Since voting time is just around the corner, we’ve been receiving tons of calls telling us who we should go out and vote for. Today we received a call saying that someone was voting for Trump because his son was shot by an illegal immigrant. Seriously?
Now I already find these types of calls really annoying. Who doesn’t? However, this one really pissed me off. Here was some individual pretty much saying that they were voting for a candidate because they’re racist. Think about it. This person is upset with illegal immigrants because his son was shot by one. NEWSFLASH: NOT ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE CRIMINALS! Man, this makes me mad!
I’m not writing this post to show you how you shouldn’t vote for Trump or even to show you the horrible tactics used when people are trying to convince you to vote for someone. The reason for this post is to remind you how horrible it is to group certain races or certain ‘types of people’ for lack of a better term, together.
I understand how hard it must have been for whoever left that message on hundreds of answering machines (if he really did lose his son, that is) to have lost his son to murder. Still though, that doesn’t give him the right to label all illegal immigrants as criminals. That’s the same for how some people don’t like black people because maybe one time they were treated poorly by a black person. This goes for white people too. Just because a white person may have been cruel to you once, doesn’t mean that goes for all white people!
I’ve mentioned this several times, but I’ve gone to schools where 90% of the population was African American and schools where 90% of the population was Caucasian. Yes, it’s true, sometimes there were African American students who I didn’t like. You know what though, there were just as many (if not more) Caucasian students that I didn’t like as well. It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, Hispanic, short, tall, thin, heavy set, etc. No matter what your race, ethnicity, religion, etc., you can be kind or cruel. It doesn’t depend on the race or anything like that, but rather the individual.
Please don’t make assumptions when it comes to the people around you. I’ve had (and have) amazing friends who are black, white, from America, not from America, etc. Don’t let bad experiences with certain people effect your judgement of others.