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Changing Attitudes

Thursday, June 27, 2013

We are experiencing great social revolution. A society filled with respect and kindness benefits us all. I am amazed at what I m seeing around me. It's hopeful.

Bigotry and hate are intolerable.

I grew up in rural Alabama. I am olive skinned with kinky curly hair and tan very easily. My race was questioned often and I felt the sting of discrimination. There were lines clearly delineating who belonged where. I knew in my heart that crap was wrong.

Yesterday I flipped through a slideshow on the internet about dating advice. The site happened to be Essence magazine. I didn't think too much about it but was pleasantly surprised that one of the couples depicted was interracial. It made me smile. It wasn't an issue.

As a child that would had been unthinkable.

Progress.

I am looking forward to the time when beauty is celebrated in all sizes. Fat shaming will be unthinkable. We are judged for who we ARE not just how thin we can become. Thin is not a virtue.



I wish you joy and peace, love and laughter and the satisfaction of finding your place in the world.

Spark on.
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TEECEA 6/28/2013 12:00PM

    emoticon & well said!

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JENSHAINES 6/27/2013 8:13PM

    LOVED this. And yes, echoing Sumay, we still have a long way to go. Some things are moving in the right direction, however. Great food for thought, as always!

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NEEDBU66 6/27/2013 1:29PM

    emoticon

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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 6/27/2013 11:47AM

    The world is getting better - but it still has a long way to go - in some places more than others. And - sometimes the person who is discriminated against now - will be replaced by another. Hopefully not, but if history repeats itself . . .

All we can do (at least in my opinion) is to try ourselves to make this world a better place and to hope it rubs off on others. Change can happen - and sometimes it starts with a seemingly small step.

Sumay

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ANGEL32192 6/27/2013 9:18AM

  Change is a good thing! Especially in attitude! You are beautiful! :-)

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