Recent Whyte Avenue attacks shine the light on tainted way of thinking
Some people just don’t know how to progress with the times.
You would think that in a multicultural country like Canada, people would be more accepting of one another, welcoming different cultures and ethnicities with open arms.
Well, this is apparently not the case with everyone.
About a month ago, four men took part in a Whyte Avenue tyrant where three people were reported to have been physically assaulted. The alleged attacks included a 20-year-old woman, who was punched repeatedly in the face, while an additional dozen or so people were verbally attacked.
These acts are enough to leave a sour taste in your mouth, but adding insult to injury is the fact that these horrendous acts were racially motivated.
Edmonton Police Service’s Hate Crimes unit charged the men, who are all identified members of the white supremacist group Blood and Honour.
Their violent demonstration came about as they were spreading the word for an upcoming white supremacist rally beng held in Calgary later this month.
It is disturbing to comprehend that people still exist with such tainted morals, where it is somehow okay to punch a young girl in the face and utter threats to others based on the shade of their skin.
Is it still not evident to some people that the colour of one’s skin is simply out of his hands?
The part that irks me most is that these men are university-aged, ranging from 18 to 32 years of age. Hell, they might even attend Grant MacEwan University.
Possibly the worst part of this is that these cowards could potentially indoctrinate future generations with their racist, bullshit ideals.
The ridiculous words of hate they spill into the world could potentially encourage younger, more vulnerable minds to act out in unfounded fits of racially-charged violence.
To have the guts to stand on Whyte Avenue, an area where police frequent on a regular basis, and share prejudice, discriminating and hateful views with complete pride is just pathetic. You should really be ashamed of yourself. These people’s poisonous ideas are the filth of society.
How does one go about his daily life without interacting with someone of colour? And how does that person never have a pleasant interaction with someone with non-white skin?
It’s frightening to say that this issue isn’t isolated and that it seems to have popped up all over the place lately.
Just recently, Seattle-based journalist Shomari Stone was on scene filming a story for the nightly newscast. While the tape was rolling, he witnessed a fight break out between a group of men.
His cameraman continued to roll the tape, which inevitably showed Stone entering harms way in attempts to break up the violence.
Little did Stone know that he, as a black man, could easily have found himself on the other side of the altercation. The man he aided was a white supremacist, with swastika’s allegedly tattooed along his arms.
After being told by police that the man was a white supremacist, Stone confronted him.When speaking with the man he helped, Stone said, “Remember to judge the man by his character, and not the colour of his skin.”
This is really the moral of the story.
The fact that some people still don’t abide by this common, and what should be common sense, idea is what really makes me wonder what kind of world we live in.
We are all humans and we are all just trying to live our lives the best we can. It is confusing to me how some people think the colour of ones skin plays any role in this.