Is Prejudice a Lethal form of Bullying?


While I am not African American, I am a black Caribbean woman living in this wold and it would be naive of me to think that prejudices just because they are exploding out of one country, cannot affect all of the world. The Covid-19 pandemic should have shone light on that fact that anything that affects and impacts one of us, affects us all.

Another thing that pandemic showed us was that unlike us, viruses do not discriminate among ethnicity. If it attacks the human system, then we are ALL vulnerable. End. So in this light, I have to say I am so exhausted of the ongoing feuds we are still enabling around the world.

I am beyond exhausted that we even HAVE to have a hashtag #BlackLlivesMatter just so a stand for justice, equity and understanding that it is beyond NOT ok and will not stand to so openly behave in this way, to openly take such aggressive actions against a person because of the colour of their skin, because of perpetuated economic stereotyes and because we as a society have not let go of the ‘black people are dangerous mentality’.

We are all dangerous, and there is no ethnicity that has not done something violent against their own and others, so we need justice now. And to really change this centuries old conditioning, we have to see that when prejudices are boiled down, it is a lethal form of bullying.

Bullying in any form is not acceptable and we all know it is a condition that can be resolved, can be healed, the question here is: Do we want to heal and become the generation that took real, committed strides towards healing prejudices and seeing each other as human beings end,

OR

Are we the generation that keeps the pain and suffering going, by inciting more blame, more finger pointing and not getting justice in the way we all agreed was the process for it?

Let’s be the generation that teaches our differences are wonderful, that we all make mistakes and are flawed but that is not what defines us as a people. Let’s be the generation that teaches love is a human state of being that should not be scoffed at, but spread throughout each and every culture.

What will you choose?


24 thoughts on “Is Prejudice a Lethal form of Bullying?

  1. I’ve never looked at racism in this light before, but you’ve definitely given me something to think about. I choose the latter option for our world!

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    1. Education is one of the best ways, but it only works when you’re ready to educated and allow your mindset to shift. Some aren’t ready to become stronger in a more positive way and that is such a shame.

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  2. Our differences are indeed beautiful and what makes us unique. Not better than the other just different. Love and respect is something everyone wants and needs. Let’s spread it more.

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    1. That’s a concept I think people struggle over, the idea of ‘ different’ and there is so much to celebrate and learn from each other. Different just means fun, not ‘better’ or ‘ lesser’. I’m with you, ready to spread more love and respect for all.

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  3. It is absolutely a form of bullying but a dangerous and violent form that must be treated at the root. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. This is an inspiring read to speak out but for many, to learn.

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  4. I agree with you that bullying of any kind is unacceptable! I seriously don’t understand why people discriminate, bully, and hurt others and I challenge the people who do to really look deep inside themselves and figure out where, when, and why they came to think that way.
    great topic!

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    1. I’m so with you Eloise. I don’t understand how you’d want to stay that way and not just heal and live a happier, fuller life with all the humans. Hopefully with more willingness to understand and to heal, bullying in all forms won’t be an active thing anymore.

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    1. I’m glad you can talk as a family about it because it really is a form of bullying and I’m always, always happy when we see it for what it is and resolve it as a community. Your children are already miles ahead of many adults!

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  5. I stand with you girl! I have 4 kids and I am immersing them in BLM. I want them to understand how the world got here and fill them with the knowledge to be inclusive and loving humans. I can’t change the world, but my family is not going to be part of the problem if I can help it.

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