freedom! Of course there have been a lot of changes over the years since then. A whole lot.

None of us were there to see a lot of how America was back then. Only our ancestors. Our nation has a sad past. We can't change that past but we can learn from it, hopefully forget it too. Slavery was really bad. Segregation was really bad. Of course, in many ways that hasn't changed (its in reverse in many ways). That's part of our past we need to forgive and forget about. Yeah it was wrong and I'm sorry for how people were treated but the only way we can rise above it is by stopping it dead in its track. And the only way we can do that is by forgiving ourselves for what our ancestors did.

Yes, there's still hate in our nation which is also sad and I wish there was a magic wand to take it away but there isn't so its going to take time for it to finally go away. That has to start with each and every one of us. If we stop teaching our children its okay to hate another race, that will never go away. But we also have to stop saying we can't have a good life because of it either. That's up to each and every one of us too.

I was raised by people in my family who didn't like other races and me and my sisters were not aloud to date someone who wasn't black but I didn't turn out like them. I see people as equal. I consider myself color blind when it comes to people. If I can do that then so can everyone else. It has to start with ourselves. We have to put our hate and anger aside and forgive each other.

I hope I didn't offend anyone. That was not my intention. With Independence day coming up it got me thinking. Every time someone is killed by someone of a different color, it gets me thinking too. Just because they are different races, it really doesn't mean someone is racist every time. Black people kill white people too. Sometimes it is. And its sad any time someone is killed. I pray for all families involved. I pray that people stop the hate, either way. Whether its against the race, the gender, the age, the personality, or whatever someone hates someone else for. I pray it all stops. And we can all live in peace with each other and make this a great country to be living together in. As brothers and sisters. We are the human race.

Again, I'm not trying to offend anyone and if I have I am truly sorry. Its not intention. I just wanted to share how I feel. I love everyone!

Thank you!!!!!

Amber Rigby Grosjean

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