I just love that all my boys are in the same room tonight… Dev Patel, Riz Ahmed, Lin Manuel Miranda, Chris Evans, and Gael Garcia Bernal. Hopefully it doesn’t get too awkward if they run into each other.
Oy. Oy oy oy. You know
it’s gonna be one of those posts when it starts with “oy” and I just used
four. Mentally prepare my friends.
First and foremost, this post will have
absolutely NOTHING to do with television other than to discuss a television
star’s recent comments about an event in the news. Feel free to turn away now.
But I’m getting a lot of questions about it
and even though this might be a GIGANTIC mistake, I’m going to write a post
about it. Why? My priest said something very important yesterday. “The
more we talk about evil the less power it has.” It’s important to talk about
issues like racism. I think too often we don’t because we are afraid of
offending people. But I think that just gives racism more power.
These are my opinions and my opinions only.
Nothing too shocking since this is my blog. You are more than entitled to
disagree, however I won’t tolerate hate. If you are hateful you will be blocked
or your comment with be deleted. The better option is to avail yourself of the
unfollow button. I’m going to approach this from a position of understanding,
respect and God willing a little humor. The humor might be an EPIC fail, but
the rest I hope will not. So I expect the same in return.
In the immortal words of Xander Harris, “I
don’t like racism. I’m gonna take a stand and say it’s not good.” (Xander was
actually talking about vampires, but I think the quote still works). I
would certainly hope everyone can agree. There. A little common ground. Let’s
build a bridge.
I think when we’re discussing issues of racism
it’s very important to keep two words in mind: world view. Your world view is
crucially important in these types of situations. It means your experiences in
the world help shape your view of the world. Said another way? You don’t know
what you don’t know.