byrok (80 posts)
Fri May-07-10 02:17 PM
Things that I am ashamed of:
I am a caucasian
I am heterosexual
I am a male
I am a citizen of the United States
There are more, but these are the ones that seem to bother me the most. When I look at what “white, male, heterosexual” people have done, at times, to people of color, women, and LGBT people, it just makes me so ashamed to be what I am.
I’m certainly not trying to say that all caucasian, heterosexual males are to blame for all the ills of the world. It’s just that every time I see the images and hear the stories of what has been done, and what still is being done to so many people, I personally feel shame. Extreme anger first, but inevitably, shame.
What the hell is wrong with this world? Why can’t everybody just get up everyday and just do the best that they can for themselves and the people that they love without having to hurt others to do it? Why can’t we just let people be people?
I have been here everyday for a long time, just reading. I post very little, but I’m here everyday. I often times share my favorite posters with my wife, especially NG. Love you.