Everything between black and white
Yesterday I was -purely for inspiration- a bit ‘surfing’ on YouTube. I do this often to inspire me for my columns. An ‘anchor’ might help for today’s column: ‘Everything between black and white’ and I came across a video of a Mexican stand-up comedian named Fluffy (highly recommended by the way). This Fluffy shows off a befriended black colleague with a rather racist gift basket. You may have to see it to laugh about it, but the way these guys deal with their heritage is genius.
Long story short, they attack each other with prejudices based on their origin and skin color. But instead of fighting each other, they make it one big joke. I wish that could also be done in real life. It would really make life much more fun.
It’s too easy to judge someone by their color. Or orientation. Or religion. Yet it happens. Personally, I don’t care if you’re white, dark or yellow or caramel colored for my part. And as far as I’m concerned, you believe in the flying spaghetti monster (it really exists. Google is your best friend); I don’t care.
f you treat me kindly, I will treat you kindly. That’s how it works for me. I don’t look at the differences in color, something that many people -unfortunately- do look at and also judge people on. But when you are born you simply don’t have that choice. And let’s be honest: we all lie like completely ridiculous chicken breasts on the beach, just to get a tan when the sun shines. Pretty hypocritical, isn’t it?
If only we could respect each other, would that be possible? Could we leave out words like ‘nigger’, ad such and just treat each other the way we would like to be treated ourselves? That would make a ton of difference.
We can be happy with the multicultural society we live in. Without the colorful community, our lives would even look super boring. Think about food, for example. You don’t always eat a cheese sandwich when you’re hungry, do you?
No roti without the Surinamese. No döner without the Turks. No fried rice without the Chinese, and even the satay sauce on your fries does not come from your country. We should start thinking about these things, rather than worrying about color instead.
Black Lives doesn’t Matter. ALL Lives Matter. Life is NOT Black and White. It is all about the Colors between them.