Colours are supposed to be fun, perhaps God created colours to entertain us, make us feel good with abundant variety around us.But the manner in which human race has demonized skin colour is unfathomable.This is as lame as a Cedar tree telling a Banana tree – “Oh! Your leaves skin colour is so light and beautiful!!”it doesn’t work this way…..the diversified flora and fauna is created to relish each one’s uniqueness and not to look down upon the others.The biosphere works on very simple rule of balance and it has enough place for everyone and everything except greed.Unfortunately, human race has been totally taken over by lust, greed and ego which is not only leading to anger and dissatisfaction within them but to everyone around them.
Even in the so very advanced 21st century and from the world’s most civilised and developed societies we seem to have totally misunderstood colour,so simple yet made so complex and difficult by our mucky mindset. When we hear a huge outcry for such reasons it not only puts entire humanity to shame but also validates the subtle or stark racism that prevails across the globe.
All apartheid related episodes are a reminder indeed that humans enjoy segregation rather than the power of collaboration.Though there are no scientific or logical basis but the way bias is passed from one generation to another is very subtle and almost seamless .Interestingly bias simply permeates facilely. As they say our kids do not listen to what we preach them,rather they watch our actions and observe our intentions.It’s true that the message our words convey is far less than the tone and intent with which they are conveyed.So it’s high time we acknowledge this power and act wisely. We have to stop superficial support to the real demonic issues and continue lives with our shrewd ways. We cannot any longer be only politically correct and we need to really mean that the well being of all fellow human beings matter….. yes all lives matter be it human or other animals, be it black or Caucasian…. But here i will say that the lives which have lived under prejudice for generations need our humility and acknowledgement with due apologies that they genuinely do MATTER.
Cover picture credit:Sangram Naik