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Today in "muster" -- a time at the beginning of school when we all come together -- this visitor came to our school and began to blabber about black power and segregation, and about how much suffering African American have had to endure. I feel pity for what African American have gone through, but today some have learned nothing about their ancestors heinous experiences and have decide to become attackers themselves.
Some African-Americans that come from the ghetto decided that their lives are lived in poverty and for that sole reason they feel entitled to instill fear in other ethnicities. It's true some live in poverty, but so do some Hispanics, so do Asians, so do Caucasians. It's not that every other ethnicity is innocent but lately I have read about the beatings that some hispanics immigrants have recieved.
Recently there was an article in the paper that came out about two Ecuadorian men who where walking down a street when a group of African-Americans attacked them. I'm not justifying the actions that Caucasians do, but you would think that a person who has gone through harsh treatment would understand the pain, and not practice it. What I found more astonishing than an African-American attacking a Hispanic was a Caucasian and African-American ganging up on an immigrant.
Caucasians have not even remotely gone through what African-Americans or other people of color have gone through. So they are ignorant to how it feels like to get discriminated against or hung for their color of skin. Yet despite this, it seems that instead of African-Americans improving their lifestyles, they worsen them. They have down exactly what it was the the White person wished for, and it was for them to stay ignorant and to remain a minority