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12-27-2010 @ 4:04AM
so, let me guess:you're a white, male american between the age of 18-25 and nothing bad has ever happened to you as a result of your creed and colour and sex?first of all, i do agree with you: picking on someone for who they are is a terrible thing to do, but the greater problem here is that people are irrational. it's different, and they don't like it. it doesn't /really/ help that the "different people" happen to be minorities, and because they are, it makes it that much easier to put them out of sight and out of mind.i'd like to talk, very briefly about this statement in your post:"I don't agree with you and don't feel you should be getting some special privileges like your a minority group or something..."that mentality is half of the problem. gay people are not "special people," they're just people who incidentally happen to like the same sex. black people are just people who "happen to be" born with different colour skin. by rights, if we didn't have a problem with "different people" then this wouldn't even be an issue - we would - by dint of being human - just inherit these priveleges. but, because the greater majority cannot see past these "differences," these minorities have to "prove themselves worthy" of gaining these basic human rights.try the shoe and see how it fits. "no. you may not see your wife, because you are heterosexual and that's frowned upon." or "no. you may not earn an equal salary because you are a male, and that's frowned upon." or "no, you did not inherit this money, because you are christian, and that's frowned upon."not a pleasant feeling, right?
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